How to Blur a Video on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to add a touch of creativity to your videos? One way to do that is by blurring certain parts of your video.

Whether you want to obscure sensitive information or simply add an artistic effect, blurring a video on your iPhone is easier than you might think. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of blurring a video on your iPhone.

Step 1: Install iMovie

If you don’t have iMovie already installed on your iPhone, head over to the App Store and download it. iMovie is a free app developed by Apple that allows you to edit videos directly on your iPhone.

Step 2: Import Your Video

Launch iMovie and tap on the “+” button to create a new project. Choose “Movie” from the options presented. Next, tap on “Create Movie” at the bottom of the screen.

Note: If this is your first time using iMovie, you may be prompted to grant permission for the app to access your photos and media files. Make sure to allow access for a seamless experience.

Tap on the “Media” button at the bottom of the screen and select “Video” from the options presented. Locate and select the video you want to blur from your camera roll or albums.

Step 3: Add Video Clip to Timeline

Your selected video clip will appear in the preview window at the top of the screen. Tap on it once and then tap on “+ Create Movie” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: Apply Blur Effect

Tap on your video clip in the timeline below and then tap on “Crop to Fill” from the menu that appears.

In the next menu, you will find various tools to edit your video. Tap on “Effects” and select the “Blur” category.

Scroll through the blur effects and choose the one that suits your needs. You can preview each effect by tapping on it.

Step 5: Adjust Blur Intensity

Once you have selected a blur effect, tap on it again to reveal additional options. Use the slider to adjust the intensity of the blur effect. You can also drag and resize the blur area by dragging its corners.

Step 6: Preview and Save

Tap on “Done” at the top left corner of the screen to apply the blur effect to your video clip. You can then tap on the play button in the preview window to preview your blurred video.

If you’re satisfied with the result, tap on “Done” again and then tap on “Save Video” at the bottom of the screen. Choose a resolution for your final video and wait for iMovie to process and save it.


  • Experiment with different blur effects and intensities to achieve your desired result.
  • If you want to blur multiple sections of your video, repeat steps 4-6 for each section individually.
  • iMovie allows you to add other creative elements like text overlays, filters, and transitions to enhance your videos further.

Note: The steps mentioned above may vary slightly depending on the version of iMovie installed on your iPhone. However, the overall process remains relatively similar across versions.

Congratulations! You have successfully blurred a video on your iPhone using iMovie. Now you can share your creatively edited video with friends, family, or on social media platforms.

Remember to experiment and have fun with your videos. Happy blurring!

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