How to View a Video That You Recorded on Your iPhone 5

Taking pictures or recording videos with the iPhone 5 is a pretty simple process once you’ve familiarized yourself with the camera.

All of your images and videos are then stored on your camera roll, which is accessible from a couple of different places, including the Photos app.

This can be a little confusing at first, particularly if you are expecting your video recordings to be separate from your still images.

So if you are having trouble finding videos that you have recorded on your iPhone 5, you can follow the steps below to learn how to find and view them.

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You can also stream recorded iPhone videos to your TV using an Apple TV. Aside from the ability to send content from your phone, you can also watch videos from Netflix, Hulu Plus and iTunes. Learn more here about the Apple TV.

Watch a Recorded iPhone 5 Video

Recorded videos, especially those that are several minutes in length, can take up a lot of storage space on your phone.

That’s why we think it’s a good idea to get a free Dropbox account and upload all of your videos and images there, which will allow you to delete pictures and videos from your camera roll, while still keeping a copy in your Dropbox account.

Click here to learn how to automatically upload files to Dropbox from your iPhone 5. But to learn how to watch your recorded videos, simply follow the steps that follow.

**Note that we are going to assume that you have already recorded your video.

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone 5.

open the photos app

Step 2: Locate a thumbnail image for a video, then touch that thumbnail image. Videos are indicated by the video camera icon at the bottom-left corner of the thumbnail image, as highlighted in the picture below.

how to watch a recorded video on the iphone 5

Step 3: Touch the Play button at the center of the video to start watching it.

touch the play icon

Now that you know how to view a video you recorded on your iPhone 5, you can quickly and easy see the videos that you have generated on the device.

You can also delete recorded videos if they are consuming a lot of storage space on your iPhone. Learn how to delete recorded iPhone 5 videos here.

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