How to Delete a Recorded Video on the iPhone 5

Your iPhone 5 is capable of recording video in addition to taking still images, and the ease with which you can record a video can get a little addictive. Unfortunately you have a limited amount of space on your iPhone, and videos can quickly take up a lot of drive space on the device. Fortunately you can delete videos directly from your iPhone 5, thereby allowing you to free up some space and remove a video that you don’t want or need.


Deleting a Video from Your iPhone 5 Camera Roll

We are going to assume, for the purposes of this tutorial, that you want to delete a video that is buried in your Camera Roll. Since they are intermixed with your regular still images, it can be a little tricky to find videos when you have a lot of items on your Camera Roll. If, however, you just want to delete a video that you have recently recorded, you can follow the steps in this article to delete an item from the Camera Roll instead.


Step 1: Tap the Camera icon.

open the iphone 5 camera app



Step 2: Tap the gallery icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

open the camera gallery



Step 3: Tap the Camera Roll button at the top-left corner of the screen.

tap the camera roll button



Step 4: Tap the Videos option at the top of the screen.

select the videos option at the top of the screen



Step 5: Tap the thumbnail of the video that you want to delete.



Step 6: Tap the trash can icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

touch the trash can icon



Step 7: Tap the Delete Video button.

how to delete a recorded video on the iphone 5



If you are wondering how to switch your iPhone between the still camera and the video camera, you can read this article.

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