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2 Best Methods to Crop A Video on Your iPhone 15/14/13/12

Paula Pailaga Posted by Paula Pailaga to Edit Video/Audio Feb 01, 2023

What should you do when you find that the aspect ratio of a video is not suitable for the social media platform you want to upload to? Cropping a video on your iPhone is the easiest way to solve this problem. Built-in Photos app must be the initial choice if you want to crop the video. You can also use iMovie to edit the video on your iPhone. Read on to learn how to crop a video on an iPhone directly.

Part 1: 2 Best Methods to Crop A Video on iPhone [Solved!]

1. How to Crop Videos on iPhone with Photos App

If you use iOS 13 or later, you can use the Photos app to crop a video on your iPhone. Its function is limited, and you can’t add video subtitles. But the Photos app can still meet your basic needs. Learn how to crop videos on your iPhone 15/14/13/12 with the Photos app.

Step 1Open the Photos app and choose a video you want to crop. Then tap the Edit button at the top to enter the editing mode. You can see some editing tools at the bottom.

Open Photos App on iPhone

Step 2 Tap the Crop icon to easily crop a video on your iPhone. You can adjust the width and height of the video freely. You can tap the Aspect ratio button to set the specific parameters for different social media platforms.

Crop Video by Setting Aspect Ratio

Step 3After cropping, you can tap the Done button at the bottom to save the video. You can save the video as a new file or overwrite the original video. If you want to restore the edited video to the original video at any time, you can open the edited video and tap the Edit button. Then you should tap the Restore button.

2. How to Crop Videos on iPhone via iMovie

iMovie is a preinstalled editing application on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can use it to turn videos into movies. Of course, this tool also provides the essential editing features to crop a video on your iPhone. If you can’t find iMovie on your iPhone, you can install it from the Apple Store. The drawback is that this app will take up plenty of storage space.

Step 1 Launch the iMovie directly on your iPhone and tap the Project button at the main interface. Then tap the Plus button to upload the video you want to crop.

Launch iMovie on the iPhone and Upload Videos

Step 2After that, it will pop up the New Project window. You should tap the Movie icon to choose a video on your album. Then tap on the Create Movie button.

Choose Video to Crop with iMovie

Step 3You should tap the video displayed on the timeline in the lower part of the screen. Then tap the Pinch to zoom video button with the small magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the screen to crop a video on your iPhone freely.

How to Crop Videos on iMoive Cropping Panel

Step 4When you finish the cropping, you can tap the Done button to save the adjustment. Then save the cropped video to your Camera Roll by tapping the Export button.

Tap the Done Button to Save Editing iMovie

Part 2: Bonus: Crop A Video for iPhone on Windows/Mac with A Professional Tool

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Step 1Once you download the 4Easysoft Total Video Converter, you should launch it directly. Then click the Add Files button to import a video you want to crop. You can choose a simpler method to upload your video file, that is, directly drag it into the software.

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Step 2Click the Edit button to enter the editing window, and you should click the Rotate & Crop button at the top. You can crop the video by adjusting the aspect ratio. If you want to crop the video freely, you should click the Aspect Ratio button and choose the Freely option. Then enter the number in Crop Area. You can also choose the Zoom Mode, like Letterbox, Pan & Scan, and Full.

Editing Functions Rotate Crop Aspect Ratio TVC

Step 3When you finish the cropping, click the OK button to save it. And click the Convert button to download the cropped video for iPhone. If you want to change the video format, you can click the Format button to adjust.

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Part 3: FAQs about How to Crop A Video on iPhone


Since iMovie and Photos apps are included on Apple devices, they are the first choice for you to crop videos on iPhone. But if you want to enjoy more features and convert video without losing quality, 4Easysoft Total Video Converter must be the best one you can get! This software can not only meet your basic editing needs but also convert and compress videos. If this article is helpful to you, you can share it with people around you.

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