File Extension Library

.WAP File Extension

  • Developer by: Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet
  • Category: Bitmap image Files

What are .WAP files and how to open them?

Can't open .WAP file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .WAP file.

What is a .WAP file extension?

.WAP file extension is created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. .WAP has been classified as Bitmap image Files.

.WAP is Wireless bitmap (level 0) image format

File extension wap seems to be mainly related to somewhat old graphics format, described at Wireless bitmap (level 0) image format.

The Wireless Application Protocol Bitmap Format (WBMP) has been designed for use with applications that operate over wireless communication networks.

The WBMP format is commonly used in mobile phones (WAP phones) and enables graphical information to be sent to the handset.

.WAP file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .WAP file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.

How to open:

Use XnView MP graphics viewer to view content of the .wap pictures.

How to convert:

Use XnView to transform Wireless bitmap (level 0) image format to other bitmap images.

How to fix problems with .WAP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .WAP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .WAP file format
  2. You need to check the .WAP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)