How to Trim a Video in iOS 10 Photos App on iPhone or iPad

Using the built-in trimming tool in Photos app, you can easily trim your favorite videos on your iPhone or iPad. Let’s find out more!

The prime reason why I’m so hooked with the iPhone 7 Plus is the superb dual-camera system. The 7MP selfie shooter on the latest iPhones has packed a huge punch as well.

With such a huge improvement in Cameras, I know most of you would be capturing stunning shots and recording fabulous videos. After all, you can now take photos and videos using Siri as well.

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How to Trim Video in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Do you know that there is a built-in video trimming tool in the stock Photos app on your iPhone or iPad? So, if you have recorded a nice video and wish to give it a better look or want to remove some of the unwanted portions, you can get it done with ease.

How to Trim Videos in iOS 10 Photos App on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. First up, open Photos app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Head over to the video you wish to edit. Then, tap on the hamburger menu at the bottom of the screen.

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Edit Video in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap and hold on the left or right side of the timeline.

Step #4. Next, simply drag the anchor left or right to trim the video as per your liking.

Trim Video in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

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If you want to expand the timeline for better editing, just tap and hold on an anchor.

Step #5. Having trimmed the video perfectly, tap Done at the bottom right corner.

Tap on Done Once You Trim Video in iOS 10

Step #6. Now, a menu will appear from the bottom. You will get two options—

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Save as New Clip: The trimmed video will be saved as new.

Trim Original: It will let you replace the original video.

Options to Save Trimmed Video in iOS 10 on iPhone

That’s it! Now, you can repeat these steps to trim more videos.

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