It won’t be wrong to say that iPhones have changed the photography dynamics. It has literally replaced the digital cameras as the built-in cameras in the iPhone are amazing for capturing photos and recording videos. Talking about the videos, the latest iPhones record high definition videos which means that they are large in size as well. You wouldn’t change your video settings to record a standard video instead of an HD one, would you?
However, the problem arises when you need to send these large videos to someone. Your device would tell you that the video size is too large and you need to trim it or downsize it before sending. This can be frustrating as downsizing or cropping means sacrificing both the quality and special moments which no one would like. Well, luckily, there are a few ways through which you can email large size videos without any hassle.
First of all, it is imperative that you use the Mail App on your iPhone whenever you want to send large files such as long videos. The compression tool within the app automatically adjusts the size (without downsizing or cropping) of the video. The problem usually happens when you try sending videos directly through the Photos app or any other app for that matter.
Sending Large Videos via Mail App:
1. Open the Mail App on your iPhone. Log in if you aren’t already.
2. Now tap on the icon placed at the bottom-right of your screen. Doing this will let you compose a new email.
3. Fill in all the necessary details in the specific fields.
4. Now tap-hold on the body field to insert the video. Tap-holding the body field will prompt a menu bar. Tap on the right arrow of this menu bar to see the option Insert Photo or Video.
5. Now select the video from the Photos App; the one you want to send. If you are on an older iOS, you will see the progress bar in the video thumbnail for processing.
6. Once done, tap on the option Choose on the bottom right of your screen.
7. Now, the video will start compressing and it will appear as a thumbnail .MOV file in the body field.
8. Once completed, simply tap the send button to email the video.
The same method applies for the large files as well. the only difference is that instead of choosing a photo or the video, users will have to tap on the option Send Attachment. Then choose the file from the location. Let the file be compressed and ready, and then hit the send button to complete the process.
Using iCloud to Send Larger Files/Videos:
If you are unable to crack the email option for sending large files or videos then you can use iCloud’ functionality to your advantage. With iOS 11, you can now attach the link of the large files to your iCloud storage. Once attached, you can then invite the others to edit or review any large documents that you may have in your iCloud Drive storage. You can do that by:
1. Open the Files app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the option iCloud Drive.
3. Now touch and hold the video you want to share. Tap the option Share.
4. Next, tap on the option Add People.
5. Now, tap on the option Mail from the sources through which you can send the invitation for the link.
6. Now Tap Share Options. Choose your preferences for both Accessibility and Permission Section.
7. Now the people invited the Mail will receive a link. They will click on the link to access the video. They can make changes but it depends on the Permission settings approved by you.
One of the best features that arrived with iOS 11 was Mail Drop. It lets you mail huge files especially videos that are large in size. You can send up to 5GB files through it. Mail Drop uploads large attachments to iCloud, where they’re encrypted and stored for up to 30 days. The receiver can then download Mail Drop Attachments for 30 days after they are sent. Here is what you need to do:
Set-Up Mail Drop Feature:
1. Login to www.iCloud.com. and go to Mail option.
2. Now tap/click the Attach Button on the top-right.
3. Select the video you want to attach.
4. If the video is large in size then you will be presented with the option of delivering the video through the Mail Drop. Agree to that and make sure Mail Drop is enabled (see below). Doing this will upload the video to iCloud.
5. You can further attach more videos by repeating the process.
6. You can also remove the video attachments by clicking the X over the uploaded file. However, once the video (s) are sent, you cannot remove them.
Enabling Mail Drop:
1. Open the Mail in www.iCloud.com.
2. Click/tap the Action icon in the sidebar and choose Preferences.
3. Choose the option Composing, then select “Use Mail Drop when sending large attachments.”
4. Finally, click/tap on the option Done.
Remember, the videos you sent via the Mail Drop remain accessible and downloadable until only 30 days. Once the duration is complete, the video expires and the receiver won’t be able to view it or perform any actions on it.
So, people saying that sending a large video through email from iPhones is impossible may not be aware of these options. No denying that it is a bit tricky, but once you learn the steps, it is quite a straightforward process. So, try to comprehend these steps and share your videos with whoever you want.