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How to Record MP4 on iPhone with 3 Ways

Melissa Lee Updated on Apr 26, 2022| min read

As we all know, iPhone usually records a video in MOV format. Some iOS users are complaining that iPhone cannot record video in MP4, which is very inconvenient for them to play or share the recorded videos. Maybe you, who are reading this article right now, are facing the same problem as them.

Since some platforms or devices we use don't support MOV files but support MP4, it is safer to record the videos that you need to share in a widely accepted format, say MP4. If you have no idea how to do so, we will show you how to record MP4 on iPhone in steps. All you need to do is to read ahead and find a way that is suitable for you to record MP4 on your iPhone or convert the MOV videos to MP4 format.

MOV vs MP4, Which is Better?

The degrees of acceptance for MOV and MP4 are different, why so? What is the difference between MP4 and MOV files? MP4 files have a higher compression level. Therefore, MP4 files are smaller in size. Also, the MP4 format has better compatibility with most devices. Moreover, the quality difference between these two formats isn't great.

MOV was developed by Apple and is compatible with Apple products. It is compatible with Windows Media Player 12, too. MOV format is a good choice for professionals and corporate environments.

In a nutshell, if you are not such a professional, and you use many products outside of Apple products, you may choose MP4 as it is accepted by a wider range of platforms and devices; on the contrary, you may choose MOV if you like.

MOV vs MP4

Can iPhone Take MP4 Videos?

Can iPhone take MP4 video? This depends a lot on the specific iPhone model. The iPhone 4 is not compatible with MP4 files, while other models can play an MP4 video. You can also use iTunes to import MP4 files to your iPhone. After the videos are imported, you can view and play them in the Movies Library on your phone. However, you can only play the MP4 videos, if you want to edit them, you may save the files in formats that are compatible with iPhone or you may need a third-party application.

How to Save iPhone Record Video in MP4

The video recordings on iPhone are usually saved in formats other than MP4. Therefore, if you want to save iPhone recorded videos in MP4, you need to make some adjustments in Settings. Follow the steps below to make your phone save recorded videos in MP4.

Step 1. Go to the "Settings" app on your phone and tap on your name.

Step 2. Go to "Camera" and choose "Format". Now select "Most Compatible instead of High Efficiency".

Step 3. Then the videos recorded on your iPhone will be saved in MP4 format.

Record Video on iPhone

Convert iPhone MOV Recordings to MP4

If you can't record a video on your iPhone in MP4 format, you may record a MOV video first, and then, you can convert it to MP4 format with a video converting application. There is software that can help you with this. EaseUS Video Editor is one.

With EaseUS Video Editor, you can convert a MOV video to MP4 with one simple click. And you can also edit the video as you like. For instance, you may add filters, background music, stickers, images, texts, etc. to your videos. Moreover, you can split a video into two if you want. All in simple clicks.

Record Video in MP4 on PC and Send It to Your iPhone

There are many capable PC video recorders on the market. EaseUS RecExperts is a comprehensive Windows screen recorder that can record everything on your PC screen. Therefore, if you can't convert videos to or record them in MP4 format, you may record the video you want with EaseUS RecExperts and save the video as an MP4 file.

With EaseUS RecExperts, you can record a movie, gameplay, the full screen, a window on your computer, audio, camera, etc. if you want. It is quite simple to record a video and save it in MP4 with its help. All you need to do is to download it by clicking the button below and follow the tutorial to record a video in MP4 format.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two different options for screen recording, i.e., "Full Screen" and "Region". If you select "Full Screen", you will capture the whole screen.

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Step 2. If you select the "Region" option, this software will ask you to customize the recording area. Make sure that everything you want to capture is within the bounds of the select box.

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Step 3.  Tap on the button at the bottom left side of the main interface, and there will be many options you can select. This recorder supports recording microphone and system sound separately or simultaneously. The "Options" button is for you to adjust the volume and microphone device.

full screen mode sound souce

Step 4. To record the webcam simultaneously, click on the "Webcam" icon at the bottom of the interface. Tap on the button to enable the webcam recording, and there will be a drop-down menu to select the recording device. Click on "OK" to confirm your settings.

full screen mode and webcam

Step 5. When you turn back to the main interface, click on the "REC" button to start recording. A floating toolbar offers you buttons to pause or stop the recording during the recording process. In addition, the camera icon can be used to take screenshots, and the timer icon can help stop it automatically.

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Step 6. The recorded video clips will be saved on your computer. When the media player appears, you see a set of tools you can use to trim the recordings, extract audio, and add opening title & closing credits to the savings.

edit recorded video

Conclusion

In this article, we talked about how to record videos on iPhone in MP4 format. Since iPhone will save a recorded video in MOV format by default, you can use other ways to record your iPhone video as an MP4 one. The three ways we give you in this article can all solve your problem, but we sincerely recommend you to download EaseUS RecExperts since it is easy to use, and you can edit the video recorded afterward. Just download it now!

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Melissa Lee

Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to screen recording, video editing, and PDF file converting.

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