How to Fix iPhone Videos Blurry on Android

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You might have seen the video transferred from iPhone to Android are blurry, fuzzy, or pixelated, i.e., iPhone to Android shared videos are unclear.

I have read every article on google related to iPhone video blurry on Android, and then I went to Bhavesh and brought his iPhone to experience it. It experienced poor video quality when we transferred the video file from iPhone to Android.

Today I’ll share all the reasons why it is happening and the solution, i.e., a permanent fix to this problem. Before we dive in, kindly check whether the iPhone camera is blurry.

First, let’s begin with four unknown culprits behind this.

Why iPhone videos look terrible (Blurry and Pixelated) on Android

I found the most crucial thing that most people now share anywhere on the internet. I’m listing all the reasons first, and then I WILL LIST ALL THE WORKING solutions.


A video codec is a hardware or software that compresses and decompresses digital video to make file sizes smaller and store and distribute the videos more accessible—source: kaltura.


So, when the iPhone video plays in Android, it uses a different codec which causes unoptimized videos, which makes the iPhone videos look bad on Android.

Video player applications can control codecs on Android. Users can use many apps to change the codec while playing video.

However, the codec is known as Decoder in most video players, thanks to MX Player.

2. Sharing File Over Incompatible Apps

Often users need to realize when we used to transfer files from iPhone to an Android, and users might go with any messaging app, including secret messengers.

Incompatibility shown using a image of power socket

But this is a huge issue. When video files are transferred from an iPhone to an Android using messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook, these apps decrease the codec and video quality.

So the video quality of your iPhone footage on an iPhone looks great, but everything could be better regarding Android.

3. Not Using An Video Player App

Most users, you might be in them. Most users use the default video player app instead of trying the best player.

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Why do Video players suck?

Because the default video player is preinstalled and lacks all the basic features, default video players could be better nowadays.

These apps were designed to play videos mainly recorded using their device.

4. Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio is a property of how an image is projected that shows how the width and height of an image are related to each other.

aspect ratio text with a image of iphone with samsung smartphone

It is a significant factor in iPhone video quality on Android.

Here’s an example: What aspect ratio does the iPhone use, and what aspect ratio does an Android use?

Android vs. iPhone Aspect Ratio

So, the iPhone has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, whereas the Android has a 16:9 aspect ratio.

That’s why Android plays the iPhone video in terrible quality, and it feels that iPhone videos are somewhat blurry on Android.

How to Fix iPhone Videos On Android To remove Bad Quality

a thumbnail image for fixing blurry iphone videos on android with a black smartphone on a green background

Below is a sharing of all my factors and the most recommended backdroid hacks you can use now.

  1. Use Different Codec while playing videos.
  2. Share video files without compressing using Google Drive or any cloud storage.
  3. Install and Use a Video player to play videos.
  4. Change the aspect ratio while playing the videos.

Key Takeaways

  • If iPhone-recorded videos are blurry or look bad on Android, operating systems record and play videos in different CODEC.
  • The iPhone uses an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 while playing videos, whereas the Android uses an aspect ratio of 16:9.
  • Video files are shared using non-compatible apps, which lowers the video quality and creates this error.
  • If iPhone videos are blurry, not just on Android, check whether the camera is blurry, and here’s how to fix it.
  • Use Grid Lines while recording videos for stability and focus.


I will show you all the causes that make the iPhone recorded video look poor in quality on Android devices. Moreover, I shared all the proven steps I tried using Bhavesh’s iPhone on my device. Thanks to bhavesh and you too.

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Kunal Kashyap

Kunal Kashyap

Hey, It’s Kunal; I'm a professional writer and problem solver. I mainly write about Android OS, apps or games, or even tutorials to troubleshoot your errors and games. I’ve been making content since 2017. I started as a YouTuber now I’m a Blogger.

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