Sending an iPhone video doesn’t cause it to lose quality by itself. Quality is lost by the app or process used to send the video. The main reason you cannot always send high-quality video from the iPhone is the size limit. According to a recent report, Apple may not allow users to send long videos from their iPhones to prevent server overload.
Another reason is that the iPhone camera only records HD videos, which means a two-minute long video can be hundreds of MBs in size. But how do you send high-quality videos to both iPhone and Android users?
Your first option is to use iMessage. It is excellent for sharing media but only viable for sending files to other iPhone users. Although there is an iMessage video size limit of about 220Mbs, most of the videos you send will go as high-quality videos.
But doesn’t iMessage compress videos? The answer is yes, but this will only be noticeable when sending a video that exceeds the video size limit.
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When sending to non-iPhone users, you will have to use MMS, which has a file limit of 1.2MB or even less.
Just like Android users can transfer large files using Bluetooth, iPhone users can do the same using AirDrop. This is a powerful file transfer feature available since iOS 7.
This is the option to use if you want to send a large video from your iPhone to your Mac or another iOS device without losing any quality. The best thing is to send a large video within minutes or even seconds.
On how to send video from iPhone without losing quality with AirDrop, you need first to swipe up from the bottom of the screen and open the Control Center on your iPhone.
Tap the AirDrop and select ‘Contacts Only’ or ‘Everyone.’ If the AirDrop icon is not visible here, long press on the network settings card to go to it.
The receiver must repeat the same process on their iOS device to activate AirDrop. Next, you can send the video by selecting the Share Button after opening the video, then tap on the contacts shown on the AirDrop card.
Why are videos blurry when you send them? The answer is due to compression. Almost all apps out there for sending videos employ compression.
One of the best ways to circumvent this issue is to use cloud-sharing platforms. The best platforms for this are DropBox, Google Drive, and iCloud.
You just upload the video to your cloud and share it with the recipient who downloads it. If you want to learn how to send video from iPhone to Android without losing quality, this is the option you should use. Emailing video from iPhone also works fine, but there is a file limit of 20MB.
If you don’t want a video sent from iPhone to Android to look blurry, you can consider using one of the options above. Don’t let the size of your video keep you from sharing it.
Alex is an IT technician who shares his experiences with Apple devices occasionally. He has a collection of Apple devices (from iPhone 4) and has recently started trying out Android.
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