10 Creative Uses For The Clips App On Your iPhone

The Clips App from Apple is an often-overlooked free creative tool that you can use to build images and videos to share with others. Here are 10 ideas for you to try that use the tools in the Clips app.

Comments: 26 Responses to “10 Creative Uses For The Clips App On Your iPhone”

    Keith Flanagan
    5 months ago

    Gary,
    Thanks for this video. I have had the clips app on my phone for a while but never really knew what I could do with it.

    Will
    5 months ago

    Good stuff and thanks: I look forward to using it.

    Bob R
    5 months ago

    My new SE doesn’t have “scenes” as an option. Am I missing something?

    Bob R
    5 months ago

    Little web search reveals “scenes” only on iPhone X. I can live without.

    5 months ago

    Bob: Probably depends on which cameras you have on your iPhone.

    Tom Gonser
    5 months ago

    Gary — Clips sounds great, but does not show up with App Store search….

    5 months ago

    Tom: If you search for “Clips” it should be the first or second result. Here is a direct link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clips/id1212699939

    michael dowling
    5 months ago

    great ideas on this clips app.never used till now!just one question. is it possible to change from square to 16: 9 to fit on my tv.

    thanks gary

    5 months ago

    Michael: Well, you can. But You’ll need to choose whether to crop so it only shows the middle 16:9 box of your 1:1 video, or to show a square in the middle of the 16:9. You would do either just in iMovie.

    Ron
    5 months ago

    Thank you for this one, Gary; it was enlightening and useful both!

    Lorenz Rychner
    5 months ago

    Gary, I realize that my iPhone 5s can’t run Clips, but why is it that my iPad Mini 4 running OS 13.4.1 runs Clips without the Scenes feature? It’s just not there – only Camera, Library, and Posters sit below the image area. It isn’t hiding elswhere, either – no Scenes, period. Any clue?

    4 months ago

    Lorenz: Probably because your iPad doesn’t have the extra TrueDepth camera that the later iPhone models do.

    Greg Nelson
    4 months ago

    Thanks Gary. One question, how do you delete the clips?

    4 months ago

    Greg: Do you mean the individual parts of something you are building? You can just tap and drag one up and away. If you mean an entire clips project, you can do that when viewing your projects list, selecting a project and tapping the … button.

    Dr Nishith Chandra
    4 months ago

    Thanks Gary, Immensely helpful I can use clips for my medical profession. Very illustrative.

    Susan
    4 months ago

    Is there a time or space limit with clips

    4 months ago

    Susan: Try recording for a while and see if it cuts you off. I’d imagine the limit is how much memory you have. And remember if you plan on uploading to a service, that service may have a length limit too, like Instagram I think is 60 seconds.

    Susan
    4 months ago

    I was trying to share tne clip video it said it was too long 😩so I suppose I should no but it in iMovie didn’t want the extra step. Thank you

    4 months ago

    Susan: If the limitation is with the service you are sharing it to, like Instagram, then it doesn’t matter where you edit the video.

    Susan
    4 months ago

    I was texting it to myself for fun from ipad to iPhone even though I didn’t need to
    No service yet would love to Post it on line privately
    Suggestions

    4 months ago

    Susan: So in that case the “service” you were using to share the video was iMessage. There is a limit, I think around 3.5 minutes, to the length of videos you can share over iMessage. A much better way to share something from your iPad to your iPhone is to use AirDrop. AirDrop goes right from one device to the other. Sending via iMessage means it uploads it to the Internet from one device and then downloads it to your other device — so the long way around, in other words.

    Susan
    4 months ago

    Thank you sir drop is not showing up suggestions
    Also Vimeo how much room?

    4 months ago

    Susan: How about just saving it then, but to your iCloud Drive. Then grab it from the iCloud Drive (Files app) on your other device? Vimeo shouldn’t have a limit as that is a pro video sharing service, not social media.

    Susan
    4 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestions I’ll keep you posted 🙏

    Susan
    4 months ago

    Can you add multiple songs from
    Your library ?
    Thank you. That might be a problem posting as well copyright

    4 months ago

    Susan: Looks like just one song per clip.

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