How to quickly edit a video on your phone

Have you ever recorded a video on your smartphone yet haven’t sent or posted it because it was too long, or you were just unhappy with how it turned out? Well, you’re not alone. Most of us these days have videos we haven’t done anything with for those very reasons.

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Follow these steps to edit a video on your phone.
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Here are some easy ways to make quick and simple edits to videos on your phone—without the help of any special apps.

How to edit videos on your iPhone

While your iPhone’s built-in camera allows you to record videos in both cinematic and slow-motion modes, you also have the power to directly slow, trim, add a filter, or adjust your video directly from the photos app.

To trim a video

  • Open the video you want to edit
  • Tap Edit
  • Move the sliders on either side of the video timeline at the bottom of the screen to where you want your video to start and end.
  • Tap play to preview your edit
  • Tap done.
Editing a video on your iPhone.

Editing a video on your iPhone.
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Here you will have the option to either “Save Video” or “Save Video As New Clip“. Tapping “Save Video” will save only the newly edited version of the video, while tapping “Save Video As New Clip” will save both the original video and the newly edited edition.

After you edit a video, you can still revert to the original.

After you edit a video, you can still revert to the original.
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If you hit “Save Video” by mistake and want to save the original, fear not, this is easily fixed.

  • Open the video which you edited
  • Tap Edit
  • Tap Revert
  • Tap Revert to Original.

In addition to restoring the video’s original length, this will also undo any other changes you may have made to the video.

To adjust the picture, color, and audio

  • Open the video you want to edit
  • Tap edit
  • Tap the adjust icon
  • Scroll to adjust to exposure, highlights, shadows, contrast, brightness, black point, saturation, vibrance, warmth, tint, sharpness, definition and vignette.
Here's how to adjust a video's contrast, sharpness and more.

Here’s how to adjust a video’s contrast, sharpness and more.
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To add a filter

  • Open the video you want to edit
  • Tap edit
  • Tap the filter icon
  • Scroll and choose the filter of your liking.
Here's how to add a filter onto your video.

Here’s how to add a filter onto your video.
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To crop or rotate your video

  • Open the video you want to edit
  • Tap edit
  • Tap the fourth icon from the bottom
  • You can create custom parameters by tapping the icon in the upper right-hand corner or select from standard sizes
  • Additionally, you can mirror the video, or rotate it using the two icons in the upper left-hand corner.
This tool lets your crop or rotate your iPhone video.

This tool lets your crop or rotate your iPhone video.
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As always, if you don’t like the changes you made to the video, you can always go back and restore it by clicking Edit, and then Revert.

How to edit videos on an Android

As on an iPhone, Android users can make quick and simple edits to their videos directly through Google Photos.

To trim a video

  • Open the video you wish to edit
  • Tap Edit
  • Drag the handles at the video’s timeline to where you want it to begin and end
  • Tap save copy.

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Here's how to trim a video on an Android device.

Here’s how to trim a video on an Android device.
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To crop or rotate your video

  • Open the video you wish to edit
  • Tap Edit
  • Tap Crop
  • To crop a video to a different aspect ratio, tap the aspect ratio
  • To change a video’s perspective, tap transform, then either manually adjust the edges of the video, or just tap auto.
  • To rotate the video, tap Rotate, or use the dial above
  • To straighten the video automatically, tap auto.
This tool lets you crop and rotate video on your Android.

This tool lets you crop and rotate video on your Android.
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To adjust an effect in your video

  • Open the video you wish to edit
  • Tap Edit
  • Tap Adjust
  • Select the effect you want to adjust, which includes brightness, contrast, white point, highlights, shadows, black point, saturation, warmth, tint, skin tone, blue tone or vignette.

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Here's how to adjust an effect on your Android video.

Here’s how to adjust an effect on your Android video.
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To add a filter to your video

  • Open the video you wish to edit
  • Tap Edit
  • Tap filters
  • Select filter
  • Then adjust the filter to your liking by swiping through.
Want to add a filter to your Android video? Follow these steps.

Want to add a filter to your Android video? Follow these steps.
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To draw or highlight a video

  • Open the video you wish to edit
  • Tap Edit
  • Tap Markup
  • Tap the pen icon if you want to draw, or tap the highlight icon if you wish to highlight something.
Here's how you can draw or highlight on an Android video.

Here’s how you can draw or highlight on an Android video.
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Easy steps, right? Now it’s time to edit those videos, get them out there to your friends and family, and post them on social media. Let us know if these instructions helped revive some of your forgotten videos.

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