Sometimes, when we capture a video on our phone, we may forget to hold the phone in the correct orientation. Rotating the video allows us to correct the orientation so that it displays correctly when played back. Sometimes, a particular orientation or angle may look more aesthetically pleasing than others. On iPhone, you can directly edit and rotate a video using the Photos app without the need for any third-party video editors.
Duplicate video before rotating
It is strongly recommended that you backup a file before editing. That way if you directly modified the original video file in the photo library and made a mistake, you can revert to your saved copy.
Open the Photos app on your iPhone and find the video that you want to rotate. Tap on the video to open it, then tap on the More menu button, which looks like an ellipsis in a circle, in the top-right corner of the screen. Then choose Duplicate from the drop-down menu to create a copy of the original video in your photo library.
Rotate a video on iPhone
Open the Photos app on your iPhone and find the video that you want to rotate. Tap on the video to open it, then tap on the Edit button in the top-right corner of the screen. After that, you will see a row of editing tools on the bottom.
Tap on the Crop and Rotate button, which looks like a square with two arrows circling it. Tap on the Rotate button, which looks like a square with an arrow circling it, to rotate the video counterclockwise 90 degrees, repeat the steps to rotate 180 or 270 degrees. You can also use the slider at the bottom of the screen to fine-tune the rotation to the desired orientation.
Tap on the Recorder icon at the bottom to preview the video before saving. When you are satisfied with the rotation, tap on the Done button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to save the rotated video.