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How to Add Music to a Video on iPhone

Jan 18,2019• Proven solutions

When you work so hard on making a video through your iPhone (let’s say a tutorial video to make people aware about something of the essence) if the file lacks music, your video will look incomplete. Editing is not enough to make the video stand out. Along with editing, you may need to add song to video and use fisheye lens to shoot video as well. And this is why; we will suggest you three ways that will help you add music to video on iPhone. Hence, let’s begin and double up the fun and quality of your video by adding background music to it.

Part 1: How to add music to a video on iPhone with Clips

Another way to add background music to video on iPhone will be Apple’s fresh video app i.e. ‘Clips’. A lot of inbuilt soundtracks are stuffed with this app. You can choose from a number of soundtracks be it pop music, action, chill, playful, sentimental and many more. Here is the tutorial on how you can add song to video via Apple’s Clips app.

Add your own music to your video with Clips

Step 1 – Open the app and tap on the Music button located at the top right of the first screen.

Step 2 – Got to My Music option and then choose either category from the screen for instance, ‘Artists’, ‘Albums’ or ‘Songs’.

Step 3 – Now, select the most preferred track from the list that you wish to add in the background.


Step 4 – Hit on the Play icon in order to preview the music once before finalizing.

Step 5 – Once you are happy with the output, you can tap on “Done” option which can be spotted at the top right of the screen.


Add built-in soundtracks

Step 1 – Start with giving a tap on Music button followed by choosing “Soundtracks” option.

clips choose

Step 2 – You will have to wait a little for the soundtracks getting downloaded if you are a first time user to soundtracks. Now, tap on the preferred soundtrack and preview it.

clips click soundtrack

Step 3 – Click on the track once again to pick it out for confirmation. Your soundtrack will be selected once you see the checkmark beside it.

Step 4 – Look for the arrow kind of icon at the top left which indicates the back button.

clips click arrow

Step 5 – Now, hit on the Play icon (a triangular button) and check the soundtrack if it goes well with the video.

Step 6 – Lastly, on the top right of the screen, tap on “Done” option once you get satisfied.

clips click done

Tips: You can't adjust the music on your videos

Although Clips can be considered as a convenient app, it doesn’t allow the users to adjust the sound once they add music to video on iPhone. Taking instance, the users will not get enough freedom if they wish to do any modifications with initial point of the video file. The audio will automatically adjust by ‘Clips’ matching the video the best way possible. For adjusting the audio, people will require an extra hand of any video editing app for the purpose.

Part 2: How to add music to a video on iPhone with iMovie

The first way we would like to introduce is using iMovie. This app will let you add background music to video on iPhone with the steps given below. Thus, go along the steps to get the method learned.

Firstly, open the iMovie app in your device and go to the “Project” section which is located at the top screen.

Next, you need to tap on the “Create Project” which is available as a ‘+’ icon. Afterwards, you will notice two panels namely, ‘Movie” and “Trailer”. Choose the former one followed by tapping on “Create” option.

When this is done, your project interface will be on the screen. Subsequently, go to the “Media” icon located at the top left corner at the timeline. The videos gallery will appear on the screen. Choose one in which you want to add the music and tap on the “Add” icon. The source video will now add to the timeline of iMovie.

Scroll the timeline to the initial point of the video in order to add the music at the point.

Now you can add music by following the same procedure what we did for adding video from gallery. This will add the music successfully. Please make sure to place the music at background if you want low volume music. The “Background” option will be at the bottom of the screen.

Now, tap the “Play” button to preview the video along with the music. Once satisfied, tap on “Done” placed at the left corner of the screen.

Tip: If your video’s duration is more than the audio duration, iMovie will automatically loop the background music. Therefore, there is an option to adjust the length of the media file. You can set it according to your preference.

Part 3: How to add music to a video with Filmora

The third and the most recommended way to add music to video is using Filmora on desktop. It is the most leading and popular way which one can use to add background music to video.  With a bunch of effects, filters, themes and features ability, the software proves to be better than anything else. Here are the steps on how to add music to a video using Filmora.

Step 1 – Import Videos

First of all, launch the software in your device and begin with importing the source video file to Filmora. Choose “File” and then go to “Import Media” option followed by “Import Media Files”. Let the video appear on the timeline by clicking on the ‘plus’ icon on the thumbnail of the video.

add files

Step 2 – Add Music

The toolbar will be having Music option. Click on it and you will find lots of inbuilt music options to choose from. Go for the one you find pleasant and tap on it. If you want to add your own music, you can simply import the files using “MY MUSIC” option on the left toolbar.


Step 3 – Edit Soundtrack

Prior to finalization of the video, you can also edit the soundtrack for example; you can speed up the track or add fade in/out effect. You can also start equalizer etc.

edit music

Step 4 – Export the File

Last of all, when you are done with everything, it’s time to export your creation. For this, you need to choose “EXPORT” option from the toolbar followed by choosing ‘iPhone’ as the target device. You can also customize the output file by setting resolution, picking out frame rate etc. Once you are done and satisfied with everything, click on “Export”.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.