2 Quick Ways to Mirror/Flip a Video on iPhone Easily

Want to mirror a video because of wrong orientation when capturing video or simply want to flip a video clip for fun on your iPhone? You might take it for granted that you can mirror a video on iPhone with ease, but there is no way to mirror or flip the videos within the pre-installed Photos app.

The video mirror effect is not only used to make text in the video readable, but also able to improve the video aesthetic. In the article, you can learn two simple methods to mirror or flip your iPhone videos with the original video quality within few clicks.

How to Flip a Video on iPhone

Part 1: How to Flip Video on iPhone with iMovie

Apart from rotating a video on iPhone within the default Photos app, iMovie for iOS is the another one method to flip or mirror video on iPhone. The app only provides the basic editing features. Moreover, it should be difficult for you to edit the videos on iPhone. Just learn more about the detailed procedure of mirroring a video in iMovie on iPhone as below.

Step 1Launch iMovie app on iPhone. You can go to the "Create Project" > "Movie" > "Create Movie" to create a new project. Tap the "Plus" icon to add the video that you want to mirror in iMovie from your Camera Roll.

Create Project iMovie

Step 2Place two fingers on the video and twist the video image to the right or left until you get the right orientation. After you flip the video on iPhone within iMovie, tap the "Done" button at the upper left corner to confirm.

Flip Video iMovie

Step 3Press the "Share" icon and then save the flipped video to your iPhone Camera Roll. Moreover, you can share the files to Facebook, YouTube, iCloud and more other applications.

Note : The iMovie for iOS app is only a simple method to flip and mirror a video on iPhone with your fingers. The shortcoming is that iMovie cannot apply the effect accurately. In result, your video maybe distorted. Moreover, iMovie is not a good way to process long videos. It may lead to your iPhone freezing or unresponsive.

Part 2: How to Flip Video on iPhone on Computer

Editing iPhone videos on computer enables you more storage capacity and larger screen. In the method, you can edit the desired videos easily. To flip an iPhone video on computer, you should transfer the video to your computer, then mirror the iPhone video with a video editor.

How to Transfer iPhone Videos to Computer

Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer is able to copy the videos from iPhone to computer, iTunes and other iOS devices within the original quality. Moreover, you can also manage the videos, photos and other files in iPhone easily.

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Step 1Install iPhone video transfer

Launch iPhone Transfer after you installed the program on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. The program is able to detect the connected iPhone automatically.

Open the iPhone Transfer

Step 2Preview video files on iPhone

Go to the "Video" tab that you can get access to all video files on your iPhone. Preview and select the desired videos from iPhone you want to mirror, then check the boxes next to the videos.

Choose files and export them

Step 3Transfer videos from iPhone to computer

Click the "Export to" menu and choose "Export to PC". On the popup Explorer window, set the destination folder to store the iPhone videos. The program is able to transfer the videos in no time.

Select the folder to save files

How to Flip iPhone Videos on Computer

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Step 1Import transferred videos from iPhone

Download and install the iPhone video editor, open the program on your computer and click the "Add File" button to import all the transferred iPhone videos need to mirror.

Add video audio file

Step 2Flip and mirror an iPhone video

Click the "Edit" menu on the top ribbon to open the video editor window. Then go to the "Rotate" tab and choose "Horizontal flip" or "Vertical flip" to mirror the iPhone video to the right orientation. Click the "Apply" button to confirm.

Rotate 90 clockwise

Step 3Export flipped videos for iPhone

Click and unfold the "Profile" dropdown list, choose the desired iPhone model. Then set the destination folder and click the "Convert" button. You can sync the mirrored iPhone videos back to iPhone.


This article shares two simple methods to mirror and flip a video on iPhone. You can only use two fingers to rotate and flip the iPhone videos within iMovie for iOS. If you need to mirror multiple video files, or even edit the videos, you should use some professional programs to help you out.

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