How to Edit Video Length on iPhone in 2022

Last Updated: 2022. 10. 18

Capable of recording up to 4K/60FPS videos in cinematic mode, iPhone nowadays has become a workhorse for content creators to create high-quality videos for Instagram Reels, TikTok, YouTube Shorts, etc.

And after you’ve filmed a video with your iPhone, very often you need to remove the unwanted parts of the clips or shorten the video on your iPhone to meet the needs of various social media.

So, in this tutorial, we will walk you through how to easily trim, and cut out parts of a video on iPhone or merge videos on your iPhone using iPhone’s native apps and offer you a great online alternative to editing videos on iPhone.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

How to Trim a Video on iPhone by Photos App

Well, to trim the beginning and end of a video on your iPhone, the easiest way is to use the built-in Photos App.

Step 1
Find the video you wish to trim in your Photos app and click the Edit button in the top-right corner.
Tap the edit button on your iPhone

Tap the edit button on your iPhone.

Step 2
Drag the start and end of the slider inward to trim the video.
Trim the video on iPhone

Trim the video on iPhone.

Step 3
Once you are satisfied with the trimming, tap the Done button. Then, you have two options to save the trimmed video.
Save the trimmed video on your iPhone

Save the trimmed video on your iPhone.

  • Save Video as New Clip: This option allows you to save the trimmed video as a new clip and you can keep the original video as well.
  • Save Video: You only save the trimmed video. The benefit of it is that you can click the Revert button to restore the trimmed video to its original video length while a video saved as a new clip can be restored to the original.
  • How to Cut a Video on iPhone Using iMovie

    Well, though iPhone’s Photos app allows you to easily trim or shorten a video from either end of the video, in many cases you need to cut a video into two and trim the middle of the video on iPhone. So, that’s where iMovie kicks in to help.

    Step 1
    Launch the iMovie app on your iPhone > tap the Plus icon > New Movie > import your video.
    Step 2
    Tap the video and move it to find where you want to cut it> tap the Split icon.

    Then the video shall be cut into two parts. Now, you can drag the slider inward to trim the middle of a video on your iPhone. Or split parts of the unwanted clips and directly delete them and drag and hold the clip to adjust their sequence.

    Split and trim clips on iPhone using iMovie

    Split and trim clips on iPhone using iMovie.

    Step 3
    If you wish you can add basic transitions to connect two clips in iMovie.
    Add transitions to split clips on iPhone using iMovie

    Add transitions to split clips on iPhone using iMovie.

    Step 4
    Preview and export the split video to the Camera Roll.

    Alternative: How to Trim/Split/Merge/Crop Videos on iPhone Online

    Well, though iMovie offers you a quick way to trim, split and combine videos on iPhone it only works for a 16:9 video. If you import a vertical video to iMovie for trimming or splitting on iPhone and it will invariably crop it into a circle. Find out why iMovie crops my videos.

    So, a great workaround is using FlexClip online video editor to easily trim, split, and combine videos on iPhone, with plugin downloads and experience needed.

    Use FlexClip to easily trim, split, and combine videos on your iPhone.

    Another icing on the cake is that with FlexClip, you can select from a wide range of designer-made and fully-customizable video templates for your YouTube Vlogs, Podcasts, video tutorials, webinar teasers, etc. Besides, royalty-free music and sound effects, footage, eye-catching text animations, illustrations, effect overlays, crop masks, etc. are also readily available.

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    Step 1
    Access FlexClip and directly upload your videos from your iPhone.
    Upload your clips to FlexClip

    Upload your clips to FlexClip.

    Step 2
    Click the Plus icon to add the clips to the timeline.
    Add the clips to the timeline

    Add the clips to the timeline.

    Step 3
    With the clip selected, you can drag either end of the slider to trim it or move the playhead and click the Split icon to cut the video into two and trim the split clips. Or drag and hold the clip to adjust their sequence on the intuitive timeline.
    Trim and split clips on the timeline

    Trim and split clips on the timeline.

    Step 4
    Layer one video overlay another and crop the video into any shape. (optional)
    Add video overlay and crop and trim it

    Add video overlay and crop and trim it.

    Step 5
    Further spice up your videos.

    After you cut your clips, you can select from 200+ transitions like circle, liquid, zoom, fade to black, etc. to connect two scenes. Or add eye-catching text animations, GIPHY stickers, effects overlays, royalty-free music, sound effects, etc. to take your videos to the next level.

    Add more video effects to your videos

    Add more video effects to your videos.

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

    Now, It's Your Move

    So, that’s how you can trim, cut, split, and combine videos on iPhone and online. If you find this post helpful, do share it with more friends on Facebook or Twitter and leave your comments to us. Cheers!

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