How to rotate a video on iPad or iPhone [Tip]

iphoneAre you finding it difficult to rotate a video on iPad or iPhone? A lot of people record their videos using iPhone or iPad by keeping the screen in a vertical position. The problem with this is that they end up recording videos with big rectangular black blocks on the sides. But now you have an option to rotate a video on iPad or iPhone. With this option, it is easy to solve the issue of vertical videos by converting them into horizontal ones by just rotating the iPhone or iPad.

Steps to Rotate a Video on iPad or iPhone

To rotate a video on iPad or iPhone, you can use an application named iMovie, which is free to download. You can also download the app from the App store. The iMovie app is able to rotate videos whether it is a 4K video, slow motion, regular motion video or a video created by you using your iPhone or iPad. It is easy for you to rotate any video by 90, 180, 270 or 360 degrees (default view) using iMovie. The steps to rotate a video on iPad or iPhone are:

  1. Open the video that you are planning to rotate video on iPad or iPhone on iMovie.
  2. Now tap on the Share button.
  3. Choose the option “Create Movie.”
  4. Now rotate the video by keeping two fingers on the screen and rotate the video just like you are turning a dial to a direction you wish to rotate or flip the video to.
  5. After rotating the video, tap on the button “Done.”
  6. Now tap again on the Share button.
  7. Now choose the option “Save Video” to save the video in your iPhone or iPad. You can also upload the video directly to your Facebook, iCloud, or Twitter account.
  8. When saving the video, you can select the resolution you want the video to be. By default, you have the options to save the video in 360P, 540P, 720P and 1080P.
  9. After you are done with saving the video, iPhone or iPad will notify you that the video has been saved in the iPhone library.

That’s it.

Now, just open the video and see the rotated video. The original file will be there in the phone and this newly edited video will be saved in the form of a different file.


You have to note that the edited videos are saved within the Photos app and not within the Videos app. It may be confusing, but the main reason for saving in Photos is that the iOS considers both photos and videos as files created by the iOS camera. So you just need to launch Photo to see both the photos and the videos in the same location. It had always been difficult to rotate a video on iPad or iPhone in the past. But with the availability of iMovie, the user can easily rotate a video on iPad or iPhone easily.

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