How Do I Send a Large Video File from My iPhone

Although there are so many ways for you to send videos from your iPhone, not all of them are helpful when it comes to sending large video files. That's because some of the services or tools impose limits on either the video file size or video file length.

Thus, If you want to send long videos on your iPhone, you will need to find ways that allow you to transfer videos from your iPhone without file size limit. There are some of them:

How to Send Long Videos on iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover

Whether you want to send the large videos from your iPhone to another iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or to a PC/Mac, you can do it without hassle using the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. It works to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer
  • Transfer data from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • Access and manage iDevice content from a computer

Other than videos, you can also share files like photos, music, ringtones, contacts, books, and more from your iPhone. Most importantly, it has no limit on the size of the video file you are going to share.

To send large videos files from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and click "Trust" in the pop-up on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and click "Content Management" > "Videos" > "Movies/TV/Music Video".

select category

Step 2. When you transfer files from your iDevice to your computer, the files will be stored on your desktop by default. If you want to set a custom path, go to "More" > "Setting" and choose a location.

start transferring files

Step 3. Now select the videos you want to copy and choose "Transfer to PC". Afterward, the selected videos will be transferred instantly. When it has finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the items.

choose the files

You can follow similar steps to send long videos on your iPhone to another iDevice if you need to. By the way, given that Windows doesn't support HEIC natively, there is a HEIC to JPG conversion feature in EaseUS MobiMover that allows you to convert iPhone photos to JPEG. By doing so, you will be able to open and view iPhone photos on your computer whenever you need to.

How to Send Large Videos from iPhone via File Explorer

Whether you are looking to send large videos from an iPhone or Android device, you can use Windows File Explorer to directly copy the video files from your mobile device to the computer. However, when you send videos from iPhone using File Explorer, you should know that you can only copy the items from the DCIM folder, namely the videos taken by your iPhone camera.

If you attempt to transfer videos like movies or TV shows, you will need a tool like EaseUS MobiMover:

To send a large video from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 2. Unlock your iOS device and click "Trust" in the prompt to trust the computer.

Step 3. If required, enter your device password to continue.

Step 4. On your computer, go to "This PC" > [your iPhone's name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE" and you will see all the photos and videos from your iPhone's Photos app.

Step 5. Copy the large video files you want to transfer and paste them to a folder on your computer.

How to send large videos from iPhone via File Explorer

The Photos app on Windows also performs well to send long videos on your iPhone to a Windows computer. And it works similarly to File Explorer. If you want to use Photos to transfer large video files on your iPhone, open Photos and click "Import" > "From a USB device" or "From a connected device."

How to Send Large Videos Files on iPhone Using iCloud Drive

The iCloud photos service only shares videos that are less than 5 minutes in length across your device. Thus, if you are going to send long videos from iPhone, it won't help. Luckily, iCloud Drive stores any type of content on condition that the single file is less than 50GB, and the files you want to transfer don't exceed your iCloud storage limit.

Make sure you have enough iCloud storage space to save the large video files and you are using the same iCloud account on your iPhone and the device you want to share large videos to. Afterward, follow the steps below to learn how to get large videos from your iPhone to a computer.

To send long videos from iPhone:

Step 1. Enable "iCloud Drive" on your iPhone via Settings.

Step 2. Find the video file you want to transfer and tap the "Share" button.

Step 3. Choose "Save to Files" > "iCloud Drive" and choose a folder to store the item.

Step 4. On your computer, go to and sign in with your Apple ID account.

Step 5. Choose "iCloud Drive" among the options and click the folder that saves the video file.

Step 6. Select the item and download it to your computer.

By doing so, you can send long videos from iPhone to computer wirelessly over an Internet connection.

How to send large videos from iPhone via iCloud Drive

If you encounter the issue "iCloud Drive not syncing", read the troubleshooting guide to learn how to fix it.

iCloud is not the only cloud storage service you can apply. There are other services, like Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive, that also allow you to share large files between your device.

Method 4. How to AirDrop a Large Video from iPhone

AirDrop is one of the workable solutions if you want to get long videos from iPhone to another AirDrop-supported device, including an iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac. Technically, there is no size limit on the files you send via AirDrop, but it's true that large files take a long time to send.

To AirDrop a large video from iPhone:

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone and the target device.

Step 2. Find the video file you want to send and click "Share" > "AirDrop".

Step 3. Choose the name of the recipient.

Step 4. On the target device, click "Accept" to receive the long videos.

How to send large videos from iPhone using AirDrop

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Method 5. How to Email a Video from iPhone

It's no doubt that you can send files via email. And some mail services allow you to attach large files to the email. By adding the videos as the email attachments, you can get large videos from your iPhone to any device.

However, although you can send large files via email, there is always a size limit on the large file and the size limit varies depending on the service you use.

To email a video from iPhone:

Step 1. Find the video you want to share and click the "Share" button.

Step 2. Choose "Mail" among the options and enter your email address.

Step 3. Send the email and check it on the target device.

Step 4. Download the attachments to your device.

The Bottom Line

Now you know how can you send large videos from your iPhone. Some of the ways are also applicable to send long videos from Android phone, like using File Explorer and mail.

Carry out the way best suited to your needs to transfer videos from your iPhone with ease.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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