How to Play Flash SWF File on iPhone? (Two Methods)

Method 1: Convert SWF to iPhone MP4; Method 2: Install SWF Player on iPhone

Have stored many SWF files but failed to open them on your iPhone? Want a solution? The following two methods just work well to easily solve Flash SWF file not playing on iPhone problem.

I have stored many SWF files on my USB and have tried many methods to transfer them to my iPhone for playback, but none of them worked. I have done lots of research but still can not figure it out. Can anyone tell me a method or share me a software to help me to successfully open my SWF files on my iPhone?

An SWF file is an Adobe Flash animation file which is used to contain different types of elements, like text, vector images, actionscripts, lines, squares, etc. You can open SWF files in many web browsers with Adobe plugins being installed, like Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Integrated Runtime, etc. An SWF file can not be natively played on any iOS device, including any iPhone device. So is there any software to help to play any SWF file on iPhone? Yes and the following just introduces two widely used methods to enable to play any SWF file on any iPhone device.

Method One: Convert SWF File to iPhone MOV or MP4

We all know that iPhone best supports MP4 H.264, MOV H.264, etc and so we can only convert the SWF file to any iPhone device best supported MOV or MP4 to allow the compatible playback. To convert SWF to iPhone MP4 or MOV, a professional SWF to iPhone converter is required. 

  1. Avdshare Video Converter is just developed for this purpose. With Avdshare Video Converter, any SWF file can be easily converted to iPhone best supported MP4 or MOV without any quality loss.
  2. Besides SWF, this converter also supports to convert other unsupported video formats, like FLV, WMV, WTV, F4V, 3GP, etc to any iPhone device MP4 or MOV with the highest conversion speed allowed by your bandwidth.
  3. There is no ad or virus brought to your output file or to your computer. 
  4. It supports to batch convert many SWF files, WMV files, FLV files, etc to iPhone MOV or MP4 at one time.

How to Convert SWF to iPhone MOV or MP4 with Avdshare Video Converter?

You can follow the steps below to easily convert your SWF file to iPhone best supported MOV or MP4.

Make Preparation: Free download SWF to iPhone Converter

Free download the professional SWF to iPhone Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import SWF Video file

Click the Add File button to import your SWF file to this converter. The Drag&Drop feature also works to import your SWF file to this converter. If you want to batch convert many SWF files to iPhone MP4 or MOV you only need to import all of them to this converter and use the batch conversion function to convert all of them at once.

Step 2 Specify MP4 H.264 as output format

You only need to click the Profile button and choose iPhone best supported MP4 H.264 as the output format from the appearing iPhone category.

Step 3 Complete the conversion work

SWF to iPhone MP4 H.264 conversion work can be easily done after you click the Convert button.


Method Two: Install SWF Player to iPhone

In this method, you need to install another SWF player to your iPhone and use this SWF player instead of iPhone default player to open your SWF file. After searching a lot, we learned that VLC Player for iOS is fully capable of opening SWF files on iPhone and so you only need to go to VLC Player official website, download VLC Player for iOS and install it on your iPhone device. After VLC Player for iOS is installed to your iPhone device, you can launch it to open any SWF file on your iPhone device. Note: You had better download VLC Player for iOS from VLC Player official website to avoid any possible virus attack to your iPhone device.