Trim a Video on an iPhone and iPad

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iPhones and iPads could record HD videos for years, and things haven't slowed down in the present. Taking videos with our smartphones is, by far, one of the most used features that come with our mini pocket-computers. The thing is, sometimes you end up recording a long video, but you're only interested in a specific section.

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How Do I Trim Videos on My iPhone or iPad?

The good news is no third-party applications are required to trim your video to the right length. The trimming tool is built-in to the iPhone/iPad's photo and video editing toolset. The option to save the original or new clip is available, minimizing the need to duplicate videos beforehand. Trimming unnecessary footage from your videos is a great way to reduce file sizes.

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In the following Visi tutorial, we're going to show how to trim a video on and iPhone or iPad.

For this article, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 13.4.1.

Trim a Video on iPhone and iPad

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    Launch the Photos app.
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    Tap the video you wish to trim.
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    Tap Edit in the upper-right corner.
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    Tap+hold one of the arrows on either end of the video's timeline to bring up the trimming tool.
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    Once the trim tool is engaged, a yellow border appears around the timeline
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    Tap+drag from either the left or right side of the timeline to shorten and hone in on your desired clip.
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    If at any point you want to start over, tap Cancel in the bottom-left corner.
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    Once you're happy with your clip, tap done in the lower-right corner.
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    Tap Save Video (overwrites the original clip), or Save Video as New Clip.
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    Once your trimmed video clip is saved, it'll be located next to the original (if saved as new clip) inside the Photos app.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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