Looking to take advantage of the high quality 4K video recording option with your iPhone? Follow along for how to change your settings from the default 1080p resolution to 4K.

4K is four times the resolution of 1080p and offers fantastic video quality right from your iPhone. Keep in mind that depending on your iPhone model, there are varying levels of 4K support.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were the first to offer 4K at 30 fps. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus offer the same, while iPhone 8/8Plus and iPhone X brought 4K at 24 fps, 30 fps, and 60 fps. iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr all offer the same 4K support as iPhone 8 and X.

iPhone: How to customize camera settings to shoot 4K video

  1. Open Settings
  2. Swipe down and tap Camera
  3. Tap Record Video
  4. Select 4K at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps

Here’s how the process looks:

As shown above, choosing 4K at 60 fps will give you the highest-quality and smoothest video, but it will take up around 400MB of storage space per minute.

If you plan on shooting a decent amount of video, picking up something like the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad might be valuable depending on how much storage you have free.

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