Precisely for those who use their smartphone or tablet daily to do everything, in this guide we will show you the best apps to convert audio and video to iPhone and iPad, so you can act without turning on the computer and immediately sharing the final result on social networks or in chat.
convertire video su iPhone e iPadThe first app we recommend you try on our Apple device is The Video Converter, available for free for iPhone and iPad.
By installing this app on your Apple phone or tablet we will have a simple but effective tool to convert our video files (saved in the internal memory) to MP4, MP3, 3G2, AAC, AVI, FLAC, FLC, M4A, MKV, OGV , OGA, WAV, MPEG or WEBM. Among the features of the app we have the rapid conversion, obtained thanks to the use of a cloud server for the conversion: consequently therefore our smartphone or tablet must be connected to the Internet (possibly in Wi-Fi), so as to be able to upload the video in the cloud of the service, perform the conversion and finally start downloading the converted file.
The free version allows you to convert files up to 20MB: for larger files we will have to subscribe to one of the subscriptions provided as in-app purchases.
Another app similar to the one we saw earlier is Video Converter, available for free for iPhone and iPad.
This app allows you to upload the file to be shared from the internal memory of the device but also from other services such as Gmail, Drive, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive, so you can convert on the fly even the files present in our cloud or received via e-mail on Gmail. Once one or more files have been loaded into the interface we can proceed with the conversion into our preferred format: currently 3GP, AS, AVI, AVS, DIVX, FLV, M2TS, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG4, MPG are supported , SWF, VOB, WMV and MP3.
The conversions use a cloud server: the files will then be uploaded online via the Internet connection (it is better to use a Wi-Fi connection) and, once the conversion is complete, they will be downloaded directly to the phone memory. There does not seem to be any limitation on uploading to the conversion cloud, but by paying for the in-app purchase we will be able to benefit from a much higher conversion speed.
If we need an app to convert audio files, we can use The Audio Converter, produced by the same company as the first app reported and available for free for iPhone and iPad.
Very easy to use, it closely follows the same interface seen for the video app and is compatible with various audio formats as inputs, including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA, AC3 or AIFF.
One of the most interesting features is the integration of the app in the iPhone sharing menu: if we have a video or audio file to convert into another app or in the File manager, just use the Share button and select the converter to start immediately converting to the desired format.
Just like the previous app we can convert files up to 20MB: for larger files we will have to subscribe as an in-app purchase.
Web app to convert audio and videoAs we could have guessed, all the apps on the iPhone and iPad to convert audio or video files rely on a cloud conversion service; as an alternative to apps, we can also consider i conversion websites, which can work as real apps within the Safati browser (integrated on all iPhones and iPads).
The first site we recommend you visit from your mobile browser is Media.io, which offers its services for free.
By opening the site from the browser we can add the files to convert by pressing the button Add your files, choosing the output format (both audio and video) and finally pressing the key Converted. The files will be uploaded to the site and converted via the server; at the end, the automatic download of the new file will start, which will be added to the downloaded files in the File management system.
Alternatively we can point to the Zamzar website, currently one of the best conversion sites available for free.
The site supports any audio and video format and codec on the market and is very simple to use, even from mobile: once the site is loaded, press the button Thêm tập tin, we choose the files to add, we choose the format in which to convert the uploaded files and we wait for them to be uploaded to the online cloud (for large files we always recommend Wi-Fi). At the end of the process, all the converted files will be downloaded automatically, so that they can be used in other apps or shared on social networks or in chats.
If we want to use alternative sites to convert videos online, we invite you to continue reading in our guide Convert files to different formats: All programs and sites to do it.
ConclusionsThe rarity of apps dedicated to the conversion on iPhone and iPad highlights an objective difficulty of these devices in providing the adequate power to do the conversions: all the apps tested still rely on a cloud conversion service to complete the task. If we are afraid that our files may be copied or used in other areas, it is better to download the files to convert to your PC and use one of the programs seen in our guide Best programs to convert videos.
If, on the other hand, we wanted to carry out the conversions on an Android device, the choice is wider and almost all the apps use the CPU and GPU of the system for the conversion, as seen in our article at Best apps to convert audio and video on Android.
Best apps to convert audio and video to iPhone and iPad