3 Ways to Recover Trimmed Video on iPhone Easily

Q:"I took a video on my iPhone and went to make a clip of it since it was about 8 minutes long. When I selected done, I accidentally hit 'trim original' instead of 'save as new clip' and made it 44 seconds. I'm really upset about this because the full video is important to me and a happy memory. Is there ANYTHING I can do to restore the full video or revert this edit? Thank you in advance!" - Duck from Reddit

Some iPhone users are no strangers to the built-in photo editor and often use it to edit videos or images. However, like Duck, the mistaken operation happens occasionally. You may have a quick tap on "Trim Original" option to overwrite the original video. Only later do you realize the importance of the untrimmed one. Don't let yourself get depressed. Good news is that you can know how to recover trimmed video on iPhone as long as you have backed up to iTunes or iCloud before. If not, additionally learn how to revert video back to original on iPhone.

Professional Trimmed Video Recovery - Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

Thankfully, there are all types of tools designed to recover trimmed videos from iPhone. Among them, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery is a good choice. It has ability to get trimmed videos off both common and encrypted iTunes/iCloud backups. More than that, it satisfies you with great compatibility to iOS 13 and iPhone 11 Pro/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s/6 Plus/5/5s/4. It also comes with following key functions:

Decrypt and preview data in real time

Support 20+ data files: videos, photos, WhatsApp, notes, Safari, etc.

Selectively restore videos at your disposal

Three modes to recover deleted videos on iPhone with high success rate

Work as a medium to protect data from being damaged or overwritten

Part 1. How to Recover Trimmed Video on iPhone with iTunes Backup

This is an easy guide to retrieve trimmed videos from iPhone using iTunes backup. You can check out how it operates.

  • Step 1 Launch Joyoshare to set mode

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    Choose the correct version (Windows or Mac) to download Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Simply get it run and select "Recover from iTunes" mode to detect all local iTunes backups.

  • Step 2 Scan trimmed videos from iTunes backup

    scan itunes backup trimmed videos

    Have a close look at the list to choose one iTunes backup that contains your trimmed iPhone videos. Afterward, click its gear "Setting" icon gear icon to tick "Photos", "App Videos", "App Photos", etc. Next press the "Scan" button to fetch files.

  • Step 3 Save trimmed videos to computer

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    After scan, you can go to preview all items in related categories. Figure out which video is desired and "Recover" to computer.

Part 2. How to Restore Trimmed Video on iPhone with iCloud Backup

Availably, you can give your iCloud backups a try to find the trimmed videos from iPhone. There are also only three steps to do as below:

  • Step 1 Enter iCloud account

    enter icloud iphone win

    Run the downloaded program on computer, set "Recover from iCloud" mode and input your Apple ID & password to finish login.

  • Step 2 Download iCloud backup to scan

    scan trimmed videos icloud backup

    All iCloud backups, similarly, will be listed in your sight. "Download" the most possible one you need and use its gear icon to confirm data types, such as "App Videos", "Photos", etc. Then directly start "Scan".

  • Step 3 Preview and recover trimmed videos

    recover trimmed videos from icloud

    If you would like to get all synced original videos back, you can select all to recover. Or you can have a detailed preview to only choose what you want and complete "Recover" process.

Part 3. How to Revert a Video on iPhone If It's Trimmed

Happily, a lot of enthusiastic iPhone users give a same practical solution on forums and communities. That is the "Revert to Original" option on "Photos" app. Now you can learn more as follows if you even have no backups.

revert to original iphone video

Step 1: Open "Photos" app on iPhone;

Step 2: Choose the video you have trimmed and tap on the "Edit" button on the top right corner;

Step 3: Click "Revert" and confirm "Revert to Original" to remove all edits done on this video.

Please note that some users also reported no "Revert to Original" option in "Photos" app. It is likely that you have not edited the original video but applied "Save As New Clip" option. In this situation, you will have to find the original video by yourself to get it back.


1: Make a backup or copy before you trim a video. As we all know, data, especially important and valuable, is at risk of being lost at any time. It's necessary to make data backup in advance to avoid irrevocable mistakes and operations, like "Trim Original" for a video.

2: To restore from iTunes backup using Joyoshare tool above, remember to enable "Prevent iPhone from auto-syncing" in iTunes or Finder > Reference. By doing it, iTunes will be disabled to sync your iPhone automatically.

3: Sign in your iCloud account online or on a computer to restore an untrimmed video from iCloud in case there is no network connection or poor network, which syncs no change of your trimmed video to iCloud. So, enable Airplane mode to close the Internet and log in iCloud to recover.


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