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How to Play Any WMA Files on iPhone?

iPhone is a great device to play music on the go. But when it comes to Windows Media Audio (WMA) files, you will may find it is not easy to play them on your iPhone. That's because iPhone only supports to play audio in the format of MP3, WAV and AIFF and WMA is not compatible with iPhone. Actually, if you have some WMA files stored on your PC/Mac hard drive, or your favorite music is downloaded as .wma, you can still listen to it using your iPhone. Now we will discuss the best solution to play WMA on iPhone as below.

Concrete steps to play WMA on iPhone

To get the work done, you just need to convert your WMA files to iPhone friendly MP3 format along with a third party software. Enjoying super simple and clear interface, Pavtube Video Converter is capable of converting audio and video between popular formats like MP3, WAV, MP4, AVI, AAC, FLAC, etc. Furthermore, it allows users to convert multiple files at the same time. It also allows you to edit audio by setting sample rate and bite rate, trimming it to get the wanted part as you like before converting. With this tools, there is absolutely zero quality loss during the conversion process.

Here is how to use this tool.

If you're using a Mac computer, you could turn to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. The operation of Mac Video Converter is quite similar to that of Windows.

Guide: Convert WMA to MP3 for All iPhone models

Step 1: Add WMA to this WMA to iPhone converter

Launch the software, then click "File">"Load Video/Audio" or "Load from folder"(batch conversion) to import your WMA files. This WMA to iPhone converter also supports drag-and-drop. It means that you can directly drag your local WMA files to this app's conversion pane.

Tip: If you want to join several WMA files into a single one, just check the "Merge into one file" box under preview window.

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Step 2: Choose output format

In order to play WMA audio files on iPhone, you need to choose an iPhone compatible format as the output format. As we know, MP3 can be played on most devices, including iPhone. Here, just click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and move to "Common Audio" category to select "MP3-MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)". Then back to the main interface, select the output folder by clicking the "Browse" icon.


Step 3: Adjust Audio Parameters

Click the "Settings" icon, a new interface named "Profile Settings" will pop up. You can adjust audio codec, sample rate, bitrate and channels here.


Step 4: Convert WMA to iPhone

Click the “Convert” button to start with the conversion. After the conversion, the file will automatically be saved in your computer. Once the conversion is finished, you can click on the “Open Output Folder” button to locate the converted files. Finally, you can transfer them to your iPhone via iTune sync.

Tips and Additional Information

If you don't like converting WMA file and then transfer it to iPhone in complicated steps, you may also use a WMA player for iPhone. There are also a handful of free audio apps available for the iPhone that enable you to play WMA files natively. These include OPlayer Lite, VLC and KMPlayer.

Take OPlayer Lite as an example. This tool can play any file in your iPhone. However, unlike any other players that are ready to use, it still requires an iTunes as files need to get from there. You first need to select “Apps” > “File Sharing” > select “Oplayer” in the list > then add files.

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