Sep 222013
 

Overview: Can iPhone 5S/5C/4/4S iOS 7 Play FLAC Files?

FLAC, short form for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a compressed lossless audio format supported by more hardware devices and mobile devices. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size but doesn’t sacrifice sonic quality. Thus FLAC is the better choice for lossless audio. However, to enjoy and play FLAC music on iPhone is not quite easy for music audiophile as FLAC is not a native support audio format by iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and is not natively supported by the latest iOS system iOS 7.

To play FLAC on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, one method is to download a FLAC player for iOS from iTunes Store. The recommend method is to convert FLAC to iPhone friendly audio format. If you do not care about the audio quality, you can convert FLAC to MP3 to play FLAC on iOS 7 and iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4. If you are audiophine and want to pursue audio quality, you can convert FLAC to iOS 7 and iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 supported Apple Lossless ALAC.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Convert FLAC to MP3 or Apple Lossless ALAC to Play FLAC on iOS 7 iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4

Prepare: Free download FLAC to iPhone Converter

Free download FLAC to iPhone Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it.

Step 1: Add FLAC files

Click “Add File” button to add FLAC files to the FLAC audio converter.

How to convert FLAC to iOS 7

Step 2: Choose output format

Take converting FLAC to MP3 format for example. Click the “Profile” Drop-down list and choose “MP3 – MPEG-3 Audio(*.mp3)” as the profile from “General Audio” category.

Step 3: Convert FLAC to iPhone supported MP3, WAV, AAC or ALAC

Click on the “Convert” button at the bottom of the program to start FLAC to iOS 7 iPhone conversion.

Step 4: Import FLAC to iTunes and transfer to iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 4.

Move to Music library tab. When the conversion in Step 3 is finished, click to open the converted FLAC files. Directly drag and drop the audio files to iTunes. The songs will imediately appear in the Music library.

Now you can transfer FLAC files to iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 4 iOS 7 with ease to play on the go.