"I understand that the bundled apps for iPhone do not support AVI files. However, I have lots of these files which I want to watch on my iPhone. Can you suggest a streamlined, automatic way of doing this? I have never watched videos on my iPhone or iTunes before and would appreciate step-by-step answers."

It is really good news for iPhone fans that the iPhone X finally released. iPhone is renowned for its retina display with high resolution and pixel density which makes the words and images vivid and clear. So watching videos on iPhone is very enjoyable. However, You may notice that it will end in failure when you try to play AVI videos on iPhone. As we know, iPhone only supports MP4, MOV and M4V formats. which means you need to transfer AVI to iPhone supported formats. This article picks out top 3 free ways to help you in converting AVI to iPhone compatible formats (Including iPhone X/8plus/8/7plus/7/6plus/6/SE...) with ease.

What is AVI and Why We Need to Convert AVI to iPhone

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. It is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its video for Windows software. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used.

As mentioned previously, we know that iPhone cannot support AVI format. The second reason is, AVI is a popular format and a lot of videos from online resources are recorded as AVI so that after transferring AVI to MP4, MOV or M4V formats, you will have the endless resources on iPhone.

Top 3 Free AVI to iPhone File Tools

Now massive video converters are available online, most of which work in a similar way but have differences in stability and performance. In terms of the quality and speed of conversion, the following software, VideoSolo Free Video Converter, Fonepaw iOS transfer and WinX Video Converter are confirmed as the best 3 free AVI to iPhone file tools.

2.1 VideoSolo Free Video Converter (Windows/Mac)

To achieve the iPhone compatible file from AVI format, you need a professional and easy-to-use VideoSolo Free Video Converter. It can help you transform the video format to any formats, including MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. No need to worry about the compatibility issue. What's more, it supports converting multiple video files in batch and you can also edit video with preferred settings and parameters. The below tips will tell you how to step-by-step convert AVI to iPhone with VideoSolo Free Video Converter.

Step 1. Download and Install the Converter

Step 2. Add AVI File to the Converter

Click the Add Files button to find the video you want to convert as long as you open the main interface. You can import multiple videos too.

Add Files

Step 3. Edit the Video Settings

Before converting the AVI file, the converter allows users to edit video with opening and ending title.

Select Video Opening Theme

Step 4. Choose Output Format

Next, navigate to the format list and choose the iPhone compatible formats like MP4, MOV or M4V.

Choose Output Format

Step 5. Choose Destination Folder

Click the bottom "…" button to select a destination folder to save the converted file.

Choose Destination Folder

Step 6. Start the Transformation Process

When specifying the export format, click the big Convert button in the lower right corner of the main window to start the conversion.

Start Conversion

Recommended the full version:

If you want your videos to be more amazing, edit the AVI video files by trimming, cropping and adding special effects and watermarks before you output it. Try a paid full version, VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. It is an all-in-one video tool which integrates ultra-fast conversion speed, more powerful customized editing features as well as loss-less video quality. For more useful tips, you may refer to other practical article listed as following: Convert Videos to iPhone 7/7 Plus Easily with Original Quality.

2.2 Fonepaw iOS Transfer

FonePaw iOS Transfer is a competent and functional explorer for Apple devices. All the files you upload or download that will be converted automatically to the applicable format for your devices. It can easily manage your Apple software and backup your files. With it, you can also transfer videos, movies, podcasts, voice memos, photos, books, contacts, and more from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to PC/Mac/iTunes/iDevice or back. Moreover, you can directly move SMS from iPhone to the computer in a click. Then follow the simple steps below.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer.

Step 2. Launch FonePaw iOS Transfer.

Step 3. Go to Media > Movies, then add AVI video (the unsupported format will be converted automatically).

Fonepaw IOS Transfer

2.3 WinX Video Converter (Windows/Mac)

WinX Video Converter is the easy-to-use software which is capable of converting AVI to compatible format on iPhone or other Apple devices. Below are the basic steps to convert AVI to iPhone.

Step 1. Start the converter and click Add button to import the AVI file.

Step 2. Select output format for Apple devices.

Step 3. Choose a destination folder to save the converted video on your computer.

Step 4. It will start the conversion when you click RUN button on the right bottom of the interface.

WinX Video Converter

VideoSolo Free Video Converter is the best choice of top 3 free AVI to iPhone converters because of the simpler interface, more stable and reliable performance and faster-converting speed. Download it and have a try!