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One of the big new features of the iPhone 6s is 4k video recording. So when I first got my new iPhone 6s I tried recording a video. I thought it looked the same as my previous iPhone, but didn’t have much time for further testing. I later learned that it does not shoot 4K video by default, you must enable it! Here’s how…

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap Photos & Camera.
  3. Tap Record Video.
  4. Select 4K at 30 fps.

Enable 4K video shooting in iPhone 6s

Be aware that 4K at 30 fps is 375 MB per minute, while 1080p HD at 30 fps is only 130 MB per minute, so 4K will take up a lot more space! That’s probably why Apple didn’t enable it by default. It’s overkill for taking casual videos, especially if you only bought the 16GB iPhone.

I can see why Apple defaults to 1080p, but what I can’t understand is why Apple made it so hard and intuitive to find this setting. Setting the video recording mode should be easy to do within the Camera app, not in Settings app, where many users won’t even find the option. The new search feature in the Settings app is great, but that didn’t even find the setting!

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