What's the Size of an iPhone Video and How to Resize It

By Kayla Collins | Updated: Feb. 26, 2022

iPhone has been ranked as the top smartphone with the best camera in the past decade. The outstanding performance of its video recording strongly proves that. That being said, the only drawback is that you can't see the size of the video recording on iPhone and that you have no idea how much space your videos chew up on iPhone, especially FHD and UHD videos.

Given that, here this article will tell you the size of 1-minute iPhone video at 2160p 60FPS/30FPS, 1080p 240FPS/120FPS/60FPS/30FPS and 720p 30/60FPS. Thus, you can estimate the rough size of your iPhone recording footages and correspondingly manage your iPhone storage space.

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With 370+ input codecs supported, it can reduce iPhone video in any codec/resolution:

1. Resize iPhone large-sized 4K/1080p video via fast transcoding, e.g., H264 to HEVC.

2. Shrink iPhone size by adjusting resolution, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

3. Downsize and process iPhone footage via cut, trim, split, crop, features.

4. Make iPhone video smaller by deleting unwanted audio/subtitle/video tracks from multi-track file.

How Many MB is a 1 Minute iPhone Recording?

iPhone supports you to record an .mov video file at a rich set of options, HEVC or H264, 4K, 1080p, 720p at different frame rates. And the video size varies based on different iPhone model. Generally, the higher configurations your iPhone has, the smaller your video recording would be when it comes to the same video resolution and frame rate. So the below table will list out the size of an iPhone video per minute grounded on two aspects: most commonly used video shooting settings and the specific iPhone models (from iPhone 5s to iPhone Xs Max).

720p at 30FPS 720p at 120FPS 720p at 240FPS 1080p at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 120fps 1080p at 240fps 4K at 24fps 4K at 30fps 4K at 60fps
iPhone 5s 60MB 230MB / 130MB / / / / / /
iPhone 6/Plus 60MB 230MB 300MB 130MB 175 - 200MB / / / / /
iPhone 6s/Plus/SE 60MB / 300MB 130MB 175 - 200MB 350 - 375MB / / 350 - 375MB /
iPhone 7/Plus 40MB (HEVC)
60MB (H264)
/ 170MB (HEVC)
300MB (H264)
130MB (H264)
175MB (H264)
170MB (HEVC)
350MB (H264)
/ / 170MB (HEVC)
350MB (H264)
iPhone 8 - iPhone 11 40MB (HEVC)
60MB (H264)
/ 300MB (H264) 60MB (HEVC)
130MB (H264)
175MB (H264)
170MB (HEVC)
350MB (H264)
480MB (HEVC) 135MB (HEVC)
270MB (H264)
170MB (HEVC)
350MB (H264)
400MB (HEVC)

Note: You can't record iPhone video at higher compression efficiency HEVC codec to save at least 50% bit rates unless your iPhone model is iPhone 7/Plus or later newer devices. So, for older iPhones, their limited space would be eaten up very quickly, especially for 16GB or 32GB iPhone models. To be specific, you're only allowed to shoot 4K 30FPS video with roughly 30 minutes for your 16GB iPhone 6s and about 1 hr for 32GB version in H264. What's plus, on top of the space-hogging issue, you would also be bothered by the big-sized video footage when uploading it to Instagram, Snapchat or Emailing since they accept video file around 15MB in size.

Consequently, if you wanna record more iPhone footages on your space-limited iPhone without the annoying "Not Enough Storage" alert or share iPhone videos without uploading failure note, you're recommened to resize your iPhone video to properly manage iPhone internal memory and to successfully upload it to SNS.

How to Check the Size of a Video on iPhone

Though you cannot directly see the video file size in the photos app, there are two workarounds to see to size of individual video.

1. Check iPhone video size in settings:

• Go to settings > General > iPhone Storage

• In the photos section, tap SHOW ALL to expand the content

• You can now review the file size of personal videos one by one

Check iPhone video file size

2. Try to send yourself an email

• Tap at the video in question

• Tap the share icon, and select an email app

• You can see the video size as it is an attachment in the draft box

Any Easy Way to Compress/Resize iPhone 4K/1080p Videos?

