How to crop video on iPhone

Advanced video editing software is easy to find if you’re editing on the desktop. You can find free apps to edit videos or you can buy premium ones that offer a more intuitive editing experience and powerful features. Videos are edited on the desktop often but they’re recorded either on phones or cameras.

iPhone models have some of the best cameras on the market and a lot of video is recorded on them. It may not be the best device for editing videos given the size of the screen but basic editing like cropping and rotating a video on the device is still manageable.

Crop video on iPhone

You can crop videos on an iPhone via third-party apps, via iMovie, and from the stock Photos app.

1. Crop video in Photos

The stock Photos app on newer versions of iOS has an edit feature that extends to videos.

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the video you want to edit.
  3. Tap the Edit button at the top right.
  4. From the controls at the bottom, tap the crop/flip/adjust tool.
  5. Drag the corners to crop the video.
  6. Tap Done and the new video will save over the first one.
  7. You can undo the changes as long as the video is on your iPhone. If you remove the video, you won’t be able to undo the changes. It’s a good idea to duplicate the video before you edit it.

2. Crop video in iMovies

iMovie is free on all current iPhone models. If you don’t see it on your phone, you can download it from the App Store.

  1. Open iMovie and tap the plus button to create a new project.
  2. Select Movie.
  3. Select the video you want to crop from your camera roll and tap on Create Movie.
  4. Tap the video preview and use pinch to zoom to zoom in on the part of the video you want to keep. The part outside it will be cropped out.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Tap the Share button, and select ‘Save video’ from the context menu.
  7. Select the resolution you want to save the video in.

3. Crop video – Adobe Premiere Rush

This is a third-party video editing app by Adobe. It’s free but the free version has limitations. If you want a free app that isn’t iMovie but is still free, give Clips a try. It’s another Apple app.

  1. Open Adobe Premiere Rush and create a new project.
  2. Select media from the camera roll i.e., the video you want to crop.
  3. Swipe along the control bar at the bottom and tap the Transform tool.
  4. Use the Crop top, Crop Bottom, Crop Left, and Crop Right buttons to select how much you want to crop the video.

  1. For preset crop sizes, do not use the crop tool. Instead, tap the orientation icon on the controls bar (see screenshot), and use one of the presets to crop the video.

  1. Tap the share button to export the video.


Editing videos on iOS isn’t easy because of the size of the device not for the lack of apps. If you’re in a pinch, you will find apps that can perform basic to advanced editing. There’s really no shortage of them.

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How to use the Web Inspector on Safari for iOS

Websites aren’t always accessed from a desktop system. Mobile devices have browsers too and they are used to access websites just as often, if not more, than on desktops. In rare cases, popular websites will have a mobile app but most websites do not have one. That’s why a website needs to work somewhat reasonably on both desktop and mobile browsers. To make sure they do, websites need to be debugged during development on mobile web browsers which is where you run into problems since they do not have a console like desktop browsers.

Need to access the Console for mobile Chrome on Android? Check out our guide.

Web Inspector on Safari

If you’re debugging websites on Safari on iOS, you can use Safari’s built-in web inspector. The only restriction is that you need to have a Mac. The web console on mobile Safari is accessed via Safari on a Mac. Setting it up takes a while.

iCloud account

In order to use the web inspector on Safari, the iOS device and the Mac must be using the same iCloud account and set to sync Safari.


  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Go to Apple ID (take note of the ID that is in use).
  3. Select iCloud in the column on the left, and make sure Safari is enabled in the pane on the right.
  4. Open Safari.
  5. Click Safari in the menu bar and select Preferences.
  6. On Safari’s preferences, go to the Advanced tab.
  7. Enable the ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’.


  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your account at the top.
  3. Make sure the Apple ID that is used is the same that is being used on the Mac.
  4. Tap iCloud.
  5. Enable iCloud for Safari.
  6. Return to the main Settings app screen.
  7. Go to General and scroll to the bottom.
  8. Go to Reset>Reset Location & Privacy.

Enable Web Inspector

You’re now ready to connect the iOS device to your Mac.

  1. Using a data cable, connect the iPhone (or iPad) to the Mac.
  2. On your iPhone, you will see a prompt asking if the computer it’s been connected to should be trusted. Tap Trust, and enter the passcode to your device.
  3. Open Safari on the iPhone and visit the website you want to debug.
  4. On the Mac, open Safari and go to Develop. Your iPhone should show up in the sub-menu. Select it, and select the website that you want to debug. It will show up in the sub-menu.
  5. A new window will open with the web inspector.


In some cases, the above method may not work. This is a bug with macOS. The one thing that works in almost all cases is the fix below howeve, do the following AFTER you’ve followed the steps in the previous section.

  1. Disconnect the iPhone from the Mac.
  2. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
  3. Go to General>Reset>Reset Location & Privacy.
  4. On the iPhone, turn Off WiFi, turn On Bluetooth, and turn on Mobile Hotspot.
  5. Connect the iPhone to the Mac. Trust the computer when prompted to on the iPhone.
  6. Open Safari on the iPhone, and visit the website you want to debug.
  7. On the Mac, open Safari.
  8. Go to Develop>Your iPhone>Connect via Network.
  9. Next, go to Develop>Your iPhone>Select the website open in Safari on the iPhone.


Debugging a website in Safari for iOS can only be done with you have a Mac. You need to make sure that the version of Safari on iOS is the same as that on Mac. A good rule-of-thumb is to always run the latest stable version of iOS and macOS when you debug a website. This will ensure that the version of Safari is the same on both platforms.

