Transferring a file from a PC to an iOS device without iTunes or by jailbreaking was next to impossible, but thanks to an app called Waltr that makes it possible to transfer any type of video or audio file, regardless of its format, on your iOS device with native playback of the file in Apple’s Music and Video apps.
Since every way to jailbreaking the latest versions of iOS is dead now and relying only on iTunes for the transfer of files to your iOS device can be really annoying sometimes especially when you have to convert the file via a separate app and then upload it through iTunes. [Note: If you are not aware, iPhones and iPads can only play limited media file formats like MP3, WAV, and AAC music files, and MP4 and M4V video files. It’s not possible to play MKV or AVI video formats.]
To overcome this scenario, you can install WALTR on your MAC or Windows PC which makes it way easier to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone format for native playback.
How to use WALTR:
- Download this app on your windows/MAC PC: LINK
- Install it
- Disable iTunes automatic sync feature
- Connect your iOS device to your PC via USB
- Drag-and-drop the desired files for transferring to your iOS device.
Before you upload the files, WALTR converts the files to an iOS supported format. The file conversion time is also really fast. It can convert 1 GB of data in around a minute. After the file conversion, WALTR uploads them in such a way that they’re available in the native Video and Music apps of your iPhone and iPad. PRETTY COOL!