How to Cut a Video on iPhone

February 28, 2024
David Sunnyside

How to cut a video on iphone

You’ve captured some great footage on your phone, but the videos are just too long for what you want. The good news is that the iPhone has a built-in video editing tool that you can use to trim and shorten your videos. This article will show you how to do it in just a few easy steps using the Photos app and some other free iPhone video trimming apps.

The built-in Photos app on the iPhone is a native tool that comes installed with every device and shows you all the photos and videos you have on your phone or tablet. The app has multiple features, including editing, slow-mo, and cropping. You can even use the app to make your own cinema-quality movies with music, titles, captions, transitions, and more.

To edit a video on the iPhone, select the clip in the Photos app and tap Edit. Then, drag the ends of the frame viewer to adjust the start and end points of the clip. You can preview the trimmed clip and decide whether you want to save it as a new clip or overwrite the original.

Another option for cutting a video on the iPhone is iMovie, which is a full-fledged video editing application from Apple that works with all iOS devices. Unlike the Photos app, which is more like a photo gallery app, iMovie can do more than just crop and edit video clips. To use iMovie to trim a video on the iPhone, add your clip to the timeline and adjust the yellow handles on either side of the video. When you’re satisfied with the result, you can save your video and share it.

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