How to merge videos on iPhone without using iMovie

Thanks to iMovie, iPhone users can merge their favorite video clips into one great video to watch or share online. The app is one of the best editing tools for iOS and comes pre-installed on some Apple devices. However, if it’s not installed already, you can download it on App Store if your device runs iOS 15.3 or later or macOS 11.5.1 or later.

That said, what happens when iMovie isn’t available or freezes? Can you merge two videos on iPhone without using iMovie? How will you do it?

Well, if you have no idea and are also looking for answers to those questions, you’ve come to the right place. Read on as we take you through different ways to merge 2 videos on iPhone.

Like the iMovie app, several other apps can combine videos on iPhone. They are:

  • Videoshop
  • Filmorago

How to merge videos on iPhone using Videoshop

Videoshop is more than just an app for combining videos on iPhone. You can use it to merge videos, trim videos, apply slow-motion, and add music, among other interesting effects. Unfortunately, you have to pay for some of the custom features. The free trial only lasts 7 days, after which you have to pay $3.99 per month to continue using the app.

To get the app, go to App Store > Type Videoshop in the search bar > tap on the app and tap Get. Wait for it to download and install on your device.

Follow the guide below to use the app:

  • Launch Videoshop on your iPhone
  • Tap Import.
  • Tap Allow Access to All Photos or Select Photos if you’d like the app to access specific photos only.
  • Wait for the app to open your photos and videos.
  • Tap on two or more video clips that you want to merge.
  • They should be in the order that you want to merge them.
  • Tap Done in the top-right corner after you’ve selected the videos.
  • Tap Save in the top-right corner to save or share the merged videos.
  • Select the preferred app from the pop-up menu if you want to share the video with a family member or friends.
  • Tap on Save to Camera Roll at the bottom if you’d love to save the video to your Photos app.

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When you pay the monthly fee for Videoshop, you’ll get access to the following features:

  • Sound effects like audience noises, laughter, and a different ambiance.
  • Adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation.
  • Add voiceovers.
  • Add animated titles and filters, and use various transitions.
  • Rescale the video within the video frame. So, it makes it easy to combine two vertical videos.
  • Pin stickers to the video.
  • Create duplicate video clips.

How to merge videos on iPhone using Filmorago

Filmorago is a video editing iPhone app that will help you combine videos on iPhone for free. You can subscribe to the pro membership if you want to use its sophisticated features.

To download the app on your device, go to the App Store and search for Filmorago. Select the app, then tap Get. Wait for it to finish installing.

Follow this guide to use the app:

  • Open Filmorag on your iPhone.
  • Tap on New Project.
  • Tap on Allow Access to All Photos.
  • Tap on Select Photos if you want the app to access only specific photos or videos.
  • Tap on Video.
  • Select two or more video clips that you want to merge.
  • Tap the videos in the order you want to combine them.
  • Tap on Import.
  • Tap Export to save the new video.
  • Tap on Save Video to save it in your Photo app library.

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Some of the best video editing features on Filmorago include:

  • Trimming, splitting, duplicating, and merging video clips. You can avoid the trimming feature is you wish to combine the videos without cropping.
  • Rotating the videos to any degree.
  • Playing the video clips in reverse.
  • Adjusting the display’s brightness, contrast, saturation, vignette, temperature, and clarity.
  • Custom templates.
  • Music and sound effects.
  • Easy sharing on social media and messaging apps.


That’s it for how to merge videos on the iPhone camera roll. You can play around with all the available features and effects to produce stunning videos. If you get stuck, let us know in the comment section, and we’ll help you.

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