Looking to record 4K videos on your iPhone but can’t figure out how? Follow our simple and easy steps to enable it!

4K videos are the new trend, there definitely is a difference between HD and 4K (we’re not even going to talk about HDR!) The iPhone can record 4K videos at 30fps and 60fps depending on what model iPhone you have but it is not set as default and is not accessible on the camera app. You can also change the frame rate of your recording making the videos smoother and look more lifelike, just keep in mind that the higher the frame rate and resolution, the larger the file size will be. Make sure you have a large enough storage space for your silky videos!

The list below lists all of the iPhones that can record in 4K definition (check that your iPhone can record in it before you continue!) record 4K videos on your iPhone SE

Follow these easy steps to turn on 4K recording!

You have to go into settings as you cannot turn it on through the camera app (for some reason)

  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap on Camera
  3. Tap record video
  4. Pick your preferred frame rate and resolution of video


record 4K videos on your iPhone iPhone 7

Being able to record in 4K is definitely worth it! Make sure you have enough storage for the videos of high resolution. The file sizes are listed below: 

  • 720p HD at 30fps records at 40MB per minute
  • 1080p Full HD at 30fps records at 60MB per minute (This is the default camera setting)
  • 1080p Full HD at 60fps records at 90MB per minute
  • 4K recording at 24fps is 135MB per minute
  • 4K recording at 30fps is 170MB per minute
  • 4K recording at 60fps is 400MB per minute

You can also record slow motion videos on the iPhone 6S/6S Plus (only 120fps), iPhone 7/7 plus and the iPhone 8/8 Plus, the file sizes are listed below:

  • 1080 Full HD at 120fps is 135MB per minute
  • 1080p Full HD at 240fps is 480MB per minute

(Source: www.techradar.com)

Recording 4K at 60fps is glorious and will definitely give you the video quality you desire, your friends and family will think you are a superstar director but it does command a high level of storage (3 minutes is over 1GB) so be careful with how much you are recording!

Enjoy being able to record 4K videos on your iPhone!

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