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How to upload video from iPhone to Instagram - 2020?

Can't upload video from iPhone to Instagram - Solved

Most of the time, we have no problem uploading photos to Instagram. But with videos, things could be tricky sometime. Here are most common situations: 

upload iPhone video to Instagram

"I recorded many funny videos via my iPhone XR, I like sharing these stories with my friends on Instagram, but it doesn't work. What are some reasons a video won't upload to Instagram? How to solve this problem?"

 "I was uploading an video to Instagram on my iPhone XS Max and suddenly, I got this error message saying 'there was an issue importing your video please try again'. The network connection is totally fine." 

"I tried to upload an video to Instagram on iPhone 8 Plus and it stuck at uploading and never finished. Tried a few times but still can't post the video." 

If you have the same problem, read on. 

Part 1: Why Can't I Upload Video from iPhone to Instagram
Part 2: How to Fix Instagram Video Upload Failed
Part 4: Convert Video to Instagram Supported Format

Why Can't I Upload Video to from iPhone to Instagram

Uploading to Instagram from a mobile phone or device is an easy way to share videos instantly with your friends and connections. If the Instagram app will not let you upload video, you may have a problem with your phone's privacy settings. Other reasons for faulty uploads include uploading videos in a unsupported file type or Web browser, which can cause many problems, including extended encoding and processing wait times.

Instagram won't let you upload an video if:

1. Your Instagram account is banned, blocked or disabled.
2. You have a poor network connection.
3. Your video fails to meet Instagram's requirements for supported videos:

- Formats: H.264 codec / MP4
- Resolution: maximum width 1920*1080 pixels (1080P)
- Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
- Bit Rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
- Audio codec: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz
- Duration: 3 to 60 seconds

Check if you have one of the above problems, then go on reading for more solutions.

How to Fix iPhone Instagram Video Upload Failed

Basic Debugging Methods

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone (iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S, etc) is connected to an strong network. 

Step 2. If the network connection is fine, restart your iPhone to see if it makes a different. 

Step 3. Some users find it helpful to clear caches of Instagram on App Manager: Settings > Apps > Instagram > Clear Caches.

Clear Instagram Caches

Step 4. Also, you are suggested to uninstall and re-install Instagram app to make sure the app is up-to-date. 

Step 5. If you still can't uppload videos after re-installing Instagram, maybe the problem is on overloaded Instagram servers. Instagram goes down from time to time. Just wait and try uploading the video next day. 

 Tip: You are recommended to record your video with Instagram app. This can make sure that you won't take a video in a format that is not supported by Instagram. Of course, you can always trim and convert a video to Instagram supported format. Check how to do that in next part.

Convert and Trim video for uploading to Instagram

An video that is recorded by digital camera or downloaded from Internet usually is not suitable for Instagram, you'll need convert the video to Instagram's supported format before uploading. There are many video converters can help you with that, for example, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (Mac Version). It can:

- Convert MXF, MTS, MOV, AVI, MKV, Blu-ray, DVD and many other formats to MP4.
- Edit the duration, size, resolution of the video to meet Instagram's requirements.
- EInstagram in one click: flip/rotate video, remove noise, etc.
- Replace and add new background music
- Add your watermark onto you videos

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Follow these steps to convert video with Acrok Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 1. Download and install the any video to Instagram converter on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the software and click "Add Files" to add your footage or downloaded videos. 

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Step 3. Click "Format" and from the drop-down list, choose the H.264 MP4 that is best for uploading to Instagram.

Convert video to Instagram supported video format

Step 4: Click "Settings" to set the output video resolution. The maximum resolution is 1920*1080.

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Step 4. If the video is longer than 60 seconds, click "Edit" icon then "Trim" to trim your footage. You can also to rotate/crop the video or adjust audio effect if you need it.

Trim video less than 60 seconds for Instagram

Step 5: And click "Convert". The video will be saved on your computer.

Now you can transfer the video to your phone and post it to Instagram without problem.

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