How to Play Flash Videos on iPhone and iPad [No Jailbreak]


Websites like Daily motion, Flikr, Vimeo requires you to have a flash supported device to play videos. Now, if you are using a iOS powered device like iPhone, iPod and iPad, playing Flash videos is not possible by default. However, there are other ways through which you can play flash videos on your iOS device. Here is how to play flash videos on iPhone and iPad without jailbreaking your device.

Method 1: Puffin Web Browser to Play Flash Videos on iPhone and iPad

Puffin Web Browser is a mobile flash browser  and it allows you to play Flash videos on your iPhone and iPad with ease. This utility supports Adobe Flash V16.0 and can play almost any flash supported videos on any website.

The app also comes with features like download to cloud, Theater Mode, ability to adjust flash quality, Puffin world, Virtual Gamepad, incognito mode and more.

The Puffin Web Browser is available for free to download. However, the free version of the app only supports Adobe Flash over cloud during “off-peak hours” from 6AM to 6PM.

Other limitations of the app includes the data centers of the app are in the US, hence you would only access public website from US Geo Locations. If you are Okay with the above restrictions then Puffin Web Browser should solve your problem of unable to play Flash videos on iPhone and iPad.

Method 2:  iOSFlashVideo

iOSFlashVideo is one of the oldest trick to play flash videos on iPhone and iPad. This is a javascript hack, which allows you to play flash videos on your iPhone and iPad. Here is how you can use it.

Step 1: Open Safari app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Enter and visit the following URL.

Step 3: Once you have opened the web page, tap on bookmark icon and tap on add Bookmark to add the bookmark.

Step 4: Now, before you save it, remove  from the bookmark and tap on Done button to save it.

Step 5: Next, visit any website which requires flash support for playing the video. As iPhone and iPad doesn’t support flash by default, you will see a blank screen.

Step 6: Next, click and open the bookmark that you have saved previously.

Step 7: Wait until the video starts to appear on your screen. Tap on the video that you wish to play and it will start playing on your default iOS device video player.

Alternatively, you can also download and Install apps like Skyfire on your device, which allows you play flash videos by converting to HTML5. However, this app costs $3 in iTunes. 


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