How to Send Long Videos on an iPhone

You may have run into size limit issues when sending long videos. Here are two ways to send and share longer videos on an iPhone.

How to Send Long Videos on an iPhone

Sometimes it can be frustrating to see that your video is too long or large to share with others. Luckily, sending videos longer than 1 to 2 minutes on an iPhone can be accomplished in several ways. While some carriers may set size limits when sharing photos or video clips, you can work around the limits by trying out a shared URL link or AirDrop. In this tutorial, I’ll go over two different video sharing options that you can choose from:

  1. Use a shared URL link with Kapwing
  2. Send a Video with AirDrop

Go to your preferred browser on your iPhone and type in the address bar. Select Start editing and choose one of the options to upload a video. You can upload a video from your iPhone’s photo library, paste a link from YouTube, Google Drive, or Google Photos. Once you have chosen a video, wait a few seconds for the video to load into the timeline. When the video is finished loading, tap the green Export Video button and wait a few seconds for the video to process. Scroll down to the bottom and click Copy Link. Once you have copied the link, you can paste the URL link into a text conversation, an email, a Slack message, or social media post.

Use Kapwing on your phone's browser and upload files directly from your device

2) Send a Video with AirDrop

AirDrop is a convenient feature when you are sending a larger video to someone who is also using an Apple product. To activate AirDrop, go to Settings and turn your Bluetooth ON. Then, go to General > AirDrop and select Everyone so that you can send photos or videos to anybody nearby.

Check your Bluetooth and AirDrop settings on your iPhone

Now that you have activated AirDrop, go to your Photos app and find a video that you would like to send. Tap on the share icon, the square with an arrow pointing up, on the bottom left corner. You will see options pop up such as AirDrop, Messages, or Mail. Choose AirDrop and you will either see a section called "Devices" or "People". Tap on the device or person that you would like to send the video to and wait for them to accept the video. Wait a few seconds and the other person should be able to view your video in their phone's Photos app.

I hope this tutorial helped you send any long video on an iPhone! To learn more about what you can do with Kapwing on your iPhone, visit our Resources page. Don’t forget to check out our social media @KapwingApp to stay up to date on our creator spotlights, video tutorials, and life at Kapwing. While you’re here, you can read how to send larger videos through email and Discord as well as editing tips you can do on your iPhone below!