The File Extensions Database


.W4A File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple, Inc.
  • Category: Audio and sound Files

What is an .W4A file?

.W4A is Audio data

The w4a file extension is related to some older now probably no longer used audio format that was generated by iTunes.

Seems to be obsolete without support from any developer.

This w4a file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.


How to open:

Use Apple iTunes to work with *.w4a files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be converted like any other audio data.

How to solve problems with W4A files

  • Associate the W4A file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any W4A file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.W4A files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the W4A file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .W4A is Audio data. Because only the current version supports the latest W4A file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .W4A is Audio data update.
  • To make sure that your W4A file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.