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How to Combine Videos on iPhone in 3 Best Ways

Last Updated: 2022. 06. 29

So, you’ve filmed dozens of videos using your iPhone and wanna combine these videos on your iPhone for the latest Vlog on YouTube or Instagram? We’ve got you covered.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the 3 best ways to easily combine videos on your iPhone and offer you actionable strategies to merge and edit videos on your iPhone into a compelling video that wows viewers on social media.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

How to Combine Videos on iPhone by iMovie

Well, the easiest and quickest way to combine videos on iPhone is using the pre-installed video editor--iMovie. It’s free and easy to use for everyone.

How to combine videos on iPhone using iMovie

Step 1
Launch the iMovie app and tap Create Project and tap Movie.
Step 2
Import the videos you wish to combine: Select videos from the camera roll > tap Create Movie at the bottom. Then clips will be added to the timeline.
Step 3
Edit the clips:
  • Drag either end of the video inward to trim a clip.
  • Use the Split tool to cut a clip into two.
  • To reorder the clips on the timeline, tap and hold one clip until it floats and then drag it to the left/right to place it on the timeline.
  • Tap the transition icon between two clips to add a video transition (theme, dissolve, slide, wipe, fade) to combine two videos.
  • Step 4
    Tap Done on the top left corner and tap the Share button to export the merged video to your camera roll or other social apps.

    Though using the built-in iMovie allows you to easily combine multiple videos into one on iPhone, it is not glitch-free.

  • iMovie doesn’t support vertical videos for edits. So, if you import a full-length vertical video into iMovie, the original video size will be cropped into a square video.
  • Limited video editing features and video assets.
  • How to Combine Videos on iPhone by FlexClip Online

    If you are looking for a better editing experience than the 6.1/6.7-inch screen on iPhone and more versatile video editing features and free video assets, then FlexClip online video maker stands ready to combine videos on your iPhone into a scroll-stopping video. No software download and experience are needed.

    How to combine videos on iPhone by FlexClip online

    How to combine videos on iPhone by FlexClip online.

    With FlexClip, you can :

  • Scan the QR code and directly upload videos from your iPhone to the in-browser video editor for trimming, splitting, adding video transitions and video effects, and finally combining them into a compelling video.
  • Combine horizontal(16:9), and vertical (9:16) videos in a breeze.
  • Access 3M+ royalty-free video assets, including high-quality videos, images, music, sound effects, GIFs, etc.
  • Select from diverse and fully-customizable video templates and create high-quality tutorial videos, YouTube videos, video promos, etc. 10x faster than you normally do.
  • Food Youtube Channel Trailer
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    Food Youtube Channel Trailer
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    Travel With Friends
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    Travel With Friends
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    Animated Sport Intro
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    Animated Sport Intro
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    Makeup Artist
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    Makeup Artist
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    Step 1
    Select a video template that matches your video content, preview it, and click the Customize button.
    Select a video template that matches your video content

    Select a video template that matches your video content.

    Step 2
    Click the “From Phone“ button > scan the QR code and select videos from the camera roll to upload them to the media library.
    Directly upload your video assets from iPhone to FlexClip by scanning the QR code

    Directly upload your video assets from iPhone to FlexClip by scanning the QR code.

    Step 3
    Drag and drop your videos to replace the default video/image background. Or you may click the Plus button to add them to the timeline.
    Drag and drop your video assets to replace default images or videos

    Drag and drop your video assets to replace default images or videos.

    Step 4
    Do the rough cuts: You can drag the slider inward to trim a clip or use the split tool to a video into two, or drag one clip and hold it and move to another place to reorder the sequence on the timeline.
    Trim or split clips and reorder the sequence on the timeline

    Trim or split clips and reorder the sequence on the timeline.

    Step 5
    Add video effects: You can add an eye-catching overlay video transition to make a smooth transition between two clips; add animated texts and call-to-action dynamic elements from the Text/Element tab, add multiple free BGM and sound effects or create a picture-in-picture effect for the B-roll, change video speed, tec. Just feel free to play around.
    Add overlay video transitions, free BGM/SFX, animated texts

    Add overlay video transitions, free BGM/SFX, animated texts, etc.

    So, let’s check out the final video from the example above:

    Combine travel videos on iPhone using FlexClip

    Step 6
    Preview and share: Done with the editing. You can directly download it to your PC or share it on YouTube, Google Drive, and Dropbox. A clickable video link and embed code are also available for your blog or repurposing.

    Well, the downside of using FlexClip to combine videos on iPhone is that:

  • Max video length is 30 mins.
  • It offers no direct download option from the online video editor to your iPhone. You need to save it to Google Drive or Dropbox and download it from there to your iPhone.
  • How to Combine Videos on iPhone by CapCut

    The last but not least option to combine videos on iPhone is to use the powerful app—CapCut. It’s free and available to both iPhone and Android users. Unlike iMovie, CapCut allows you to easily combine horizontal/vertical videos with ease. While lots of video transitions and text animations and video effects are also available.

    Use CapCut to combine videos on your iPhone

    Use CapCut to combine videos on your iPhone.

    Step 1
    Launch the CapCut app and click the New Project and import two videos you would like to combine on the timeline.
    Step 2
    Make some edits for the videos to be combined: you can drag either end of slider to trim a video or move the playhead and tap Split to cut a video; drag to adjust the order of videos, add video transitions(camera, social media, MG, etc.), text animations, or other video effects, etc.
    Step 3
    Preview and share: You can set the video quality and FPS and click the Share button to download the combined video to the camera roll or share it to TikTok, etc.

    Well, given the ease of use and dazzling video effects, CapCut is flawless for merging and combining videos on iPhone for free. If there is a drawback for CapCut, that would be:

  • Limited royalty-free video and audio assets.
  • Since CapCut is built to edit short videos, the max video length is 15 mins for the video export.
  • Now, It's Your Move

    Hopefully, you can use the tools recommended above to combine videos on your iPhone into virial video content on YouTube or Instagram, etc. If you find this tutorial helpful and do share it with friends on Facebook, and Twitter and leave your comments for us. Can’t wait to find out which video editor works best for you to combine videos on your iPhone.

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