How to Crop Videos on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Crop Videos on iPhone

Are you looking to crop videos on your iPhone? Whether it’s for social media, creating content, or just trimming a video for personal use, the iPhone offers a simple and efficient way to crop videos directly from your device.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to crop videos on your iPhone using the built-in editing tools.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

The first step is to locate and open the Photos app on your iPhone. This app comes pre-installed and is typically found on your home screen.

Tap on the Photos app icon to launch it.

Step 2: Select the Video to Crop

Next, navigate through your photo library and select the video you wish to crop. You can choose a video from various albums or use the search bar at the top of the screen to find a specific video quickly.


If you have recently captured a video using your iPhone’s camera, you can access it directly by tapping on “Albums” at the bottom of the screen and selecting “Recents.”

Step 3: Tap “Edit”

Once you have selected the desired video, tap on “Edit” in the upper-right corner of the screen. This will open up a range of editing options for your video.

Step 4: Access “Crop” Tool

After entering edit mode, you’ll see several icons at the bottom of your screen. Look for an icon that resembles two overlapping right angles – this is commonly known as the “Crop” tool.

Tap on it to access the cropping options.

Step 5: Adjust the Crop

Once you’ve entered the crop mode, you can adjust the frame to crop your video. To do this, use your fingers to pinch and zoom or drag the edges of the frame to resize it.

Make sure to position and resize the frame according to your desired crop.

You can also rotate the video by tapping on the rotation icon (a circular arrow) located at the top-right corner of your screen. This is useful if you want to change the orientation of your video before cropping.

Step 6: Apply and Save

When you are satisfied with your crop, tap on “Done” in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This will apply your changes and save the cropped version of your video in a new copy while keeping the original intact.

Step 7: Share or Export Your Cropped Video

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

Now you can share it directly from within the Photos app or export it to another app for further editing or sharing purposes.

To share your cropped video, tap on “Share” located at the bottom-left corner of your screen. From there, you can choose various sharing options such as Messages, Mail, AirDrop, or upload it to social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook.

To export your cropped video, tap on “Save Video”. This will save a copy of your cropped video to your iPhone’s camera roll or photo library for future access outside of the Photos app.

Now that you know how to crop videos on your iPhone, you can easily trim your videos and customize them according to your preferences. Whether it’s removing unwanted portions or focusing on specific details, the built-in video editing tools on the iPhone allow you to do all this and more with just a few simple steps.

Explore the possibilities and unleash your creativity by making the most out of your iPhone’s video cropping capabilities!

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