How to Enable 4K Video Recording on Apple iPhone SE 2021 | Recording 4K Videos

This post will help you enable 4K video recording on the Apple iPhone SE 2020 smartphone. Read on for more detailed instructions.

The iOS 13 platform offers a number of great new features as well as system enhancements to new iOS devices. Among these features are manifested on the built-in camera app, which now allows users to change video resolution and frame rate of video recordings. That said, new iPhones including the recently rolled out iPhone SE 2020 models are already capable of supporting high quality 4K video recording and therefore offer fantastic video quality to aspiring videographers and iOS flag-wavers.

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If you’re wondering how to configure your new iPhone SE to produce 4K images and video recordings, then you can refer to this step-by-step walkthrough.

Easy Steps to Enable 4K Video Recording on your new iPhone SE 2020

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Performing the following will set your new iPhone to take and record 4K videos using the built-in camera app. This method is also applicable to other iPhones running the same iOS version.

  1. To get started, go to the Home screen and then tap Settings.

    Doing so will launch the main settings menu with a list of basic and advanced iOS features.enable 4k video recordings iphone se 2020 - settings

  2. Scroll down to view more options.Then, tap Camera to open the Camera app settings.

    On the next display, you will see the iOS 13 camera app’s preserve settings and features including grid, QR code scanning, Smart HDR and more.enable 4k video recordings iphone se 2020 - camera

  3. Tap Record Video to proceed with this demo.

    A new window opens with a list of available video recording options and frame rates.A checkmark will be shown right next to the selected record video settings.enable 4k video recordings iphone se 2020 - record video

  4. To activate 4K video recordings, tap to select any of the 4K options such as 4K at 24 fps, 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 60 fps.

    Selecting 4K at 60 fps will make the phone render high resolution and smoother video recordings.However, videos with such quality also consumes more storage space. But then again, this shouldn’t be an issue if you’ve got the high-storage model. If you have the 64GB model, then you can always transfer or move the video file from the device storage at any time once you’re done using it. That said, there shouldn’t be any problem with the storage getting full right away.enable 4k video recordings iphone se 2020 - options

  5. To continue with this demo, let’s just go for 4K at 30 fps, so tap to mark it.

    You can always change it to any of the available options later when needed.enable 4k video recordings iphone se 2020 - 30 fps

  • iOS 13.6
  • Apple iPhone SE 2020

To see the changes on the video quality, you can launch the camera app afterwards and then try taking a sample video to see its actual output.

If you have enabled iCloud Photos on  your device, HD and 4K videos will be stored directly in iCloud with their original formats at full resolution.

Aside from a 4K resolution, the iOS 13 also offers other relevant features including the all-new photos tab, smart photo previews, auto-playing live photos and videos, contextual transitions, as well as duplicate shots and clutter removal functionality.

Having Trouble Recording or Playing 4K Videos on your iPhone?

In the case where you encounter errors when recording or playing 4K 60 fps video on  your phone, performing the basic workarounds like clearing the camera app caches and giving the app a quick restart might help. 

Installing the latest iOS update can also be deemed a potential solution especially if random bugs are to blame.

Hope this helps!

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

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