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How to Add Music to Your iPhone Video

Adding music to your iPhone video is easy! Follow these simple steps for a great soundtrack for your iPhone videos.

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Published May 1, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • Adding music to iPhone videos requires using an app or software that is compatible with the iPhone.
  • Learning how to add music to iPhone video can help someone create unique and entertaining videos.
  • You'll learn how to easily add music to your iPhone video in this article.

Adding music to an iPhone video can provide you with a creative and fun way to customize your video and make it more entertaining. Whether you are using your phone for personal or business-related purposes, incorporating music into the background of a video can significantly improve the quality of your production. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps needed in order to add music to your iPhone video. We will cover topics such as how to choose the right type of audio file, how to save it properly onto your device, and how to incorporate the audio track into your project. By following these steps, you should have no problem adding some nice background music that perfectly fits with whatever type of video content you have already created.

how to add music to iphone video

Adding music to an iPhone video can be done by selecting the ‘Music’ icon in the Media Library when editing the video. Once selected, you can pick a song from your library and time it to fit with the length of your video before saving it.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer
  2. Open iTunes on your computer and select the connected device
  3. Choose music from the library you would like to add to video
  4. Edit the song or video by adjusting volume, trimming length, etc.
  5. Drag and drop the selected music into your chosen video clip in iTunes
  6. Save changes made to the video clip with music added
  7. >

Our takeaway

When it comes to creating the perfect video, there's nothing that adds more life and energy than music. With a few simple steps, you can easily add some great tunes to your iPhone videos. By taking advantage of the many free audio sources available online, selecting the right track for your video is easier than ever. Have fun customizing your very own masterpiece as you explore all of the possibilities for adding music to enhance your iPhone video. Now that you know the basics of how to add music to your iPhone video, why not get creative and try different sounds and styles? Go ahead and show off those movie-making skills with some added musical pizzazz!


1. What kind of music files can I add to my iPhone video?

You can add any audio file in the MP4, AAC, and .M4V formats to your iPhone video.

How do I add the music to my iPhone video?

Adding music to an iPhone video is easy. You can use Apple’s built-in Music app or purchase songs from iTunes. Once you have a song selected, open the Photos app and select the video that you want to add music to. Tap “Edit” in the top right corner of your screen and then tap “Music.” Here you can browse through available songs and select one that suits your needs.

Is there a limit to how long of a song I can add to my iPhone video?

Yes, you can only add songs up to 10 minutes in length. Any longer than that and the song may not be added or will be automatically cut off.

What steps must I take before adding music to an iPhone video?

Before adding music to your iPhone video, you'll need to check if the track is copyright free or has any existing permissions. If not, you may need to obtain proper licenses or pay royalties for using the song. Additionally, make sure that the file type is compatible for use with your device (such as .mp3, .m4a, or .wav). You may also want to preview and consider how long of a song you want to add.

Can I edit an existing song and use it in my iPhone video?

Yes, you can edit any existing music file before adding it to your iPhone video. However, make sure that you have the necessary permissions to do this.

This article was originally published on 1 May 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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