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

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    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

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    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 images.google the file played at perfect 4k full resolution.

    Question answered.
     

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