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Convert MP4 Video to 3GP for Playback on Mobile Phones

Have you ever been bothered by the problem that you can't play all the videos on your mobile phone, whether it's Android phone or iPhone?

For videos recorded by camcorder, or videos downloaded online, or videos you get from somewhere else, you may meet this unplayable problem. Sometimes it is because the video size too large, but the most possible reason is the format unsupported.

To solve this problem, you need to convert the video first.

As is widely known that 3GP is the format supported by most mobile phones, whether for Android or Apple. As a commonly seen video format, MP4 is not supported by all devices.

Here we introduce 2 easy ways to convert MP4 to 3GP for mobile devices.

MP4 Video to 3GP

How to convert and edit MP4 video to 3GP on computer

The first method is using the third-party software, Video Converter Ultimate to help you make the MP4 to 3GP conversion.

Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

1Run the program, you'll see the main interface as below.


2Click Add File button on the top. In the pop-up window, choose the MP4 video file and click Open to load it to the program.


3Click the drop-down button of Profile, input "3gp" in the quick search box, and all 3GP formats options will be shown on right. Choose the one that suits your phone best.


4Move your mouse down and choose destination folder where the converted 3GP file will be saved. Click Browse, choose the folder and click OK to save.


5Click the Convert button to start the conversion.

Wait for a short while and you will get the converted video in the destination folder you choose.

Before you start to convert, you can edit the MP4 file like, rotate, crop, clip, flip, watermark, enhance, etc.

You can check the video below to convert MP4 to 3GP:

How to convert MP4 to 3GP online

Apart from the software that helps you convert MP4 to 3GP on your computer, you can also try the online converting tool without installing any program.

Here we will take Convert.Files as the example to show you how to change MP4 to 3GP.

1Go to, click "Browse" next to "Choose a local file" to upload the MP4 file to this page.

You can also type the online video URL to the bar to download 3GP from Tubidy, YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc. directly.

2In this page, the default output format is 3GP. If you want to convert MP4 to other formats, then you can select from "Output format".

3Click "Convert" to start to convert the MP4 to 3GP.

Convert MP4 to 3GP Online

This page focuses on showing you 2 easy ways to convert MP4 to 3GP. You can convert and edit the MP4 to 3GP in the first method, and you can use the second way to change MP4 to 3GP online for free. Select the better one and start to make the conversion.


1. You have to convert one MP4 file to 3GP file one by one, because it does not let you get bulk downloading.

2. You can also tick "Send a download link to my email" to get the converted 3Gp file through your email.

3. Compared with the first method, you will notice that this online converting program is lacking in some editing features, and the supported formats are limited.

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June 21, 2018 14:37 / Updated by to Video Converter