How To Fix Android Sending Low Quality Videos To Group Messages with an iPhone
Have you tried sending your favorite videos to an iPhone group only to realize that the file received on the other end is barely watchable? If yes, you’re not alone. File transfer between Android and iPhone devices is mostly seamless, but the two operating systems don’t always cooperate as expected. For example, a video file sent from Android to iOS via MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is usually compressed by your cell phone carrier.
Although the goal is to make files smaller and easier to transfer between devices, compression can distort the quality of your videos and make them unwatchable.
This begs the question: Is there a way around the problem? Can you share videos from an Android to an iPhone without sacrificing their quality in the process?
You’ll be pleased to learn that there are several workarounds.
This entry will explain what makes Android send grainy videos to iPhone devices and discuss several proven solutions that can save the day.
Why Are My Android Videos Blurry When I Send Them to an iPhone Group?
Group messaging is one of the best ways to stay in touch with friends and family. It’s a quick and easy way to keep up with everyone at once without having to switch between messages. Whether it’s your family, friends, or co-workers, group chats can be used for anything from planning a day out to sharing files for fun.
One of the best things about group messaging is that it works across different mobile devices. For example, you can send your favorite videos – homemade or downloaded – from your Android device to an iPhone group in a matter of seconds.
However, group messaging isn’t always perfect when sending videos from Android to iOS. The recipient can end up with a blurry unwatchable file, a situation that can be embarrassing and frustrating for the sender.
When this happens, it’s easy to point an accusing finger at your camera or attribute the anomaly to different screen resolutions. While these are plausible causes, it usually boils down to two issues: compression and pixel density.
When you send a video from your Android device to someone using an iPhone through your MMS app, the system attempts to compress the video to make it easier to transfer. Although the video will eventually send and get delivered to the recipient, it may arrive as a blurry, pixelated file that’s barely watchable. This also applies to high resolution photos.
(b) Pixel Density
To a lesser extent, a grainy video can be caused by a difference in pixels. But what are pixels?
These are the small dots that make up the individual sections of an image or video. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper and clearer the video will be. Android devices and iPhones can have different pixel densities. This means that a video shared from one device to the other may not retain its sharpness, clarity, and brightness.
Luckily, there are several solutions to this problem. You can still send your favorite videos to an iPhone group without losing clarity or sharpness.
Let’s see how each solution works.
How to Send Videos From an Android to iPhone Group That Aren’t Blurry
It’s not always easy to share videos with friends on different operating systems. But there are ways of doing it without the quality being affected too much. Here are some tips for sending videos from an Android device that won’t become blurry when they get to your iPhone users.
Solution 1 – Using a Third-Party Messaging App
Although Google has developed numerous excellent apps over the years, it hasn’t quite found a solution that matches Apple’s iMessage in terms of efficiency and usability.
When you send a multimedia message via Android Message – the official messaging app preinstalled on all Android phones – the file is transferred via your cell phone carrier. However, mobile carriers always compress files. This can result in a blurry file that’s hard to watch.
In contrast, Apple’s proprietary messaging app, iMessage, runs on your internet signal. As a result, Apple-to-Apple file transfers are able to proceed without compromising the quality of the file. Android to Apple transfers, on the other hand, are often plagued by quality issues that can ruin the receiver’s viewing experience.
Luckily, third-party developers have bridged the gap and created Android messaging apps that run on your internet signal rather than your cellular network. These include Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, GroupMe, and SMS Organizer. Any of these apps can let you send videos to iPhone users without blurriness or pixelation.
However, this option only works if the recipients embrace and install these apps on their iPhone devices.
Solution 2 – Using Email
Emails may be a little old-fashioned, but they’re still one of the most secure and reliable tools for sharing information. But why?
People have created numerous tools to share videos, but only a few can maintain their popularity while keeping costs at a minimum like an email can.
To send a video from Android to an iPhone, you just need an email account and the receiver’s address. After sending the email, the receiver will just need to download the video. And the best part? Quality is guaranteed. There’s no compression or unnecessary conversion to some other format.
Solution 3 – Sending a Google Photos Link
Google Photos is a Google product that allows people to store, organize, edit and share amazing moments from their lives. There are several reasons why you may want to use it for all your video sharing needs.
First, its unlimited storage for photos and videos means you won’t have to live in constant fear of losing precious memories if you accidentally delete the original files. Second, Google Photos helps you better manage your videos by using artificial intelligence algorithms to create well-organized albums for easy retrieval.
`With your best videos safely stored in the cloud, all you need is a link in order to share them with anybody you want.
Here’s how to create a share link for videos in Goggle Photos:
- Open the Google Photos app on your Android device.
- Navigate to the video you’d like to share. If you’d like to share a bunch, select them all using the tap and hold gesture.
- With the content to be shared already selected, tap on “share.”
- Tap on “Create Link.”
You can then share this link with anybody you want via text message or some other messaging app such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
Although Google Photos can downgrade the quality of your videos a little (especially when you’ve stored a lot of content), it allows you to save files in their” original resolution,” thereby helping you to lock in the quality of your best videos.
Solution 4 – Using Dropbox
Like Google Photos, Dropbox presents an easy and efficient way to store your videos in the cloud and access them whenever you want. It also offers cross-platform sync support for all major operating systems, including Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. In addition, it doesn’t downgrade the quality of your videos, however large the file may be.
Here’s how to use Dropbox to share your videos with anyone:
- Sign in to your Dropbox account and upload the videos you’d like to share.
- After uploading the videos, select them all and then right-click and select “Share” from the dropdown menu.
- Click on “Create Link.” At this point, a link is automatically generated and copied to your clipboard.
You can then share the link via email, chat, or text.
Don’t Let a Grainy Video Ruin the Fun
A grainy video can kill your desire to share your best moments with friends, family, or colleagues at work. No one wants to receive a new video notification only to find that it’s barely watchable.
Although we’re yet to see an app dedicated to sharing video content between Android and iPhones, several third-party tools can help you do the job.
If you want to send videos from an Android phone to a friend’s iPhone, you could go for an app like Google Photos, Dropbox, or a third-party messaging app. Or better yet, you can send them a link via email. All of these options allow for seamless transfer of video files without any file conversion, so the original quality is never compromised.
Have you tried sending a video to any iPhone user with any of the tools discussed in this article? How did it go?
Let us know in the comments section below.