How Do You Trim a Video on Your Camera Roll?

Have you ever recorded a video on your phone and wished you could trim it down to just the best parts? Well, good news!

Trimming a video on your camera roll is actually quite simple. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do it step-by-step.

Step 1: Open Your Camera Roll
The first step is to open your camera roll and find the video that you want to trim. Once you’ve located it, tap on it to open it.

Step 2: Tap Edit
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see several options. Tap on “Edit”. This will bring up a new screen with a timeline of your video.

Trimming Your Video

Step 3: Drag the Handles
To trim your video, all you need to do is drag the handles on either side of the timeline. The handle on the left represents the beginning of your video, while the handle on the right represents the end.

Step 4: Preview Your Changes
As you drag each handle, you can preview your changes by tapping on “Play” in the center of the timeline. This will play back only what’s between the two handles.

Step 5: Save Your Changes
Once you’re happy with your edits, tap “Done” in the top right corner. You’ll then be given two options: “Save as New Clip” or “Trim Original”.

If you choose “Save as New Clip”, a new trimmed version of your video will be created and saved alongside the original. If you choose “Trim Original”, your original video will be replaced with the trimmed version.

Additional Editing Options

If you want to get more advanced with your editing, there are several other options available to you:


If you want to crop your video, tap on the “Crop” icon at the bottom of the screen. This will allow you to adjust the framing of your video.


To apply a filter to your video, tap on the “Filters” icon at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be presented with a variety of filters to choose from.


If you want to make more detailed adjustments to your video, tap on the “Adjustments” icon at the bottom of the screen. Here, you can adjust things like brightness, contrast, and saturation.

  • Tip: If you’re not happy with any of your edits, simply tap “Cancel” in the top left corner and start over.
  • Tip: If you have multiple videos that you want to trim or edit, you can select them all in your camera roll and apply your changes to all of them at once.

In Conclusion

Trimming a video on your camera roll is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. With these editing options available to you, you can take your videos from basic recordings to polished masterpieces. So go ahead and give it a try – who knows what kind of amazing content you’ll create!