5 Easy Options For Uploading and Sharing Videos From Your iPhone

Best way to share videos with familyThere is no doubt that the smartphones of today are capable of capturing awesome and exciting videos. The iPhone is one of those great cellular gadgets for doing this. However, one of the problems most people have is capturing all those great videos and not being able to share them with others. After all, what is the sense of recording cool videos and others can’t see them?

This tutorial contains 5 easy options for uploading and sharing videos from your iPhone in very simple ways. Although the iOS system makes it very effortless for users to share just about everything, these methods can make it even more easier. Below are some of the best ways to upload and share those awesome iPhone videos on your phone.


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Try Using Google Photos


Even though sharing videos with Google Photos is a much better option for those users who have Windows or Android, it is still great for iPhone users too. Much like the iCloud, Google Photos allows you to do this very easy. Best of all, keeping the ‘Original quality’ of your video is very simple to do on Google Photo. Simply go to the settings and select that option once you are ready.


Google Drive has 15GB of free space for you to use. All you have to do is sign in to your account on Google and download the free app. One of the great things about using Google Photos is that it lets you share with non iOS or iPhone users. Once you have selected the files you want to use, simply click on the ‘Share’ button. All you have to do is enter either an email address or a phone number and you are done!


Use iCloud For Sharing


For those people with lots of friends that use iPhone or Apple devices, sharing via iCloud services is a great option. You can even set up your own shared album. Doing so will allow you to use that album over and over again. And you can even let others contribute to the album by making it collaborative. There are also options for adding comments as well. Just keep in mind that the videos here will be compressed. That means that the quality will not be as in your device. That is done so that space can be saved. Just keep in mind that since you will be sharing via the web, they video files may take awhile to upload.


Use Photo Apps For Sharing


Your Photos app on your phone saves all your videos you shoot to your camera roll. If you want to find a video to share, just hit the button to launch the app. Once there, select the ‘Albums’ tab and select the ‘Videos’ Album. Using this method is very easy and simple. All you do is find the video you want to share and tap on the “Share” button. Using this option will also open up a few other features or options.


Share Via Other Cloud Services


Cloud services are one of the best thing to happen to the internet users. These services allow you to save space on your hard drive or device, backup your files and protect them. Although the videos don’t always have to be compressed, they will maintain their original quality. However, depending on your video size, it will end up taking up a substantial amount of space. There are several different Cloud services such as Box, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. Depending on the cloud services you choose, sharing the videos will be differently. Still, the basic options are almost the same so just follow the steps.


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Sharing Via Peer To Peer Transfer


Another cool way to share your iPhone videos is by using the peer to peer files transfer option. Apps such as Syncthing, Resilio and IPFS can do the trick for you. The best thing about using this alternative  is that the files are sent directly to the person you want to share it with. Because of that, Cloud services are not required. Plus, this option is also considered one of the safest and securest methods for transferring files online. The only problem with this alternative is that the recipient of the files needs to be online when you are sharing it. In addition, the app on your iPhone must remain open during the entire file transferring process.

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Social Media and Other File Sharing Dangers

Social Media and Other File Sharing Dangers
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It seems as if everyone we know has a social media account these days since it allows family and friends to easily connect from different places all over the world. Let’s face it, social media usage has gone up at least 10,000% the past 2 years. From Facebook to Twitter, there are thousands of sites where people interact and share with one another all sorts of videos, files, documents and more. However, there are many social media and other file sharing dangers that most people don’t really know about or pay enough attention to.



P2P (Peer-to-peer) File Sharing

Years ago a P2P program called Kaaza came out on the Internet and it immediately became an overnight success with users. People were finding millions of files being shared by users remotely from all over the world. From movies, software and songs, there wasn’t anything you couldn’t find on Kaaza or similar sites; and all for free. However, hackers soon invaded these sites and began to upload files filled with malicious virus and trojan horses. The programs also began to collect private user data and practically took over your computers. Most of the P2P programs actually were sending out emails through your own computer without users even knowing about it. Millions of computers and laptops were infected and people soon began to realize the dangers P2P programs presented.

Anyone who has P2P software installed on their PC or devices should be very careful, especially if you are using it at the workplace. One of the easiest forms of hacking someone comes via P2P sharing. Chances are that those costly programs and files you are finding for free on P2P networks may end up costing you much more in the end. Always use caution and examine the files you download with an antivirus program before opening them.


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Dangers of Flash Drives

Flash drives have made our lives so much easier when it comes to file sharing. However, they are extremely risky and are one of the most commonplace tools for infections and virus. This is because flash drives bypass network security when you run them. Some have an autorun on them which makes it even worse to control. The minute you insert a flash drive into your device, it can start a virus to run and infect your computer in seconds. It can spread from your PC and disable security programs as well. Just like files you download from the internet, always check flash drives for infections and viruses.


Email File Sharing

We all receive thousands of emails a month, depending on your email program. Because of this, sharing files via emails is one of the most dangerous and quickest forms for users to get their devices hacked or breached. Emails are not designed to be secure so they can easily be manipulated to act as a trojan horse by hackers. If you receive an email with a file attachment then be super careful when opening it. Even if these files are from friends or family members, use caution. Most hackers will hack your device and send out emails to those on your contact list to make it appear as if the emails are legit and coming from you. By the time the others realize what has happened, they too have also been hacked. Using file sharing services is always best if you send out files or receive some from friends, co-workers of family members. Most bogus or dangerous emails will come with really catchy or eye grabbing subject lines to induce you into opening them. If in doubt, it is always prudent to simply delete them.


Cloud File Sharing

Last year, over 2 Billion dollars were lost to hackers by businesses whose employers ended up using some sort of cloud file sharing services. Sites such as Google Drive and Dropbox are awesome to use since they make file sharing so much easier. However, they also open up a plethora of security risks for users. Some people just love sending out files to others and fwd them. Still, often times these files being shared can easily be modified by a user on the list while they end up adding some malicious virus or trojan to the original document or file. Many companies are now using professional grade file sharing services for their employers and are forbidding them from using consumer grade  programs to avoid being breached. Be sure to follow your employer’s security protocol when using a company’s computer lest you lose your job behind sharing or receiving files from others.


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In all reality, file sharing can be great and has made our world so much easier when it comes to sharing files all over. Social media is a great tool as well since we can all share files all day long and see or get files we would never had been able to do so before. However, it can also end up costing you or others your personal data and information if you’re not careful. Use caution and be fervent security wise in your file sharing usage.