How to edit videos on an iPhone.

Learn easy methods for editing iPhone videos — from making minor edits to creating dramatic effects.

With the iPhone’s built-in camera, shooting videos couldn’t be easier — but capturing the raw footage is only half the fun. Video editing software enables you to elevate your videos to the next level by adding transitions, trimming and cropping clips, creating special effects, and much more. Let’s dive into three ways you can edit your iPhone videos and turn them into cinematic masterpieces.

Make simple edits with the Photos app.

One of the easiest ways to make quick edits to your iPhone video is directly within the Photos app. Once you select a video, you can make edits with just a few taps. For example, you can apply filters or adjust elements, such as brightness, saturation, contrast, tint, warmth, and more. You can also crop the video and trim its length.

Once finished, your iPhone will automatically save the edited video to your Photos library.

Edit videos with iMovie.

Built into all Apple systems, iMovie is a free video editing app that offers more tools than a simple editor. Unlike the Photos app, iMovie allows you to add transitions, titles and text overlays, special effects, and other creative elements.

Because iMovie integrates with all Apple systems, you can start editing your video on your iPhone and transfer it to a Mac later if you need to make more detailed edits.

Create edits with third-party applications.

Third-party video editors, such as Adobe Premiere Rush, are also available for turning your raw footage into creative videos. Adding titles, importing audio, applying presets and transitions are just a few of the edits you can apply with Rush. Plus, like iMovie, it works seamlessly between iPhones and Macs, allowing for easy control when editing.

Take a moment to get a few video and editing techniques that might inspire you. Then, explore what more you can do with Premiere Rush to make epic edits to your iPhone videos.