How to Combine Videos on iPhone?

If you are an iPhone user, you are probably aware of your camera quality and the features that come with it. There’s no question that iPhones currently have one of the best camera software in the world.

But despite having one of the best cameras, it is also an editing machine. Apple also offers the possibility to edit and merge two separate videos in one, not being needed to transfer the videos on your computer.

How to Combine Videos on iPhone

If you want to combine videos the way Apple wants you to, you first need the iMovie app installed and updated on your iPhone. If you don’t want to use the built-in app on your iPhone, there’s also a 3rd party alternative that will help you produce the same results.

How to Combine videos any iPhone

If you’re not a big fan of the native video editing app present on iOS (iMovie), we’re going to show you a different way that’s actually more powerful if you learn how to use it.

We’ve split this article into two different guys to cover both approaches:

  1. How to Combine Videos on iOS via the iMovie app
  2. How to Combine Videos on iOS via the Video Mixer app

Both methods will help you achieve the same thing, so feel free to follow the guide that you feel most comfortable with.

1. How to Combine Videos on the iPhone via the iMovie app

This is the native way of combining and editing videos on the iPhone. In Apple’s usual fashion, everything is intuitive if you’re used to the iOS ecosystem, but things might get confusing if you’re coming over from an Android device.

This is all done through the iMovie app that should be already installed on your device (unless you got rid of it).

Note: You might also need to update it if you’ve never used it before.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to combine videos on the iPhone via the iMovie app:

  1. From the home screen of your iOS device, search for the iMovie app on your iPhone and tap on it to launch it.

    Opening up the iMovie app on the iPhone
  2. When you are inside the iMovie app, go ahead and press on Create Project.

    Creating a new project inside the iMovie app
  3. After the New Project menu appears on your screen, tap on Movie.

    Creating a new Movie

    Note: Don’t select a Trailer until your intent is to create a stylish video that resembles a Hollywood-style trailer.

  4. This will take you to the recent photos and videos on your iPhone. Tap on Media, located in the top left corner.
    Accessing the Media folder on your iPhone
  5. From the menu that just appeared,  tap on Video.
    Viewing all the media present on the iPhone

    Note: This will show all the albums on your phone, press on All if you want to see all the videos that you have stored on your iPhone.

  6. Now you need to locate the videos you want to merge. After you locate them, press on them to make a pop-up menu appear, then tap on the checkbox to add them to your project.
    Adding videos to the iMovie project
  7. After you add all the videos you want to combine, tap on Create Movie, located at the bottom of your iPhone screen.
    Creating a new movie via the iMovie app

    Note: This will take you to My Movie, where you can edit the video after your own preferences.

  8. Once you get to the next page, you can preview the combined video, you can also change the theme and filter of your videos, as well as adding some effects on your video. To do that, press the gear icon on the bottom right corner.

    Press on the gear icon to edit further and add effects to your combined video
  9. If you want to change the transition between your videos, scroll the video until you see a cut point, then tap on the transition icon and choose the transition you want.
    Changing the transition of your movie inside iMovie
  10. After you finish editing your video, tap on Done on the top left corner. Then tap on the Share button and save your video, as well as send it to others.
    Share movie or send it to others after it was created inside iMovie

2. How to Combine Videos on the iPhone via the Video Mixer app

If you want an alternative for iMovie, Video Mixer would be a very good choice. It does its job very well, combining the videos as you prefer and even gives you some further editing options that are not present inside the iMovie app. 

Follow the instructions below to learn how to merge and combine videos using the Video Mixer on iOS:

  1. Open App Store from the home screen of your iPhone, then tap on the search button and search for Video Mixer.
    Finding the Video Mixer app on the App store
  2. Once you find the Video Mixer app inside the App Store, tap on the get button to download it locally.
    Downloading the Video Mixer app
  3. As soon as the app is fully downloaded on your iPhone, launch it by tapping on its icon.
  4. After the app is open, it will appear on your screen an option that says Tap to create a new project. Press on it to start a new project.
    Creating a new project inside Video Mixer
  5. Then you will need to choose the output type for your video. Choose it after your preferences, then tap on it.
    Choose the output video type of the combined video inside Video Mixer
  6. Now you need to add the videos that you want to merge. Pressing the + button will take you to all the albums stored in your iPhone, choose the video you want.
    Adding Videos that will later be combined by Video Mixer
  7. Next, repeat the process until you add all the videos that you want to merge into your combined video.
    Adding videos to Video Mixer
  8. After all the videos are added, click on the option on top to begin the process of combining the videos you previously added.
    Merging the videos with Video Mixer
  9. Once the process is finished, you will find the combined video inside your iPhone video library.

Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.