How to Record 4K Video Using iPhone 6S Plus and 6S

Along with two new iPhone, Apple introduced so many new features. 4K video recording is one of them. Although, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come with a great camera but they do not have 4K video recording, which is available only in those new iPhone.

Most of the people are habituated with 720p and 1080p video recording since mid-range mobiles come with 720p video recording and a vast majority of high-end mobiles have 1080p video recording. Although, it all depend on the camera, yet, this is a common calculation.

But, now you can experience 4K video recording which is 4x better than 1080p recording. That means the video file size would be higher for sure. On iPhone 6S Plus and 6S, you can record 4K video at 30 fps and the resolution will be 3840 x 2160 pixels, which should be more than enough.

Although, these two new devices have such an awesome feature, yet, the default settings do not let users to record video in 4K mode. By default, your iPhone will record video in 1080p at 30 fps. However, if you want to record video in 4K, you must have to make a change. Otherwise, your iPhone will keep recording videos in 1080p.

How to Record 4K Video Using iPhone 6S Plus and 6S

How to Record 4K Video Using iPhone 6S Plus and 6S

The steps are quite simple and not much time consuming. As the settings are already in your iPhone, you do not have to install any third party software as well.

At first, go to Settings and open Photos & Camera section.

Scroll down a bit to pick out Record Video under Camera.

Just tap on the “Record Video” button and select 4K at 30 fps.

Now, open your camera. You should find a 4K text/button on your screen. It confirms that your 4K video recording is enabled.


According to Apple, a minute of video will be approximately 375 MB with 4K, when it will be just 60 MB with 720p. That implies, a 3-3.5 minute of video will cross 1 GB. As iPhone doesn’t let you insert any memory card, it would a serious issue for you when you go to record 4K video but you have less memory.

It takes near about 2x space as compared with 1080p video at 60 fps. Most of TVs cannot produce such color production as an iPhone records videos in 4K. Apple should do something so that users can record video for a longer time.

If you are new to iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, you should certainly give it a try. However, if you are memory concerned person, it will surely produce problems for you as it will consume more memory than you think of.


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