Normally sharing a video requires just a tap on the sharing icon and another tap on the YouTube icon. That’s not the case with 4K video on the iPhone 6s yet.
We’ll show you how to upload 4K video from your iPhone to the Internet so you can share you beautiful footage with others.
If you attempt to upload your iPhone 6s 4K video to YouTube using the built-in sharing you will upload a lower quality version.
Learn how to upload iPhone 6s 4K videos.
Vimeo also supports 4K video shot on the iPhone 6s, but multiple attempts to share upload through the Vimeo app and through the share button failed.
For now, you’ll need to use a workaround to share your iPhone 6s 4K video with the rest of the world.
If you don’t care about sharing it in 4K, you can use any of these services and it will upload the video in HD, but if you want the full quality of 4K, you’ll need to take extra steps.
How to Share iPhone 6s 4K Video
After experimenting, we found the simplest solution is to AirDrop the video from your iPhone to a Mac and then upload to YouTube from your computer.
You can still edit the 4K video on iMovie on your iPhone 6s in 4K, before you share it to your computer if your laptop or desktop isn’t powerful enough to edit the video.
How to share iPhone 6s 4K video.
When you are on the video in your Photos app, tap on share then tap on your Mac in the AirDrop menu. This sends the full 4K video file to your Mac and it happens very fast, because it is a direct connection.
Once the video is on your computer, you can choose to upload it to YouTube from there. After the video is uploaded users can watch it in 4K on YouTube. They may need to use the gear icon on the video to choose 4K.
Above is a short iPhone 6s 4K sample video we shot of a bee in our front yard. This is a small example of the quality of the iPhone 6s 4K recording without any accessories or real preparation to take a photo.
The iPhone 6s was in our pocket and we saw a great opportunity to use the new 4K camera that wouldn’t be possible if we had to run back in the house and grab a larger 4K video camera.
You can share the YouTube video on Facebook, but you cannot directly upload a 4K video to Facebook at this time as the service doesn’t support it.
We hope that YouTube apps and Vimeo apps will soon upgrade to allow iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus owners to directly upload 4K video. We’re also looking for other apps to upload 4K video from the iPhone and will update with solutions that don’t require a computer.
10 Exciting iPhone 6s Features You Need to Try
Take a Live Photo
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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can now take a live photo that includes a few frames before and after you press the shutter.
Live photos are on by default on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. All you need to do is take a photo like normal when the Live icon in the middle of the camera settings is yellow, and it will work.
You can set these as your lock screen or you can simply watch them in the gallery by pressing on the screen.