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How to Rotate A Video on iPhone/Android [Free Ways]

By FonePaw | Mar 02 , 2019

Sometimes, we take videos in wrong orientation on iPhone, iPad or Android phone. For example, you started taking a video in portrait orientation, but then it came out sideways. Or the other way around, you were intended to shoot the video in landscape mode but got a video in portrait orientation.

You can fix these sideways or upside-down videos on iPhone or Android by changing the orientation of the videos. Rotating videos on your phone are not as difficult as it sounds. There are free and easy-to-use tools to rotate videos on both Android and iOS systems. Let's go through them one by one.


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How to Rotate/Flip A Video on iPhone(Two Ways)

There are 2 tools you can use to turn a video sideways or upside-down on iPhone/iPad: one is to rotate videos with iMovie for iOS, the other is to download a video rotating app - Video Rotate And Flip.


Rotate A Video in iMovie
iMovie is a simple video editing app by Apple that can rotate, move or trim video clips in simple steps. iMovie can rotate a video in 90-degree clockwise or counterclockwise. You can get iMovie for free from the App Store.


  • Take the following steps to rotate a video with iMovie on the iPhone/iPad.
  • Make sure that you have iMovie installed on your device.
  • Open Photos app and select the video you want to rotate.
  • Tap Edit and select the three-dot icon on the bottom. Tap iMovie.
  • To rotate the video in iMovie, use two fingers to twist video to the right orientation.
  • When you are done, tap Save.


Rotate Video in iMovie


Flip A Video with Video Rotate App
Another way to rotate a video on iPhone and iPad is by using the app: Video Rotate And Flip. The app can rotate a video to your liking in one click and then save the rotated video as a new file. However, the app is for purchase and also from the reviews we have seen, the app is a storage hogger as it creates a new video every time it rotates a video.


  • Purchase Video Rotate And Flip from App Store.
  • Open the app and select the video with the wrong orientation from your Photos app.
  • There are three buttons: Rotate the video 90 degrees, flip the video vertically, flip the video horizontally. Tap one of the button to change the video to the right orientation.
  • Tap Save. The app will rotate the video and save it as a new video in the Photos app.


Video Rotate and Flip


How to Rotate/Flip A Video on Android

If you are using an Android device, you can rotate a video with Google Photos app.


  •  Install Google Photos on your Android phone.
  • Select the video that needs to be rotated from Google Photos.
  • Tap the Edit button and select Rotate, which will rotate the video to 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
  • To change the orientation further, tap Rotate again.
  • Tap Save to save the change.


Rotate Video via Google Photo


If you find these tools helpful in rotating videos on iPhone/Android, share them with your friends.

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