Using iphone 5 as a hard drive while traveling

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by brickwitheyes, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. brickwitheyes, Oct 7, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016

    brickwitheyes macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    I have an iphone 6s 16gb and shoot 4k and take a lot of photos so it's constantly full. I usually use cloud backup when I have wifi, but I may not have that option when I'm away on this trip.

    I also have an iphone 5 64gb which is now collecting dust.

    Could I airdrop my photos and 4k videos across to the iphone 5 to store them without losing quality?

    Any help or tips would be appreciated.
  2. brickwitheyes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Well, I've been running some tests and it seems to work fine.

    To anyone with a similar question in the future, here are the steps I took to get it to work.

    I transfered a 4k video from iphone 6s to iphone 5 using airdrop.

    The iphone 5 cannot play the 4k file, but it stores all the information.

    When I eventually get wifi, I can upload all of these 4k video files from the iphone 5 to google images app which can play and backup the file (although it only plays the file at 360p quality which got me worried for a sec).

    Once downloaded onto my computer from the file played at perfect 4k full resolution.

    Question answered.

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