How to Crop a Video on iPhone & iPad

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The Photos app on your iPad and iPhone allows you to trim a video to shorten it and to crop a video to make it smaller and remove unwanted edges. In this article, we'll cover how to crop a video on your iPad and iPhone Photos app.

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How to Crop Videos on iPhone & iPad

To learn more about your Photos app and iPhone features, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day. Here's how to crop a video on your iPhone and iPad Photos app. 

  1. Open the Photos app

  2. Select the video you wish to edit. 

  3. Tap Edit

  4. Tap the rotate-crop icon

  5. Drag the four corners inwards to crop the photo.

  6. Tap Done to save. 

That’s all there is to it! While there are third-party video editing apps available for more advanced changes, I find the Photos app to be a convenient option for making basic edits, such as video cropping.  Plus, if you've saved changes in the Photos app and don't like the edits, you can easily revert back to the original video or photo

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