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How To Add a Song to a Video on iPhone

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Everyone loves mixing music and video to create excellent content. With the advancement of technology and more editing tools, options have been presented in the past years. Thanks to Apple, adding a song to a video on iPhone is possible without using any third-party app.

Quick Answer

You can add a song to a video on your iPhone by using the iMovie app with a collection of soundtracks that can fit in your video length. Create a new project by selecting your video and tapping the Add Media (+) icon to add background music to it. 

Music to a video will make it ten times more fun, and there are many different ways to do this on your iPhone. 

Therefore, we have written a comprehensive guide on adding a song to a video on iPhone to help you create good and engaging content.

What Is iMovie on iPhone?

iMovie is an app that allows you to make short movies with your iPhone. You can use photos and video clips to create a movie of your own and add effects, music, and sound. You can also share it on social media with friends and family.

One of the best features of this app is that it supports third-party music libraries such as SoundCloud or Spotify Premium accounts, so you do not have to worry about copyright issues while adding music to your videos.

Adding A Song to A Video On iPhone

Music and videos are the best methods to increase the engagement of your content. Adding a song to your video is easy with multiple third-party apps available. Fortunately, iPhone allows you to do it without using these apps.

Our step-by-step instructions will help you add a song to your video on your iPhone, enabling you to create exciting content using only a mobile phone.

So without any delay, here are the 3 methods for how to add a song to a video on iPhone.

Method #1: Adding A Song to A Video Using iMovie on iPhone

You can add music, titles, and transitions to your videos to make them more professional looking on your iPhone using iMovie in the following way:

  1. Open the “iMovie” app and tap on “Create Project”.
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  2. Next, choose “Movie” from the two options, and “Camera Roll” will open.
  3. Select the video(s) you wish to edit and tap “Create Video” on the bottom.
  4. Press the “Add Media” (+) button on the editor screen and select “Audio”.
  5. A list of choices will appear; tap on “Songs” and select the music you want to add to the video.
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  6. Adjust it to the video’s timeline accordingly and tap “Done” to save the video.
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Note

If you do not have the iMovie app already, you can easily download and install it from the App Store. To do so, open it and search iMovie. Now tap the Get button to begin downloading. Once downloaded, it is automatically installed on your iPhone.

You can also use third-party apps to add music to your video on your iPhone. 

Method #2: Add A Song to A Video from My Music on the iPhone

If you want to add a song that is synced from iTunes to a video on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “iMovie” app, tap on “Create Project”, and select “Movie” from the options.
  2. Next, select the video you want to edit from the “Camera Roll” and tap on “Create Video”.
  3. Now tap on the “Add Media” (+) button and select “Audio” > “My Music”.
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  4. Select the song you want to add and tap the plus (+) button
  5. Next, iMovie will automatically sync the music to the video length, and you can press the “Done” button to save the video. 
Note

You can add multiple songs to a video. However, iMovie will automatically arrange those songs to the length of the video and play one music at a time. Besides, you can also adjust the length manually.

Method #3: Adding Music to The Video From iCloud Using iMovie

You can add the saved songs on your iCloud to the videos on your iPhone by using the iMovie app. To do this:

  1. Open the “iMovie” app, tap on “Create Project”, and select “Movie” from the options.
  2. Next, select the video you want to edit from the “Camera Roll” and tap “Create Video”.
  3. Now tap on the “Add Media” (+) button and select “Audio” > “iCloud Drive”.
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  4. Navigate to the folder where you have saved the music file and tap the plus (+) button beside the song you want to add.
  5. Now, iMovie will automatically sync the song to the video length, and you can press the “Done” button to save the video. 
Note

Some songs on your iCloud Drive may seem unavailable, but you can use them by downloading them via iTunes or Music app. However, if a song is still missing, you cannot use it on iMovie anyway due to many reasons, like copyright issues.

Summary

In this guide about adding a song to a video on iPhone, we briefly explained the built-in iMovie app. We’ve also discussed three tried and tested methods to add the music of your choice to your videos on your device. 

We hope you can now edit and mix songs to your video on iPhone and create compelling content.

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