How to Trim iPhone Videos
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 23, 2019
We often begin recording videos when we want to capture a specific moment: while waiting for fireworks to start, or for a birthday celebrant to blow out the candles. As a result, we end up with a five-minute video, when the important part is limited to the last 30 seconds.
You don’t want to be storing long, space-consuming videos on your iPhone; it’s better to trim them or cut out the unnecessary parts. You can trim an iPhone video using the built-in video editor but, if you want to cut your footage, there’s no way to do this directly on your iPhone without installing additional apps.
Try the video editing app from Movavi. Using Movavi Clips, you can both trim and cut iPhone videos directly on your device. You can also add music, filters, and stickers to your videos. To learn how to cut a video on iPhone 5/6/7/8/X, download Movavi Clips to your iOS device and follow this guide.
Download Movavi Clips
Go to the App Store and download Movavi Clips. When the download process is complete, launch the app by tapping the icon.
Upload Your Video to the App
When you open the app, it will suggest that you add a video: you will see an animated arrow pointing at the Plus icon. Tap the icon and choose Video.
From the pop-up menu, choose your preferred aspect ratio and tap OK. In the next screen, tap to choose one or more videos from your Camera Roll and then tap Start editing.
Trim the Video
If you want to remove footage from the beginning of the clip, scroll the video so that the vertical marker is at the point where you want the video to start. Tap the Scissors icon to split the video, and swipe down the left part of the video.
Now trim the video from the end. Tap Play in the bottom left corner of the app. Watch the video and tap Pause at the moment you want the video to end. Tap the Scissors icon and swipe down the right part of the video.
Cut the Video
If you want to cut out parts of the video, scroll the video so that the vertical marker is at the beginning of the unwanted segment and tap the Scissors icon. Then, place the marker at the end of the unneeded part and tap the Scissors icon again. Now, swipe the unwanted part down. The remaining sections of the video will be joined together automatically.
Save the Result
Tap the Save icon in the top right corner. In the next screen, tap Save and wait for the video to be saved to your Camera Roll. If you want to share the video directly from the app, tap Share.
Now you know how to trim videos on your iPhone or iPad. In Movavi Clips, you can also crop iPhone videos, reverse them, or change the speed of your footage. Just download the app and edit your videos quickly and easily!
Processing and editing videos and photos
- Add transitions, music, and stickers
- Choose the desired frame fragment
- Cut and merge clips
- Speed up and slow down videos