How to Recover Trimmed Videos on iPhone

Trimmed videos, like most videos on the iPhone are likely to be lost either through accidental deletion of after tinkering with your iPhone. It is a big inconvenience when you lose videos you've spent so much time trimming and editing. Although recovering using iTunes is an option, all the data on your iPhone will be deleted; you'll also need to have backed up the video. All is not lost, this article explains all there is to know about how to recover trimmed video on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5.

Part 1. Can You Restore a Trimmed Videos on iPhone?

I was trimming a 14-minute-long video so that I could email it easier and I accidentally saved it to the original video instead of saving it as a new clip. now I don't know how to get back my original video. Can I undo a trimmed video on iPhone?"

Yes, if you trimmed the video using Photo apps on your iPhone, you can through to find the original video to trimmed again, or any frames you delete from the video are gone forever. but if you had backed up the original video before trimming it, you are being able to get it back from your backup file.

Part 2. How to Restore Trimmed Videos on iPhone from iTunes Backup?

Want to know how to recover trimmed video on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5? We recommend using Tenorshare UltData, a great tool that allows users to restore trimmed videos using iTunes backup. The main advantages of using Tenorshare UltData include:

  • Preview and selectively recover videos.
  • Recover without losing or erasing data.
  • To recover trimmed videos using Tenorshare UltData from iTunes Backup, follow the procedure below.

  • Download, install and run Tenorshare UltData for Mac or PC.

  • Click Recover from iTunes Backup File, select the most appropriate file and click Start Scan.

    import backup
  • Preview the videos you wish to recover and select them and click Recover.

    recover trimmed video on iphone

Part 3. How to Retrieve Trimmed iPhone Videos from iCloud Backup without Restoring Device

Similarly, you can selectively recover trimmed video iPhone using iCloud backup without restoring their device by following the procedure below.

  • Download UltData - iOS on your computer or Mac, then select Recover from iCloud Backup File.

  • Enter your Apple ID and password to enter your iCloud account.

    sign in icloud account
  • Then UltData will detect the data you'v backed up before, then select the backup file and click Next.

    choose backup file to recover
  • Click Start Scan to scan the backup, preview and select the videos then click Recover.

    recover trimmed video from icloud backup

Extra Tip: How to Trim Video on iPhone?

If you have recorded a nice video and wish to give it a better look or want to remove some of the unwanted portions, you can easily do it with the built-in video trimming tool in Photos app on your iPhone.

  • Open Photos app on your iPhone and tap on the video you wish to edit. Then, tap on edit button at the top right of the screen. It looks like three horizontal lines or sliders.

    trim iphone video
  • Tap and hold on the left or right side of the timeline. Drag the anchor left or right to trim.

  • Tap and hold an anchor to expand the timeline for more precise editing.

    how to trim iphone video
  • Finally, tap Done on the bottom right of the screen and tap on Save as New Clip or Trim Original to replace the original clip.


Recovering trimmed videos on iPhone is a simple and straight-forward process that can be undertaken using any of the methods detailed above. Tenorshare UltData allows you to preview and selectively recover lost or deleted trimmed videos.

  Updated on 2020-01-18 / Update for  iPhone Recovery

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