Apple iPhone Rotate Video in Photos App iOS 13

For years, iPhone users needed to download a third-party video editor app to rotate videos. With the launch of iOS 13, users can fix the orientation of videos from the built-in Photos app. Here’s how.

Start by opening the “Photos” app on your iPhone. If you can’t find the icon, swipe down on the home screen and use Spotlight search to find the app.

Apple iPhone Click Photos App

Scroll down to the “Media types” section and tap on “Videos.” Alternatively, you can select the “Recents” album.

Apple iPhone Click Videos or Recents Album

Locate the video that you want to rotate. Tap on the file to view the expanded video.

Apple iPhone Click Video to Edit

Select the “Edit” button found in the top-right corner of the display.

Apple iPhone Click Edit Button


Tap on the crop button in the bottom toolbar. The icon looks like two right angles intersecting each other.

Apple iPhone Click Crop Button

Select the rotate button found in the top-right of the display. Each time you tap it, the video will rotate 90 degrees to the right.

Apple iPhone Click Rotation Button

When you’re done rotating the video to the desired orientation, select “Done.”

Apple iPhone Click Done

The rotated video on your iPhone will be saved in the correct orientation. You can now share the video with friends and family without having to install a third-party app.

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