How to edit a video directly from the iPhone’s Photo app
February 19, 2020

No need to install a third-party app.

While iOS previously let you edit images directly from the Camera Roll (now called the Photos app), iOS 13 added the ability to natively edit videos without the need to install another app. I normally had to use iMovie to do some editing on videos that I post but thankfully the new update lets me trim, crop, colorize and basically do basic video editing.

If you want to know how to edit videos directly from the Photos app, follow the steps below:

(In case it isn’t clear, your iPhone needs to be running iOS 13 to do this tutorial and yes, you can also do this on an iPad.)

Head to the Photos app and select the Videos folder on the Albums tab.

Select a video that you want to edit. On the top right part of the screen, tap ‘Edit’.

This will open four new tabs. The first tab lets you trim the video and lets you overwrite it or save it as a new clip.

The next tab is for editing the colors. I normally just press Auto but feel free to play around with the other options that you want to use.

The third tab is for applying filters. Just like on the Camera app, you have the choice to apply different kinds of filters on your video.

The last one is my favorite because it is actually a cropping and straightening tool. I no longer have to go to iMovie to simply crop a part of a video or even change the orientation since I can now do it directly from the Photos app.

Did you find the tutorial above useful? Tell us what other tutorials we should do in the comments!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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