How to Add Music to Imovie on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to add music to iMovie on your iPhone! Adding music to your videos can greatly enhance the overall experience for your viewers. In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of adding music to your iMovie projects directly from your iPhone.

Step 1: Open iMovie

To get started, locate the iMovie app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it to open it.

Step 2: Create a New Project

If you already have an existing project that you want to add music to, skip this step. Otherwise, tap on the “+” button at the top right corner of the screen and select “Create Movie” or “Create Trailer” depending on your preference.

Step 3: Import Media

Once you have created a new project, tap on the “+” icon above the project timeline. This will open up various options for importing media. From here, select “Audio”.

Step 3.1: Choose Music Source

You will now be presented with different sources from where you can choose your desired music track. The available sources include:

  • iTunes Library: This option allows you to browse and select a song from your iTunes library.
  • Soundtracks: iMovie provides a collection of pre-installed soundtracks that you can use for free.
  • iCloud Drive: If you have any music stored in iCloud Drive, this option allows you to access and use it in iMovie.

Select the appropriate source based on where your desired music track is located.2: Select the Music Track

Browse through the available music tracks and tap on the one you want to add to your project. You can preview the track by tapping on the play button next to each track.

Step 4: Add Music to Project

After selecting your desired music track, tap on the “+” button next to it to add it to your project. The music track will now appear in your project timeline.

Step 5: Adjust Music Settings

Once you have added the music track, you might want to make some adjustments to ensure it fits perfectly with your video. To do this:

  • Trimming: Tap on the music track in the project timeline and then drag the edges of the yellow bar that appears above it to trim its duration.
  • Volume: Tap on the volume icon that appears when you select the music track. Here, you can adjust the volume level of the music.

Step 6: Preview and Export Your Project

Before finalizing your project, it’s always a good idea to preview it in order to ensure everything looks and sounds as expected. To preview your project, tap on the play button located at the bottom center of the screen.

If you are satisfied with your project, tap on “Done” at the top left corner of the screen. This will take you back to iMovie’s main interface where you can then export or share your video.

Congratulations! You have successfully added music to your iMovie project using your iPhone. Now you can create captivating videos with a perfect soundtrack that will leave a lasting impression on your viewers!

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