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How to Convert MKV and Play MKV on iPhone for 100% FREE

This article focuses on how to convert MKV to iPhone on Mac. With the MacX Video Converter Pro, you can complete the conversion in simple clicks, and then play it on your sweet, shiny, Apple iPhone.

By Candice Liu to Process Video, iPhone Video|Last updated on Nov 22, 2018

At present, MKV is popular for its high definition video quality. Therefore, it is easy to get various sorts of MKV files online for free. Many people prefer to download movies in MKV files as well. But these people have found that the MKV files cannot be recognized by fashionable iPhone. How to convert MKV to iPhone 8 is a big problem in front of them.

As the development of science and technology, digital media have become the necessary in daily life. iPhone is by now one of the best portable devices to watch videos, movies, TV shows and listen to music. The video formats iPhone supports are H.264, MPEG-4 in MP4, MOV and M4V. And the audio formats iPhone supports are MP3 and AAC. Very apparently, MKV files cannot be directly played on iPhone. Therefore a video to iPhone transcoder is in need to convert the MKV videos first.

Best MKV to iPhone Video Converter

No.1 fast video processing tool to convert MKV videos to iPhone XS/XS Max/X/8 Plus/8/7s/7/6s/6/SE/5s etc with excellent quality and world's fastest speed (5X faster).

This video program works seamlessly on macOS 10.14 Big Sur and PC (Windows 10) to help users convert various video formats to iPhone like FLV, AVI, MTS and MKV to iPhone Xs/X/8 Plus/8/7/6s/6/SE/5s, Galaxy S9/Note 9 and more. An unique feature of this iPhone video encoder lies in its fastest speed, thanks to the use of Intel's QSV/Nvidia/AMD HW acceleration tech, which speeds up the whole conversion to 5X faster than other tools, all with excellent output quality!

How to convert MKV to iPhone XS/XS Max/X/8 Plus/8?

MacX Video Converter Pro which offers the functions to transcode and import any video to iPhone 8/8+ so that you can keep the high video quality. The following will introduce the step-by-step guide.

convert MKV to iPhone

Step 1: Load your target MKV file by clicking "Add File".

After free download this MKV to iPhone converter, click "Add File" button to load the MKV files.

Step 2: Choose the Output Video Format.

Select the output video you desire. Here we go "to iPhone Video" and choose the specific iPhone device you have. The latest version of this MKV converter supports transfer MKV to iPhone Xs/X/8/8 Plus/7s/7/6S/6/Plus/5s, iPad Pro/Air 2, iPad Mini 4, etc.

Step 3: Select Output Folder.

Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Start Conversion.

After finish the above steps, click the "RUN " button to start conversion, you could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.

Alternative Way: Convert MKV to iPhone with iPhone Video Transfer

Some video transfer tools for iPhone can encodevideo to iPhone 8, what I mean here is not iTunes, but MacX MediaTrans, a versatile program that combines video conversion and transferring into one. It lets you convert MKV video of HD 4K to iPhone XS/XS Max/X/8/7/SE/6s/5s on Mac with No.1 fast speed and transfer output MKV to iPhone in a click.

How to Transfer and Convert Video to iPhone Xs/X/8 on Mac

Free download iPhone MKV video transfer (macOS Big Sur supported) and run it on Mac computer. This iPhone manager software introduced here allows you to convert MKV video files to iPhone 8/Plus, and all iPhone generations.

convert MKV to iPhone

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable and turn off iTunes auto sync.

Step 2: Click "Video" icon on the main interface to start converting MKV video from Mac to iPhone.

Step 3: Click "Add Video" button to add MKV videos to iPhone on Mac. It will give "Unsupported format" message, click "Convert" button to convert MKV video to iPhone supported format codec on Mac. Then press "Sync" button on the bottom to transfer converted videos to iPhone 8/8 Plus without iTunes.

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