How to Send Videos from iPhone to iPhone without Losing Quality

Want to know how to send videos from iPhone to iPhone? This guide will show you 4 proven methods that can help you send long videos without losing quality.


By Lena / Updated on February 4, 2024

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How to Send Videos from iPhone to iPhone Without Losing Quality

What's the coolest way to sling videos from one iPhone to another? Trying to share some hilarious clips with my buddy. We're both on iPhone 12s. Any easy-peasy methods or apps you recommend?

- Question from Apple Community

Case: Want to Send Videos Without Losing Quality?

It is very common to transfer videos between two iPhones. You may just set up your new iPhone and then want to transfer some precious videos from the previous iPhone. Or you may want to share funny videos about your cute dogs with your friends or family.

However, when you try to send a video via Message or Mail, a notification appears and tells you that the video should be trimmed or downsized. It seems that your video is too big to send. Well, in fact, iMessage supports transferring files under 100MB and email only supports files under 25MB, while a 4K video shot with iPhone can have 400MB per minute.

Transfer everything from one iPhone to another

Fortunately, there are other 4 workable methods that can help you send long videos from iPhone to iPhone. You can first read and then choose one method to follow based on your situation. Way 2, 3, 4 can help you transfer photo videos and Way 1 allows you to transfer photo videos, moves, music videos, etc. If you want to send clear videos from iPhone to iPhone, then Way 1 is recommended.

Way 1. Send 4k Videos from iPhone to iPhone with FoneTool

If you have a computer at hand, you can let one iPhone transfer tool - FoneTool help you transfer videos from iPhone to iPhone. It’s a good choice if your Wi-Fi is poor and can’t complete the transfer on iPhone. With a stable USB  connection, the videos can be transferred at a high speed.

Easy iPhone Transfer Software
  • Transfer videos of any size without compromising video quality
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  • Selectively send videos, photos, messages, and contacts from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/PC.
  • 1-Click transfer all data from one iPhone to another.

Steps to Use FoneTool to Import Clear Videos to iPhone

1. Download, install, and launch FoneTool > Connect the source iPhone to computer.

Secure Download

2. Click Phone Transfer option. Go to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to Computer

3. Click the “+” icon > Choose the videos you want to transfer > Click OK to continue.

4. Click Start Transfer > Choose a storage path and click Transfer to save videos to the computer.

Transfer Videos to Computer

5. Unplug the source iPhone and plug in the target iPhone > Go to PC to iPhone.

6. Click anywhere in the box to choose the videos you want to transfer > Click Open to continue.

Choose Videos

7.  Finally, click Start Transfer to send videos from iPhone to iPhone.

Transfer Videos to iPhone

As a professional iOS data management tool, FoneTool also has a mobile version - FoneTool for iOS.  With it, you can wirelessly send files from one iPhone to another, including videos, photos, music, contacts, etc.

Steps to Use FoneTool for iOS to Share 4k iPhone Videos

Step 1. Scan the code below on both iPhones to download and install FoneTool.

fonetool for ios

Step 2.  Open FoneTool on both iPhones > Allow it to use WLAN. Just open the Wi-Fi option and doesn't require any Wi-Fi connection.

Step 2. Tap on Connect Device to automatically search for other iOS devices > Click on the to establish a connection. 

Connect iPhone

Step 3. Go to File Transfer on the source iPhone > Choose the videos you want to transfer > Tap Send to make it.

Way 2. Transfer Videos from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop is a built-in file-sharing utility that allows users to share various files from iPhone to another iPhone nearby. There is no limit to the video size so you can try it to send long videos from iPhone to iPhone.

Before you begin, please turn on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both two devices. If either of the devices has Personal Hotspot on, please turn it off.

Steps to AirDrop Videos from iPhone to iPhone

Turn on AirDrop

1. Open Control Center: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen or swipe down from the top right corner of the screen (iPhone X and later).

2. Turn on AirDrop: Press firmly or touch and hold the network settings card in the upper-left corner > Tap AirDrop and choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

Turn  AirDrop

Choose the Videos You Want to AirDrop

1. Go to Photos app on the source iPhone and select the videos you want to share.

2. Tap the Share icon in the lower-left corner.

3. Tap the AirDrop user that you want to share with.

Receive the Videos on Target iPhone

A window will display on the target iPhone screen with a preview of the content and you should hit Accept to receive the videos. The videos will be saved in the Photos app.

Way 3. Share Clear Videos from iPhone to iPhone via Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage system that helps users store and share files. It makes it easy enough to access data on any phone or computer. What’s more, it is particularly good at managing photos and videos. See how to send videos from iPhone to iPhone via Google Drive from below.

Steps to use Google Drive to Transfer Videos to iPhone

1. Download Google Drive app from App Store > Open Google Drive and sign in with your account.

2. Tap the “+” icon in the lower right corner of the app > Tap Upload > Tap Photos and Videos > Select the videos you want to upload to Google Drive.

Google Drive

3. To view the uploaded videos, you can tap the Locate link or go to the folder that you chose when uploading the videos.

4. You can choose to share the link of the video via email to others. Or you can download Google Drive on your new iPhone to access your videos.

Way 4. Transfer Videos from iPhone to iPhone with Mail Drop

If you have iCloud Photos turned on, you can take advantage of Mail Drop to send long videos from iPhone to iPhone. It allows you to send a file up to 5GB in size through a direct email link. And the recipient has 30 days to download the shared files.

Steps to Mail Drop iPhone Videos to Another iPhone

1. Go to Photos app > Tap the video you want to share > Tap the Share icon.

2. Choose Mail > On the Mail compose page, compose your email normally > Tap Send.

3. A message will appear and say that the video is too large to send and it will suggest you use Mail Drop > Simply tap Mail Drop and it will start the transfer.

Send Videos via Mail Drop


If the video is not already backed up to iCloud, it will try to make it in the background. And your email sends after the upload is finished.


That’s all about how to send videos from iPhone to iPhone. You can take advantage of AirDrop, Mail Drop, or Google Drive to complete the transfer wirelessly. Or if you do not want to use cloud services, you can rely on FoneTool to transfer videos without quality damage.

By the way, FoneTool supports all iOS versions, including iOS 17, and it also helps you transfer data from iPad to iPad, iPhone to iPad, iPad to iPhone.