How to Send Large Video From iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Sending large videos from your iPhone can be a bit tricky, especially if you want to share them with friends or family who may not have access to the same messaging or file-sharing apps as you. However, with a few simple steps, you can easily send those videos without compromising their quality or spending hours waiting for them to upload. In this tutorial, we will explore various methods to send large videos from your iPhone.

Method 1: Using Email

If the video is not too large and within the email attachment limit, sending it via email is a straightforward option. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Photos app: Launch the Photos app on your iPhone by tapping on its icon.
  2. Select the video: Browse through your albums or tap “Photos” at the bottom of the screen to find the video you want to send. Tap on it to open it.
  3. Tap on the Share button: Located at the bottom-left corner of your screen, this button is represented by a square with an upward arrow.

    Tap on it.

  4. Select Mail: From the sharing options that appear, tap on “Mail” which will open a new email message with your video attached.
  5. Compose and send: Fill in the recipient’s email address, add a subject and message if desired, and tap “Send. “

Method 2: Using Cloud Storage Services

If your video is too large for email attachments or you prefer not to use email, utilizing cloud storage services like iCloud Drive or Google Drive can be an excellent alternative. Here’s how:

  1. Upload the video to a cloud storage service: Open the cloud storage app on your iPhone, sign in if necessary, and upload the video to your account. Ensure that you have enough space available in your account for the video.
  2. Share the video link: Once the upload is complete, tap on the video file and look for the share or copy link option.

    Tap on it to generate a shareable link.

  3. Send the link: Share the generated link via email, messaging apps, or any other method of your choice. The recipient can then access and download the video by clicking on the shared link.

Method 3: Using File Transfer Apps

If you want to send large videos directly between iPhones or to other devices without relying on email or cloud storage services, file transfer apps like AirDrop or SHAREit can come in handy. Follow these steps:

  1. Enable AirDrop (for iPhone users): Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center. Tap on “AirDrop” and select either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone” depending on who you want to share with.
  2. Select the video file: Open Photos app, locate and tap on your desired video, then tap on the Share button (the square with an upward arrow).
  3. Select AirDrop as sharing option: Look for nearby devices with AirDrop enabled in your Contacts list or under AirDrop in Control Center.

    Tap on the recipient’s device name.

  4. Acknowledge transfer request (for iPhone users): On the recipient’s device, a prompt will appear asking whether they want to accept the video transfer. They can tap “Accept” to start receiving the video.

Using file transfer apps like SHAREit follows a similar process, but the steps may vary slightly depending on the app you choose.


Sending large videos from your iPhone is no longer a complicated task. Whether you choose to use email, cloud storage services, or file transfer apps, you can easily share those memorable moments with your loved ones without compromising on quality or struggling with lengthy upload times.

Experiment with different methods and find the one that suits your preferences best. Happy video sharing!

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