Your iPhone or iPad could be nice platform to play movies and videos, especially the big screen iPhone 7/6 Plus and iPad. You might be excited to watch the videos you downloaded or synced, but found your videos won’t play on your iPhone 7/6s/6 or iPad. So how to fix the issue of “video not playing on iPhone 7 or other iOS devcie”? We are going to talk about it in this post.
Normally, these are two kinds of videos you may watch on your iPhone iPad and iPod touch. The first one is online streaming video, such as Youtube and Vimeo videos, and another is the video that somebody sent you or you downloaded/synced from computer. Below we’ll provides you with some tips based on these two kinds of videos.
- How to Fix Online Videos Not Playing on iPhone 7/6s/iPad
- How to Fix Rceived/Downloaded/Synced Videos Won’t Play on iPhone iPad
How to Fix Streaming Videos Not Playing on iPhone 7/7s/6/6s/iPad
While there are lots of online videos/movies websites and apps you can choose to watch on, there are various solutions to your video playing problems. If you can’t watch online streaming videos on your iPhone 7 or other iOS device, here we collected some tips that may help you fix it:
- Check network connection and use Wi-Fi if possible.
- Restart your iPhone iPad.
- Clear cache and cookies of your browser or the app you using to watch online video, such as YouTube.
- Or update browser or video playing app to be latest version.
- Update iPhone iPad to the newest iOS.
How to Fix Received/Downloaded/Synced Videos Won’t Play Issue
Actually, not all videos are supported by iOS operating system. So some videos that you received and downloaded on your iPhone iPad may be not supported by your device. Therefore, you cannot add them to your iPhone iPad and play them normally.
1. iPhone iPad supported video formats:
|Type||iPhone iPad Supported Video Specification|
|M-JPEG||Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|H.264||Up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats|
|MPEG-4||Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats|
2. How to fix videos not supported by your iPhone 7/6s/6 or iPad?
If your videos are not supported by your iPhone iPad, you can use some videos converters to convert unsupported videos to be supported and then sync them to your device. Of course, some iPhone transfer apps, it is said, to be useful to transfer unsupported videos to iPhone iPad directly.