Save Storage Space When Recording Video on iPhone and iPad

Apple betters the recording features of its devices with every release of their latest model. iPads and iPhones come with futuristic features to record high-quality videos. Nevertheless, the higher the quality of the video the more space it takes up. If your Apple device doesn’t have extended cloud storage then you are definitely going to run short on the storage capacity of your device.

Usually, iPhones are set to shoot videos at 1080p HD at 60 frames/second, by default. For every 60 second video that you create, your phone takes up 100 MB of storage space. This is definitely not good news if you are someone who likes to capture a lot of videos. Shooting videos these days are more common than clicking pictures and with this kind of storage being used up, you would run short on space. We have a solution for iPhone and iPhone users, using which they can shoot more videos and save some storage space too. Here is what you need to do to save storage space when recording video on iPhone and iPad:

How to Save Storage Space When Recording Video on iPhone and iPad

Apple gives you the option to change the resolution and frame rate of the video that you record. This helps in reducing the file size and saves you space too. Follow the steps below to customize the settings:

Open Settings on your iOS device

Locate Camera and tap to open it

Next tap on the Record Video option

You will find a list of different resolutions and frame rates that you can select. If you want to save space when recording the video then 720p and 1080p HD at 30 fps is the best option to select.

Once you have made your selection exit the screen to save changes

Users with iPhone 11 or later models have the option to change the video resolution and frame rate in the Camera App.

Change Video Resolution and Frame Rate from Camera App

Suppose you are shooting a video look on the strip on top of the device screen where the video timer is there. You will find video resolution and the frame rate (a dot separates the two from each other).

Tapping on this can change your video resolution and frame rate. For instance, if the quality of the video has been pre-set to 1080 p then tapping on it will flip the option between HD (1080) and 4K. If the video resolution has been pre-set to 720 p then tapping on the format will flip between video resolutions of 720 p and 4K.

You can also change the frame rate by tapping on it (remember video resolution and frame rate a separated by a dot, so click on the right format to flip). For instance, if you are recording a video in 1080 p format then you get the option to flip between 30 and 60 fps. Those who are recording in 4K get the option to flip the frame rate between 24, 30, and 60 fps. If your video resolution is set to record in 720 p then the only option you get is 30 fps.

Unless you are recording professional videos that need to be uploaded for views, you can always use the lower video resolution to record and save your videos. This will help you save a decent amount of storage space on your device. The above-mentioned steps are easy to follow and will help you save storage when shooting a video from an iPhone or iPad.

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