How To: Shoot in 4K with the Selfie Camera on Your iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max

Shoot in 4K with the Selfie Camera on Your iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max

If you're a vlogger or somebody who relies on high-quality selfie cam footage, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max are right up your alley. Apple's newest iOS devices all come equipped with a 4K front-facing camera, and the video quality is spectacular. That said, your video won't be in 4K right out of the box. You'll need to set that resolution yourself.

Apple's whole sell for the 2019 iPhone models is its extraordinary cameras. So, why not include the best quality possible by default? There's no apparent reason, so it's really anyone's guess. Apple could be trying to avoid most users filling up their iPhones with 4K 60 fps footage, especially if they bought a 64 GB model. The last thing Apple needs is a swarm of angry customers wondering why their $1,000 iPhones are already full.

Let's close that can of worms for now and turn back to changing your video resolution settings. Just open Settings –> Camera –> Record Video. Here, you can choose your desired resolution and frame rate:

  • 4K at 24 fps
  • 4K at 30 fps
  • 4K at 60 fps

The smaller the frame rate, the less data your video will take up. These three options will take up 135 MB, 170 MB, and 400 MB per second, respectively.

You'll know you successfully changed your resolution to 4K if you see your resolution and frame rate in the top-right corner of the camera window. Happy shooting!

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.

Cover image and screenshots by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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