How to easily rotate videos on iPhone or iPad

There may be a time when you need to rotate a video after shooting it with your iPhone or iPad. Maybe it was supposed to be landscape but somehow recorded in portrait view. Perhaps you want to change it from portrait to landscape view to create a specific effect. Whatever the case may be, you can rotate your videos quite easily on your device, and this tutorial shows you how to do that right from the Photos app.

Two iPhone mockups illustrating a rotated video in the Photos app

How to quickly rotate a video on iPhone

  1. Open the Photos app, and tap the video you want to rotate.
  2. With the video open on the screen, tap Edit from the top right.
  3. Tap the crop & rotate button.
  4. Tap the square icon with an arrow from the top left. Tapping once will rotate it 90 degrees counterclockwise. You can tap the same icon up to two more times to get the right orientation for the video. Tapping for a fourth time will return the video as it was.
  5. Finally, tap Done.
Two highlighted screenshots showing how to rotate a video in iPhone Photos app

You have successfully rotated a video on your iPhone or iPad without needing any additional third-party app.

Besides the Photos app, you can also use Apple’s iMovie app to rotate your videos and edit them.

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