Add music to video on iPhone

I have recorded some screen video on iPhone using the built-in screen recording tool in iOS. It is muted without background sound and I need to add a song from my music library to the recorded video on iPhone. Is there any simple app can do this job? In this quick guide, we will show you how to add music, songs, voice over, audios, sound recordings to videos on iPhone iPad using Videoshop video editor app, the easiest way to edit videos on iOS devices.

Add music to video on iPhone using Videoshop

Start the video editor app on your iPhone, you will be prompted to record a new video or import an existing video. Choose the later option, browse to your Camera Roll or Photo Library to load an existing video clip to the media editor for iPhone.

edit video using videoshop video editor on iphone

Touch the Edit icon, then you can choose VOICE to record a voice-over and add it to the video. If you like to add your favorite music track, songs, special sound effects, other audio or sounds, choose SOUND to select and add audio, music, sound from your music library, the built-in sounds and tracks library.

add sound effects, music songs, audio to video on iphone using videoshop

Optionally you can trim the song or sound, select the start and stop time, add fade-in and fade-out effects, adjust volume of the music in the video, mute the original background sound of the video, etc.

Tap Next button to proceed and follow onscreen tips to save the video to your Photos library, send it to a new email, publish to Vimeo, Youtube, Instagram, upload to Dropbox, share via Messenger, WhatsApp and so on.

Voice over videos on iPhone

In the video editor, select Voice to start recording any sound or voice and directly import it to your video. For existing voice recordings, you will need to convert the iPhone voice memos to MP3 before you can use them as the background sound of your iPhone video.

Importing music from computer to iPhone

If you have saved music on computer, such as MP3, M4A files, you can sync them to iPhone using iTunes or other third party iOS file transfer apps, then choose IPOD in the Videoshop app to add the MP3 to your video.

Add sound effects & audio tracks from computer to iPhone

You can remove the existing sound from your video and replace it with a song from your own music library on iPhone or computer. Other than that, you can also choose various sound effects, audios from the built-in sound effects and music library. Choose Sound >> Sounds you will see a category of all kinds of built-in sound effects as shown in this screenshot.

sound effects in videoshop video editor on iphone

To add extra audio, music track, tap Sound >> Tracks to find out more.

audio tracks of videoshop video editor for iphone

4 thoughts on “Add music to video on iPhone”

  1. I’m trying to insert a song from my iPhone iTunes library but keep getting “apple music or DRM-protected songs are not compatible. Please use songs from iTunes music (or other downloaded mp3s) and try again”

    Is there a way around this?

    Thanks for any help

    1. if the music is DRM-protected (Digital Rights Management) or not downloaded onto your storage, it may not work. you need to save a copy of the music on your local storage before you can import it to the editor apps.

      as far as i know, no easy way to get around this. Apple Music tracks are DRM protected. This means that you cannot freely transfer songs sourced from Apple Music to a PC, even if the songs are downloaded for offline use on your iPhone. a workaround is to record the music. for example, you can record the music from iPhone using your computer, then import the recorded file from computer to iphone. however the audio quality may suffer during the recording process.

    1. when you try to add a music song to your video using above Video editor app, you will have the options to trim the song or sound, select the start and stop time, add fade-in and fade-out effects, etc. you can also drag the audio clip below the video frame view to choose where to start the audio instead of starting the audio playback from the first beginning.

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