3 Different Ways to Rotate iPhone (6/7/8/X/XS) Videos

As is known to all, iPhone comes with HD camera which makes it shot videos in a very convenient and effective way . It is one of the best selfie tool. If you like the selfie and share selfie to Facebook, I think you may have experienced this situation that sometimes the pictures/videos show sideways after uploading to facebook though they play correctly on iPhone. This is because they are recorded in portrait mode you may have not noticed.

So is there a way to rotate the photos and videos easily? Sure. In this article, I will introduce simple ways to rotate photos shot by iPhone in three ways.

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3 Different Ways to Rotate iPhone Videos

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Part 1: Rotate iPhone Videos on iPhone

This is an easy and direct way. The first thing I would think of is iMovie and you can use it on iPhone 5C/5S/6/6 Plus/7/7 Plus. It is an Apple supported video editor. If you just want to do basic video editing on iPhone, it is a useful and effective tool for you to have a try. Here are the steps to know how to rotate iPhone videos on iPhone.

Step 1: Open iMovie first. Then import the video you want to rotate. Twist video image to the right or left in the viewer.

Step 2: After you are satisfied with the orientation, you can export it. So esay, right?

Note: After you rotate video, it may take a while to appear the effect in the viewer.

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However, it doesn't come with all kinds of iPhones for free. If you are an iPhone 4,4s,5 user, you have to pay for iMovie and I would not recommend. Here are the steps to rotate iPhone videos on iPhone.Besides iMvoie, you can search more tools to rotate video from App store. The two following free tools are recommended.

  • Rotate video & Flip which is a free tool special for rotating and flip video.
  • Vlogit which is another video editing app for iPhone that can do rotating.
  • After downloading from app store, you can run the app from the iPhone and then you can follow the app screen wizard to rotate video easily.

    Part 2: Rotate iPhone video on Mac

    If you are a Mac computer user, you can import your iPhone video and then rotate video in iMovie easily. iMovie is a free editing tool which comes with Mac computers like Macbook air, Macbook pro. Check the steps below to know how to rotate iPhone video

    Step 1: Launch the software iMovie and then click import to import the iPhone video.

    Step 2: Click 'crop' menu to open the crop window, you will find the rotate icon above.

    Step 3: You can click the rotate left or rotate right icon to rotate your iPhone video 90 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise.

    Step 4: Click share menu and then click 'export using quick time'.

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    Part 3: Rotate iPhone Videos on Windows PC

    If you are a Windows PC user, I am afraid there is not a free iMovie and it is difficult to find a free tool to rotate iPhone video. The free movie maker comes from Windows( Windows movie maker) doesn't support iPhone video. To rotate iPhone video in Windows PC, you need a third party video editing software Wondershare Filmora especially if you want to do a lot of other editing to your iPhone videos such as trim your video, add background music, apply video effect to enhance your iPhone videos. Having all kinds of powerful editing tools and brand new interface, Wondershare Filmora has become a best tool for video amateurs. Would you want to download the 30 days free trial version to have a try now?

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    How to rotate iPhone videos on Windows PC

    1. Load iPhone videos

    To load your videos, you just need to connect your iPhone and our software detects it automatically and then loads them directly.

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    2. Rotate iPhone videos

    Double click the video to open the video editing window, then you will find the option to rotate left or right. When it is done, simply click 'ok'.

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    3. Edit your iPhone video (optional)

    Wondershare Filmora offers the option to help you do most of the editing you want like trim/cut/flip video, add text effect/filter effect/overlay effect/music resource/transition. If you don't need to edit your videos, you can skip this step.

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    4. Save your iPhone videos

    After rotating your iPhone video, please click 'export' to save the change and then export it to a new video and you can share it to social media directly too if you do want to.

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    Sep 13,2018 11:21 am

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    Thanks, Liza!
    Awesome tutorial! I use this tool: http://www.videostudiopro.com/en/pages/rotate-video/ to edit and rotate videos on my PC, but I couldn't find a decent solution to do the same on my iPhone until I ran across your useful guide. So thank you very much for solving my problem.