‘I have an iPhone 8 and my friend has iPhone X. Every video that she sends me is blurry or hazy. Although videos shot with my device are playing fine. Why are the received videos blurry on my iPhone? How can I fix blurry videos on iPhone?’

Blurry or unclear videos ruin the video experience on mobile phone. The problem can occur in videos shot from your smartphone camera or those received from others. 

Why are videos blurry on iPhone or Android?

If you are facing blurry videos issue on iPhone or Android, it could be due to various reasons such as 

  • The original video quality may be poor due to wrong camera settings.
  • The video is of long length or high-resolution due to which it couldn’t be transferred properly.
  • Video is of low resolution due to which it appears blurry on iPhone or Android.
  • Video file is damaged.
  • Technical glitch in Android or iOS device.

How to fix blurry videos, regardless of the cause of the problem.

You can make your videos clear and sharp easily. Here are some of the methods that you can try to fix blurry videos on iPhone or Android.

1. Restart your smartphone

Whether its iPhone or Android, restarting the device often fixes sudden video issues such as blurriness, flickering, video not playing etc.

2. Force stop the Camera app on iPhone or Android

In case videos shot by your smartphone are blurry, try once by force stopping its Camera app. You can do this by navigating to Settings >Apps> Application Manager > Camera app. Now tap on ‘Force Stop’. The steps may vary a bit with the Android model.

On iPhone you can force quit the Camera app by pressing the home button twice until all apps preview is visible on screen. Now swipe up on the Camera app to force quit it. Next, reopen Camera and check if the blurry video issue is resolved or not.

3. Use blurry video clearer apps

There are free blurry video clearer apps available for Android, iPhone, PC, and Mac. Besides, free online video sharpening tools are also available that don’t require any installation. 

By using these tools, you may not always be able to completely correct blurriness in videos caused due to wrong camera settings but can make them clearer to an acceptable level. 

Some common video clearer apps are Easy Blurry Video Clearer, Clideo video clearer and others.

4. Use video editing software

Video editing programs can remove significant blur from videos. They have sharpening or blur removal tools to fix blurry videos. You can try Adobe Premier Pro, KineMaster, Filmora, LumaFusion etc. to fix blurry videos on Android or iPhone.

5. Share videos on iPhone using iCloud link 

If the high-resolution videos or of over 20 MB size sent from your iPhone turn out blurry, then try sharing them via iCloud link. You can send this link to your friends on message, chat, or mail to view the videos from iPhone without quality issue. However, its important to note that iCloud Links automatically expire after 30 days.

  • Open iCloud.com in browser.
  • In Photos, select the videos or double-click on a video that you want to share.
  • Click on the sent icon with arrow and choose ‘Copy Link’.

6. Share videos using email to fix video blur issue

To fix blurry videos on Android or iPhone, send or receive them through email. You can download videos on your smartphone from the email and play them seamlessly.

For instance, on iPhone, send videos less than 20MB through iCloud Mail as attachments. This method to transfer videos from iPhone keeps the video quality intact. 

  • Open iCloud.com in browser.
  • In Photos, select the videos or double-click on a video that you want to mail.
  • Click on the sent icon with arrow and choose ‘Email’.

You can also use Gmail or Outlook mail.

7. Use Dropbox to fix blurry video problem on smartphone

Dropbox app is available for both Android and iPhone. Like iCloud, with Dropbox, you can share videos of any length, even those of over an hour long by creating a video link. Then share this video link through message, email, or chat with friends and family. They can watch the high quality videos without any issue on their device. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Dropbox app on your Android or iPhone.
  • Click on the 3 dots next to the video file you want to share.
  • Click to go to Share.
  • Tap Copy link.
  •  Choose from the apps to share the link. You can paste the video link in message, email, or chat to share it.

8. Use video repair software

It may be possible that the video blur is not due to a technical glitch but the video file is corrupt or damaged. Try by repairing the blurry video with the help of a professional video repair software such as Stellar Repair for Video.

Since the software is available for Windows and macOS, first transfer the video to computer and then download the software. The repair process is extremely easy. You just need to add the corrupt video file to the software, select ‘Repair’ option, and click on ‘Save’ once the repair finishes. You can also preview the repaired videos before saving to be assured that the software has fixed the blurry video or not. Tools like Stellar Repair for Video can repair multiple videos of various formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV etc. simultaneously, irrespective of their size and resolution.

To Sum Up

Getting to play videos on iPhone or Android without blur or other issue is easy now with the above methods. You can fix blurry videos and enjoy watching them, regardless of video length or resolution on your Android or iPhone.