How to Crop Video on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever wanted to crop a video on your iPhone? Maybe you need to remove some unwanted parts or simply resize it for a specific purpose.

Thankfully, with the advancements in technology, you can easily crop videos right from your iPhone. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of cropping a video on your iPhone step by step.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To get started, open the Photos app on your iPhone. This is where all your videos and photos are stored.

Step 2: Select the Video You Want to Crop

Browse through your albums or tap on Albums at the bottom of the screen to find the video you want to crop. Once you’ve found it, tap on it to open it.

Step 3: Tap on Edit

In the top-right corner of the screen, you’ll see an Edit button. Tap on it to enter editing mode for your video.

Step 4: Tap on the Crop Icon

In editing mode, you’ll see several icons at the bottom of your screen. Look for the Crop icon and tap on it. It looks like two overlapping rectangles.

Step 5: Adjust the Crop Area

You’ll now see a bounding box around your video with draggable handles at each corner and side. To crop your video, simply drag these handles inward or outward until you have selected the desired area.


  • To maintain the original aspect ratio: When dragging one handle, simultaneously drag its opposite handle (e.g., top and bottom handles) to keep the original aspect ratio intact.
  • To freely resize the crop area: Drag any handle independently to resize the crop area as per your preference.

Step 6: Preview and Save

Once you have adjusted the crop area, tap on Done in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This will bring you back to the video editing screen where you can preview your cropped video.

If you’re satisfied with the result, tap on Save as New Clip. This will save your cropped video as a separate file while keeping the original intact.


If you don’t want to save it as a new clip, simply tap on Save Video. This will overwrite the original video with the cropped version.

Congratulations! You have successfully cropped a video on your iPhone.

Now you can share or use your newly cropped video however you want. If at any point you want to revert to the original video, simply open it again and tap on Edit, then tap on Revert.

Cropping videos on iPhone is a simple yet powerful feature that allows you to remove unwanted portions or resize videos for different purposes. Whether it’s for social media, presentations, or personal use, knowing how to crop videos gives you more control over your content.

So go ahead and give it a try! Explore different cropping options and unleash your creativity with videos right from your iPhone!

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