How to Cut a Video on iPhone - 2 Simple Ways to Trim a Video on iPhone

October 25, 2023
David Sunnyside

Capable of recording videos in 4K/60FPS, iPhone has become the workhorse for content creators to make Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, etc. But often the videos we record with the phone are too long and need to be cut down for various reasons. This article will run you through 2 simple ways to trim video on iphone for free and with no complicated settings.

The first way is to use the built-in editing features of the Photos app. Open the app and tap an album that contains the video you want to edit. Tap and select the video to open it in full screen. Now you can see the timeline of the video, and there are two sliders at the bottom of the screen for trimming the video clip. Simply drag the left or right sliders to adjust the start or end of the video clip.

You can also choose to split a long video into two separate clips by tapping the icon in the top-right corner of the screen. This will give you the option to share either one or both of the clips.

The second way to trim a video on iphone is to use iMovie, the default video editor for iOS devices. To do this, you’ll need to have iMovie installed on your phone. Once you’ve done that, you can open the iMovie app and select the video that you want to trim. The video will then open in the iMovie timeline and you can use the same sliders to trim and cut the video clip as mentioned above. Once you’re done, you can save the trimmed clip to your Camera Roll or you can save it as a new file by selecting either “Save Video” or “Save as New Clip”. Both options will keep the original clip and an edited version in your photo library and take up iCloud storage.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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