How to trim and edit videos on iPhone

The newest generations of iPhone and iPad include high-quality cameras that deliver outstanding results. However, if you really want to make your video stand out before sharing it with your friends and family or on your social media, you need to get acquainted with the video editing tools offered on iOS.

Editing a video can seem like a daunting task at first if you have never done it before. Luckily, the iOS Photos app includes video editing tools that make this process simple and offer fantastic results. Photos comes with tools you can use to trim, crop, flip, or rotate your videos, among other features. Here is a simple guide you can follow if you want to learn how to trim and edit videos on iPhone

How to trim and edit videos on iPhone

Learn how to trim and edit videos on iPhone or iPad

In this guide, we will go into all the video-editing tools offered on iPhone and iPad. You can crop, trim, rotate videos straight from your stock Photos app.

How to trim videos

  1. Select the video you want to trim.
  2. Tap Edit in the bottom-right corner.
  3. You should now see a Play button and the video’s timeline. Use the arrow on the right or left of the screen to trim your video.
    How to trim and edit videos on iPhone
  4. Once you are satisfied, tap Done and then choose Save Video or Save Video as New Clip to duplicate.

How to crop and rotate videos

  1. Select the video you want to rotate or crop.
  2. Tap Edit in the bottom-right corner > tap the Rotate/Crop icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. In the top-left corner, tap the Rotate 90 degrees icon. Tap the button as many times as required until you find the right aspect ratio. Learn how to trim and edit videos on iPhone or iPad
  4. Tap Done once you are satisfied to finalize your edit.

How to apply filters

  1. Select the video to which you want to apply a filter
  2. Tap Edit in the bottom-right corner.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap the Filters icon. Next, scroll to preview the filters and tap on the one you like.
    Learn how to trim and edit videos on iPhone or iPad
  4. Tap Done once you are done.

How to adjust Video Exposure, Brightness, and More

  • Select the video you want to edit.
  • Tap Edit in the bottom-right corner.
  • At the bottom, tap the Adjustments icon. Scroll through the various image properties offered and move the slider to adjust the image. Once you are satisfied, tap Done.
    Learn how to trim and edit videos on iPhone or iPad

You can adjust the following attributes:

  • Exposure
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Contrast
  • Brightness
  • Black Point
  • Saturation
  • Vibrancy
  • Warmth
  • Tint
  • Sharpness
  • Definition
  • Noise Reduction
  • Vignette

We hope this guide helped you learn how to trim and edit videos on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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