Top 2 Methods to Play FLAC on iPhone

Method1: Install a FLAC Player for iPhone; Method 2 Convert FLAC to MP3 or M4A

Apple has added FLAC support on its products which use iOS 11 operating system, including iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but some users still report the failure when playing FLAC files on their iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Is there a solution to this problem? Now the following article just introduces two popular methods to help users to successfully play any FLAC on any iPhone.

Method 1: Install a FLAC Player for iPhone

If the iPhone default player has difficulty in playing FLAC on iPhone, not as the same as iPhone claims, then we can install another FLAC player on iPhone and use it to play FLAC file. The following will recommend two widely used FLAC players to help users to play FLAC file on iPhone.


VLC Player is a free and open source media player which can perfectly play FLAC file on iPhone. Except for playing FLAC on iPhone, VLC player also helps users to play WAV, MP2, AIFF, OGG, etc on iPhone. Actually, VLC Player is a very popular media player which can help to play any audio file or any video file on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Xbox, all smart TVs, etc. Users can download and install VLC player from its official website and then launch it, click the Media menu> Select Open File menu to import the FLAC file that you want to play> Click Open button to play the FLAC file.

FLAC Player for iPhone

FLAC Player+ is a free FLAC player for iPhone, iPad and iPod. FLAC Player+ is an app that can be downloaded from Apple App Store at  FLAC Player+ also supports to play other audio formats on iPhone, iPad and iPod with iOS 8.0 or higher system as well as play FLAC file.


Method 2: Convert FLAC to iPhone ALAC, MP3, etc

This method needs a professional FLAC to iPhone converter and among which, Avdshare Audio Converter is highly recommended. Avdshare Audio Converter supports to convert any FLAC file to any iPhone more supported ALAC, MP3, etc.

Except for converting FLAC to iPhone, Avdshare Audio Converter also supports to convert other unsupported WAV, MP2, AIFF, OGG, etc to iPhone ALAC, MP3, etc.

This Avdshare Audio Converter has been designed with batch conversion function to convert FLAC to iPhone ALAC, MP3, etc in batch.

This Avdshare Audio Converter also helps to convert any unsupported audio format to Android, PSP, Xbox, Windows Media Player and many other audio devices and players supported audio formats.

Guide on Converting FLAC to iPhone ALAC, MP3, M4A etc

The following guide works to convert any FLAC file to iPhone M4A, ALAC, MP3, etc.

Make Preparation: Free download FLAC to iPhone Converter

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

Step 1 Import FLAC file

Import the FLAC file to this FLAC to iPhone converter by clicking the "Add File" button. Users can also drag and drop the FLAC file to this FLAC to iPhone converter.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Simply click the "Profile" button >"General Audio" category to choose iPhone ALAC as the final output format.

Step 3 Start and finish the FLAC to ALAC conversion

Click the "Convert" button to complete the converting FLAC to iPhone M4A ALAC work.