Starting with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating systems have received a powerful video editing toolkit, the Photo app. In iOS 12 and earlier, most of the editing tools are for images, but in iOS 13, the scope is significantly expanded. Now even a novice can edit the shot video quite professionally before sharing it.

In this article I will tell you how to add video filters to videos using an iPhone or iPad. Of course, depending on the type of video being edited, it may even be possible to abandon third-party editors that you used previously.

Read more: How to Crop a Video on iPhone?

Filters and for Video on iOS 13 and iPadOS13

In previous versions of iOS, working with videos required a specialized program with the extension for Photo – iMovie, Infltr, etc. Now all this is in the past – video on the iPhone and iPad can be edited “out of the box”, i.e. right in the Apple photo app. The same tools are available for working with videos as for photo processing. Now you can apply system effects to the video, rotate and crop the video.

To start using the new video editing tools in iOS 13, do next:

  • In the “Photos” select the video you want to make changes;
  • Then click the “Edit” button in the upper right corner;
How to Add Filters to Videos on iPhone or iPad?
  • Now you can embellish your video a little to your liking using one of nine filters. They are different from those in the iMovie extension;
  • To go to the filters, on the toolbar, click on the icon in the form of three intersecting circles;
How to Add Filters to Videos on iPhone or iPad?
  • For each filter, a series of thumbnails will appear, which you can scroll through in a cycle by scrolling. Each thumbnail creates a quick preview of how the current frame of the video will look after applying the effect;
How to Add Filters to Videos on iPhone or iPad?
  • After making changes using any of the tools listed below, click the yellow Done button to save the result. The white Cancel button will delete all unsaved changes.
How to Add Filters to Videos on iPhone or iPad?


That’s all, now you can “colorize” the video on iPhone on the go and for this of course you will not need other equipment or paid applications.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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