If you’re like most people, you take a lot of videos on your phone. But have you ever gone back to find a specific video and found that it’s named something generic like “IMG_1234.MOV”?
It can be frustrating trying to locate the exact video you’re looking for with such a nondescript name. Fortunately, there is an easy solution – renaming videos in your camera roll! Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open your camera roll and select the video you want to rename.
Step 2: Tap on the “Share” icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 3: In the pop-up menu that appears, select “Save Video”. This will save a copy of the video to your phone’s Files app.
Step 4: Open the Files app and navigate to the “On My iPhone/iPad” section.
Step 5: Find the folder labeled “Photos” and open it. Inside, you’ll find another folder labeled “Videos”. Open that as well.
Step 6: Find the video you just saved from your camera roll and tap on it to select it.
Step 7: Tap on the name of the video at the top of the screen (it should currently say something like “IMG_1234.MOV”). This will allow you to edit its name.
Note: Be sure not to delete any parts of the file extension (the “.MOV” at the end), as this could cause issues with playback later on.
Step 8: Type in a new name for your video and then tap “Done” in the top right corner of your screen.
And that’s it! Your newly renamed video will now appear in your camera roll with its new name, making it much easier to find and share with others.
Tips for Renaming Videos in Your Camera Roll
If you want to make sure your videos are easy to find and organized in your camera roll, here are a few tips:
- Use descriptive names: Instead of simply naming your video “Beach Trip”, consider adding the date or location as well (e.g. “Beach Trip 2021” or “Myrtle Beach Vacation”).
- Keep it short and sweet: Long file names can be difficult to read and take up a lot of space.
Try to keep your video names concise.
- Stay consistent: If you’re renaming a batch of videos, try to use a similar naming convention for all of them. This will make it easier to sort and find them later on.
Renaming videos in your camera roll is a simple process that can save you a lot of time and frustration down the line. By following these easy steps and using some basic naming conventions, you can ensure that your videos are easy to find and organized in your phone’s files. Happy renaming!