How to Play WAV Files on iPhone/iPad/iPod

How to play WAV on iPhone? This guide tells you two ways to convert a WAV file to MP3 format for playback on iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 30, 2020

WAV stands for Waveform Audio File Format, and it is a file format for audio files within the Windows operating system. Generally, iPhone can’t play WAV audio files natively. If you want to play WAV on iPhone the best solution is to convert WAV to iPhone natively supported formats.

In this guide, we will talk about two common methods to help you play WAV on iPhone, iPad and iPod.

1. Convert WAV Files for iPhone/iPad/iPod with iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes, and navigate to “Preferences > General > Import Settings” option.

Step 2. Set “MP3 Encoder” in “Import Using”, and choose 128 kbps, 160 kbps, or 192 kbps. Then, click OK to close the Preferences interface.

Step 3. Import your WAV file into iTunes by clicking on “File > Add File to Library.” Select one or more WAV files already in iTunes, and then right click to choose “Create MP3 Version”.

Step 4. Then plug in with your iDevice. Click the Device button > Music > Sync Music > Apply.

How to Convert MAV to Mp3 with iTunes

How to Convert MAV to Mp3 with iTunes

2. How to Play WAV Files on iPhone/iPad/iPod with AnyTrans

AnyTrans for iOS is a full-way and all-sided iOS file management tool made for all iPhone, iPad and iPod.

AnyTrans – Convert Media Files

  • Convert the incompatible media files like WAV to iPhone friendly format.
  • Transferring audio or video files like WAV, WMA, WMV, AVI and more from computer to iDevice.
  • Manage the data on iDevices, like music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc.

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your PC or Mac > Connect your new iPhone to the computer with a USB cable > Choose the “Device Manager” mode > Click the “+” button to add music from computer.

For PC, click on Settings button to set the audio format you want AnyTrans to convert to. For Mac, go to Preferences to set it.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 1

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2. Choose the folder contains the WAV files you need > Select the file you prefer > Click the “Open” button to continue.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 2

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Click the “>” button to continue > Then click the “Next” button to start converting the selected WAV files from computer to your iPhone. It will convert to the iPhone supported file automatically.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 3

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

It is not exaggerated to say that AnyTrans is the best alternative to iTunes for it does a great job on data-transferring, content-backup, and file-management.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.