How To Crop A Video On iPhone

how to crop a video on iphone

How To Crop A Video On iPhone

You have shot a video on your iPhone and are ready to share it with your friends or on social media. You might want to crop the unwanted clips or objects from the video to fit social media platforms. 

In this article, we have covered two ways how to crop a video on iPhone

Use iMovie 

On iOS 13 or later versions, iMovie is pre-downloaded. But you can always download it from the App Store. It’s an amazing video editing app that you can use to crop videos. 

  • Open iMovie and Create a “New Project.”
  • Tap Movie and then select the video you like to crop. 
  • Tap “Create Movie” at the bottom of the screen. 
  • When your video appears on the timeline in the bottom half of the screen, tap the small Zoom Icon in the top right corner. 
  • Pinch the video in or out to zoom in and out of the video to crop it effectively. 
  • Tap Done in the top left corner of the screen. 
  • Tap the ‘Action‘ icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the Save Video option to save it to your camera roll. 

Use Video Crop

Video Crop is a great non-apple app that offers video-cropping capabilities for your iPhone. You can download it from the app store. Here is how to use it to crop videos on iPhone:

  • Open Video Crop and Tap ok when asked whether you want the app to access your photos.
  • Select the video you’d like to crop.
  • Click the white checkmark in the top-right corner of the page. Press down and hold one of the four corners of the selected image before dragging it according to how you want to crop it. Do the same with other corners if you want. 
  • Once you are done cropping the video, click the download symbol in the top right corner of the screen. 
  • Hit Save to store the newly cropped video in your photo gallery.


Why Can’t I crop a video on my iPhone?

The iPhone doesn’t include a video cropping tool, but there are free third-party video editing apps that can crop video. The best video editing apps for cropping are iMovie and Video Crop. 

What is the difference between trimming and cropping videos?

Cropping changes what parts of the video frame are visible throughout the clip. On the other hand, trimming a video clip means you change the length it plays for.

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