How to Separate Audio from Video with iMovie on iPhone & iPad

If you're using an Apple iPad or an iPhone, you can remove the audio track from a video. Perhaps there's too much background noise, an undesirable discussion, or music playing in the video that you'd like to remove.

Perhaps you added background music that you no longer want, or perhaps you simply want to silence a video clip before sharing it online. In any case, iMovie for iOS and iPadOS makes it simple to remove audio from a video clip.

More complex video editing abilities are accessible in iMovie than in the basic integrated Photos app. This makes iMovie ideal for more advanced video editing tasks like deleting audio from clips, replacing the audio with music, adding a voice-over, and so on. Apple's iMovie program is strong, but it's also a terrific tool for beginners, and it's available for free on the App Store.

So, if you're looking to use iMovie to satisfy some more advanced video editing needs, we're here to assist you. Let's look at how to remove the audio track from a film using iMovie on your iPhone or iPad in this scenario.

How to Remove a Video's Audio on iPhone & iPad Using iMovie

Because iMovie does not come pre-installed on iOS devices, you must first download the most recent version from the App Store. Once you've finished, carefully follow the steps below.

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the "iMovie" app.
  • To begin a new video editing project within the app, tap "Create Project."
  • When you're asked what type of project you wish to make, select "Movie."
  • This will bring up your Photos folder. Now go through your videos and choose the one you want to use in your project. When you've finished making your selections, go to the bottom of the menu and click "Create Movie."
  • Your chosen video will be added to the iMovie timeline. To access more options, tap on the clip on your timeline to select it.
  • You'll be able to use some video editing software as a result of this. The volume slider is located at the bottom of the page. Simply tap the Volume icon to mute or eliminate the sounds. Alternatively, if you simply want to lower the volume, set the slider accordingly.
  • The volume symbol will now change to show that the audio is muted. To save your creation, touch on "Done" in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • You may export your project at this point. Tap the "share" icon at the bottom.
  • The iOS share sheet will appear as a result of this action. To save the final video clip without audio in the Photos app, select "Save Video."

That is all there is to it. It's not difficult to remove the background audio from a video clip if you know how to.

When exporting the completed video, keep in mind that iMovie must be open in the foreground. Exporting can take seconds, minutes, or even hours, depending on the length and quality of the video.

You might even be interested in learning how to replace the audio in a video by adding background music in iMovie now that you've removed the audio. You may also use this way to add voice-overs directly from your iPhone.