How to Get Better Audio with iPhone Video

Are you recording your videos with iPhone? If yes, you might not be getting that much great sound quality.

Today we present a simpler, yet cheaper solution to this annoying problem which ruins your footage later when you play your footage on your computer.

This article is about to reveal everything you need to know about using external microphone while recording video with your iPhone.

Watch this video below and have a clear understanding of the scenario

(Video Source: How to Use an External Microphone with an iPhone)

Preliminary Introduction

Today, we’re going to show you how to plug an external microphone into your iPhone to achieve high quality audio in your iPhone videos. All you need is an external microphone.

Right now I’m using an external microphone for this video. It is the Giant Squid Omnidirectional Lavalier microphone. You can get it on Amazon.


Get an Adapter

You also need an adapter to plug the microphone into you iPhone because you can’t plug it directly in, it won’t work. The plugs are a little bit different. The adapter is about 8 inches long, sometimes 10 inches long.

Then you need to plug your mic cable directly into that adapter. That’s all!

From now on, you just record your videos as you normally do and this time you’ll have high quality audio on your iPhone. You don’t have to do any syncing later in post processing.


What a lot of people do is they record, use a Lavalier microphone or an external microphone, and then they record into a field recorder.

After getting this done, they sync audio with video later. When you plug the microphone directly into your iPhone like this, you don’t need to sync any audio.

You just need to make your videos as normal and it would make your audio is 10 times better.

You have to keep in mind that there are a couple adapters on the kbconnection.com website that look exactly the same.

One is designed for microphones that have a battery, the other one is designed for microphones where battery doesn’t exist.

Make sure you check the descriptions of the adapters and get the one that’s appropriate for your microphone.

Audio Testing the Microphone

From the video above, closely observe the Test Results.

You can hear the difference between audio recorded with Giant Squid Lavalier microphone and the audio directly from the iPhone’s built-in microphone.

I hope you can implement these tips with your own stuff. It’s really easy, just play with it and you’ll get your hands on experience.

If you have any questions regarding this method of recording audio, please leave a comment below.

We’re always here to help.


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Jon Acosta is a Digital Media Advisor based in Atlanta, GA. His primary focus is helping companies outsmart their competitors with smart online marketing strategy. Acosta has been a digital video consultant and mentor for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Some of his cliental include Apple Inc., Tekla (a Trimble Company), and Elance Inc (now known as "Upwork"). He is also a frequent course author for Pluralsight; an online technology training platform built for corporate teams.

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