4K has about 4 times more pixels than 1080p, which definitely brings you much better quality than its predecessor. We know that and want that benefit. Hence, when it comes to shoot iPhone video, there is a strong likelihood that we prefer 4K recording. Yet, you can't have your cake and eat it. There is always a downsize that you need to accept. As for iPhone 4K video recording, it comes at the price of large-sized file. So to help you avoid the embarrassing choice, here we suggest you to properly resize your iPhone 4K 60/30/24FPS footages, as well as slo-mo 1080p 120FPS /240FPS video to keep a good balance between quality and file size.

To reach this goal, VideoProc Converter, the one-stop iPhone video processing program, is up to the mark. It helps you resize and shrink your iPhone video via 4 methods:

1. Transcode H264 to HEVC: lossless decode your iPhone H264 video to HEVC with at least 50% bit rate reduction. Thus, you can upload video to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Ins, Snapchat, etc. with 50% smaller size.

2. Cut/Split Video: the longer in duration, the larger in size. To make iPhone video smaller, apply its editing feature to cut iPhone video to get your desired video clip and split video into several segments. Thus, you can only save and share the highlight part of your video.

3. Lower Parameter Settings: it makes an easy work of further compressing your iPhone size via settings. You can decrease resolution 4K to 1080p, frame rate 240FPS to 120FPS/60FPS to 30FPS and turn down bit rate around 20-50% within the preprogrammed profiles.

4. Remove unwanted tracks: give your full freedom to choose your needed track and delete unnecessary video/audio/subtitle tracks to downsize iPhone video.

How to Reduce iPhone Video File Size without Quality Loss

Step 1. Free download VideoProc Converter on Windows or macOS computer, and then finish the installation to launch.

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Step 2. Copy your video from iPhone to hard drive via Photos app, AirDrop or 3rd party iPhone transfer software on your computer. Afterwards, import the video file to this program via Video and Add video file to list options.

tap Video option

Step 3. Choose MP4 HEVC as output format from Video under Target Format at the bottom of the interface (more preset profiles are accessible via Target Format). You can smoothly playback MP4 HEVC video on your iPhone with at least 50% space saved as long as it is iPhone 5s or later newer iPhone model with iOS 11 or later operating system. And the most video sharing sites currently support HEVC video uploading and playback like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.

decode iPhone video to HEVC

Step 4. Select "Cut" at iPhone video display zone and enter into the "Edit Video" window, where you can drag the green knob to get the video clips you wanna save. Then tap "Cut" icon to ensure your selected segment.

cut your iPhone video

Beyond Cut feature, there is one more option for you to shorten your iPhone video length. That is Split, which can be found under Toolbox at the bottom of the main home. It can be used tosplit iPhone video averagely into 5/8/10/15... segments or split footage at fixed seconds (5s/10s/30s...) as you wish.

Step 5. Lower iPhone video parameter settings. Hit codec option and you're able to downscale 4K 2160p to 1080p, 1080p to 720p, decrease frame rate from 60FPS to 30FPS, 240FPS to 120FPS or lower bit rate around 20% - 50% to make iPhone video smaller while keeping video quality as high as possible.

change video parameter settings

Optional: as for some iPhone MP4 videos with multiple audio/video/subtitle tracks, you can apply this iPhone video processing tool to only select the tracks you need so as to further downsize your iPhone video without the unnecessary video/audio/subtitle tracks built-in.

Step 6. Click "RUN" to begin to compress and resize iPhone video at Intel/QSV/AMD GPU hardware accelerated speed.

As a feature-packed iPhone video processing toolbox, VideoProc Converter, on one side, offers 420+ output formats to convert any video to iPhone Xs Max/Xs/XR/8/7/Plus, Galaxy S9 edge, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Sony, Google Pixel, game consoles with the best quality reserved (High Quality Engine), on the other side, allows you to trim, split, rotate, flip & mirror a video, crop, merge, deshake, denoise, correct fisheye, video to GIF, add special effects and subtitles into video to personalize your video.

Kayla Collins

Kayla Collins, a senior member of Digiarty software for 5 years, knows a thing or two about digital devices & video processing software like GoPro, DSLR camera, Drone, iPhone iPad, iMac, iMovie, etc. and is glad to share her knowledge to help people out of trouble. She's also deeply passionate about yoga, jogging, roller-skating, handcraft, reading, music, movie and more.

VideoProc is a primary branch of Digiarty Software that is a leading multimedia software company founded in 2006. It endeavors to provide easier hardware-accelerated video audio editing and conversion solutions. The installed base of the VideoProc product has reached 4.6 million units from 180 countries since its release 3 years ago.

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