Videos have become an essential part of our daily lives. Whether it’s a funny clip on social media or a recording of a family event, we all have videos that we enjoy watching. However, there may be times when you want to speed up a video on your iPhone to save time. For example, you may want to watch a long lecture or tutorial in a shorter amount of time, or you may want to quickly review footage that you have shot for a project. In this blog post, we will explore several ways to speed up videos on an iPhone more than 2X, so you can watch them faster and save time.
Why You Need to Speed Up Videos on iPhone
There are several reasons why you may want to speed up videos on your iPhone:
- You can watch long lectures or tutorials in a shorter amount of time.
- You can review footage that you have shot for a project more quickly.
- You can save time when watching videos that are not important or relevant.
- You can reduce the size of a video file by speeding it up, which can be useful when sharing or uploading videos.
Now let’s explore several methods to speed up videos on your iPhone.
Method 1: Using the iOS Photos App
The first method to speed up videos on iPhone is to use the native Photos app. This method is simple and doesn’t require any additional software. Follow the steps below to speed up a video using the Photos app:
- Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
- Select the video you want to speed up.
- Tap on the “Edit” button in the upper right-hand corner.
- Tap on the “Speed” button.
- Select one of the speed options: 2x, 4x, or 8x.
- Tap “Done” and then tap “Save” to save the sped-up video.
- Simple and quick to use.
- No additional software required.
- Only three speed options are available.
- The video quality may be reduced if speeded up too much.
Method 2: Using a Third-Party Video Editing App
Another method to speed up videos on an iPhone is to use a third-party video editing app. There are many video editing apps available in the App Store that offer various features, including the ability to speed up videos. One of the popular apps is Adobe Premiere Rush. Follow the steps below to speed up a video using Adobe Premiere Rush:
- Download and install the Adobe Premiere Rush app from the App Store.
- Open the app and create a new project.
- Add the video you want to speed up to the project.
- Tap on the video and select “Adjust Speed” from the options.
- Use the slider to select the speed you want.
- Tap “Done” and then tap “Export” to save the sped-up video.
- Many video editing apps offer more speed options and additional editing features.
- You can control the video speed more precisely.
- Some video editing apps may be expensive or require a subscription.
- You may need to spend time learning how to use the app.
Method 3: Using a Video Converter on a Computer
If you have a video on your iPhone that you want to speed up more than 8x, you may need to use a video converter on a computer. A video converter can change the frame rate of the video, which can be useful when you want to speed up a video significantly. Follow the steps below to use a video converter on a computer to speed up a video on your iPhone:
- Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
- Click on the iPhone icon and then click on “Movies”.
- Select the video you want to speed up and click on “Export”.
- Save the video on your computer.
- Download and install a video converter on your computer. Handbrake is a popular free video converter.
- Open Handbrake and select the video file you exported from iTunes.
- Go to the “Video” tab, and change the “Framerate” to a higher number.
- Click on “Start” to convert the video with the new frame rate.
- Add the converted video to your iPhone using iTunes.
- Open the Photos app and speed up the video using the “Speed” button, as shown in Method 1.
- You can speed up a video more than 8x.
- You can control the video quality and frame rate more precisely.
- You need a computer and a video converter.
- The process is more time-consuming and may require technical knowledge.
What to Do If You Can’t Speed Up Videos on iPhone
If you can’t speed up videos on your iPhone using the methods discussed above, there may be a few fixes you can try:
- Make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest version of iOS.
- Free up storage space on your iPhone, as lack of storage can slow down your device and affect its performance.
- Restart your iPhone, as this may solve any software issues that are causing the problem.
If you want to speed up a video on your iPhone temporarily, you can use the built-in playback speed controls in the Control Center:
- Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open the Control Center.
- Tap on the “Play” button to start playing the video in the “Videos” app.
- Swipe up again to reveal the playback speed controls.
- Adjust the speed using the slider.
- Swipe down to hide the Control Center.
Q: Can I slow down a video on my iPhone?
A: Yes, you can also slow down a video on your iPhone using the same methods discussed above, but instead of selecting a higher speed, you would select a lower speed.
Q: Is it possible to speed up a video without changing the pitch of the audio?
A: It depends on the method you use. Some video editing apps offer the option to maintain the pitch of the audio while speeding up the video.
Q: Will speeding up a video reduce its quality?
A: Yes, if you speed up a video too much, it can reduce its quality and make it look choppy or pixelated.
Q: Can I speed up a video on an older iPhone?
A: Yes, you can speed up a video on an older iPhone as long as it is running iOS 13 or higher.
Q: How can I undo the changes if I don’t like the sped-up video?
A: If you use the Photos app to speed up a video, you can tap on “Revert” to undo the changes and restore the original video.
Speeding up videos on an iPhone is a convenient way to save time and watch more video content in a shorter amount of time. The three methods we discussed in this blog post – using the Photos app, a third-party video editing app, or a video converter on a computer – offer different options depending on your needs and preferences. It’s important to keep in mind that speeding up a video too much can reduce its quality, so it’s best to experiment with different speeds and methods to find the best balance between speed and quality.