How to Delete Videos from the iPhone 5 in iOS 7

It’s very easy to quickly record a video with your iPhone 5, which makes it a convenient choice for preserving special memories. But recorded video takes up a lot of space on your iPhone 5, and you may need that space later to take additional videos or download new apps. So if you have backed up the videos that you want to keep, or if you no longer want some of the videos that you have recorded, you can delete them by following the tutorial below.

Did you know that you can wirelessly mirror recorded videos on your TV with the Apple TV? It also makes it simple to stream video from Netflix, iTunes and more. Learn more about the Apple TV here.


Save Space on the iPhone 5 By Deleting Recorded Videos

Note that deleting videos from your iPhone 5 will permanently delete them from your device. So if you want to save the video for later, you will need to either upload it to a cloud service like Dropbox, or you will need to copy them to your computer through iTunes or iCloud. I personally prefer to use the Dropbox option, but the correct choice will depend upon your own preferences. So once you have confirmed that your recorded videos have been backed up, you can follow the steps below to learn how to delete them.


Step 1: Touch the Photos icon.

open the photos app



Step 2: Select the Videos album.

open the videos album



Step 3: Touch the Select button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the select option at the top-right of the screen



Step 4: Touch the thumbnail image of the video that you want to delete. Note that you can select multiple videos at once.

select the video to delete, then touch the trash can icon



Step 5: Touch the trash can icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.



Step 6: Touch the Delete Video button at the bottom of the screen.

how to delete recorded video on the iphone 5 in ios 7



It’s important to back up important files on you computer, especially ones that cannot be easily re-created, like personal videos and pictures. These backups need to be on a separate computer or hard drive in case the original computer fails, and one of our favorites is this 1 TB external hard drive from Amazon.

You can also delete songs from your iPhone 5, though it may not be immediately obvious how. Read this article if you want to delete songs from your iPhone 5. newsletter

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