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How to turn COVID-19 Exposure notifications On or Off on iPhone

iOS 13.5 was released a day ago and lots of people are referring to this update as the COVID-19 update since there are features in it that make the phone easier to use if you’re wearing a mask. The option to enter the passcode pops up much more quickly. It also brings the COVID-19 exposure logging API to the device. The feature is opt-in which means you don’t need to send information from your device (or receive it) if you don’t want to (image via United Nations COVID-19 Response).

COVID-19 Exposure Logging and Notifications

COVID-19 Exposure Logging was added to iOS 13.5. Make sure that you’re running this version or a later version of iOS. To disable the logging and the notifications, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Privacy>Health.
  3. At the top, you will see ‘COVID-19 Exposure Logging‘. Tap it.
  4. On the next screen, turn the feature On or Off. You should turn Bluetooth On if you want to enable the feature.

Limited availability

The COVID-19 Exposure Logging feature will appear on all devices that have upgraded to iOS 13.5 but it may not be available in all countries. If you go to enable the feature, and you see the ‘Not available in your region’ message, there isn’t anything you can do. The feature may become available in your region later but there are no promises on that.

What is Exposure Logging?

Exposure logging keeps track of people who have come in contact with other people. It collects this information quietly via Bluetooth and the data is not personally identifiable. Your device is assigned a random ID that is not associated with your Apple ID, your phone number, or any other personal information that you have on your device.

The information will be exchanged between other devices; they’re basically keeping a log of who was near whom. When a person records that they were infected with COVID-19, the people they have come in contact with are alerted to the fact. They do not receive any information about the person who was infected. Apple protects user’s privacy no matter what.

Once you know that you might have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you can choose to self-isolate and wait for symptoms to appear, or you can choose to get tested. If you’re not sure what to do, you can use Apple’s web tool to decide if you should get tested or not.

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iPhone Wallpaper Size + 30 Great Wallpapers to Use

The iPhone models on the market and in use today vary in screen size. Apple used to have just the one size for its flagship phones but the demand for a larger screen eventually won out and now, you will see quite the variation in the screen size. Even iPhone models that are no longer receiving iOS updates are still in use and they further add to the screen size variation you see.

Most iPhones will be able to zoom/adjust/scale images fairly well and use them as a wallpaper but it’s a good idea to find the right-sized image or get it as close as possible to the right size.

iPhone Wallpaper size

The wallpaper size for iPhone models currently in circulation are as below;

iPhone 11 Pro Max: 2688 x 1242

iPhone 11 Pro: 2436 x 1125

iPhone 11: 1436 x 3113

iPhone X/XS: 1125 x 2436

iPhone XS Max: 1242 x 2688

iPhone SE: 1334 x 750

iPhone XR: 1792 x 828

iPhone 8: 750 x 1334

iPhone 8 Plus: 1242 x 2208

iPhone Wallpapers

Here are 3o awesome wallpapers, all HD that you can use for your iOS device. They’re from Unsplash and the image dimensions should scale reasonably well for most recent devices. Download them from the links given after the image. The images shown here are for preview purposes only.

Save the image to your camera roll. To set it as the wallpaper, follow the steps below;

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Wallpaper.
  3. Tap ‘Choose a New Wallpaper‘.
  4. Select ‘All Photos‘ from the listed albums.
  5. Select the photo you want to use.
  6. Set the zoom and scale. You can pan around and bring any part of the image into the center.
  7. Tap Set.
  8. Choose to set the wallpaper for either the lock screen, or the home screen, or both.

Body of water

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Round white moon

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Sports court

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Orange and White

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Black and red

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Floral textile

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Coconut Leaf

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Time lapse of vehicle

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Five floors

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Floating ice on water

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Brown stones under water

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Crashing water

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Paint on potato starch

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Blue night

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Crystal clear iceberg

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Blue and yellow LED

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Close-up Sand

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Orange tulip bud

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Grey Mountain

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Green Wheat

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Mountain Waterfall

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How to group video chat with eight people on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has had group chats and video chats for quite a while but it’s only now increased the number of users you can have a group video chat with. Call it a response to the COVID-19 lockdown but the app has now doubled the number of people you can have a video chat with at once. It’s nothing new; lots of companies that have a chat client or are a messaging platform have been improving their features and Facebook has even launched a brand new app.

Here’s how you can video chat with up to eight people on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp video call requirements

This is a new feature and in order to use you must ensure the following;

  1. Everyone that is to be included in the eight-people video call is running the absolute latest version of WhatsApp.
  2. Add everyone to a group.
  3. The person initiating the call must have everyone in the group added as a contact. Group participants who are not contacts cannot be included in the eight-people video chat.

WhatsApp: Video Chat With Up to Eight People

In order to video chat with up to eight people follow the steps below;

  1. Create a group, add as many people as you want in it but remember only eight can participate in a group video chat.
  2. Open the group, tap the call button at the top right.
  3. A menu will open listing the participants in the group.
  4. Select seven. You’re the eighth participant in the video chat.
  5. Once the participants have been selected, you will see buttons at the top for starting a video or audio call. Tap the video call (camera) button to start the call.


If you’re unable to add a user to a video call, make sure they are running the latest version of WhatsApp. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of device restriction for the feature and it should be available on most devices. If a user is running the latest version of the app but has an older phone or is not running the latest version of the OS for their device, it might prevent them from using this feature.

If the app has recently been updated, try quitting it and opening it again. It’s also worth restarting your phone to get the feature to appear.

WhatsApp used to allow video chat with up to four people at once. It’s now doubled that number for both iOS and Android users to eight.

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