With a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favourite moments, create beautiful movies and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it’s fast and fun to make every video more memorable — directly in the Photos app.

Browse and share your videos
• Enjoy all your videos in the full-screen Video browser
• Quickly share a clip or a portion of a clip
• Mark favourite moments to easily find them later

Make Hollywood-style trailers
• Choose from 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world’s top film composers
• Customise movie studio logos, cast names and credits
• Select the best videos and photos for your trailer with the help of animated drop zones
• Record video for your trailer directly in iMovie

Create beautiful movies
• Use 3D Touch to quickly start a new project from the Home Screen or Peek at a movie from the Projects browser
• Choose from 8 unique themes with matching titles, transitions and music
• Give your movie the perfect look with 10 Apple-designed video filters
• Enhance your movie with slow-motion, fast-forward, picture-in-picture and split-screen effects*
• Create a soundtrack using built-in music and sound effects, songs from your music library and your own narration
• Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly

iMovie everywhere
•Use the iMovie extension to enhance video clips right in the Photos app
• Easily transfer projects between your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using AirDrop or iCloud Drive
• Send any project to your computer via AirDrop or iCloud Drive to finish editing with iMovie for Mac
• Share your finished movies and trailers to iMovie Theater and watch them on all your devices with iCloud, including Apple TV*****

Share with friends and family
• Send videos with Mail and Messages
• Save to your photo library or share to YouTube in 4K or 1080p60**
• Share directly to Facebook and Vimeo
• Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive
• Share videos and iMovie project files with AirDrop***
• Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream video to your HDTV with Apple TV****

*2x speed-up is available on iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and later devices.

**4K support is available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro and later devices..

***AirDrop requires an iCloud account and is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation) and later devices.

****AirPlay requires Apple TV (2nd generation) or later.

***** To view iMovie Theater on Apple TV (4th Generation) or later, you must download the iMovie Theater app from the App Store.

What's New

Version 2.2.5

• Updated for Super Retina display on iPhone X
• Adopts Metal for graphics processing
• Improves localisation for Simplified Chinese
• Improves overall stability

This version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
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Editors' Notes

Create beautiful movies

Handy but unreliable

Nickname is taken.......

I’m writing this review immediately after iMovie for iOS has just corrupted my 5 minute timeline for the third time. I had been attempting to prove to a friend that they could leave their Mac at home and produce basic travel videos on their phone. This now seems to be a fantasy, purely due to a few crippling bugs.

The good:
- Performance is great, even when editing 4K60 files.
- It has most of the elementary features you’d expect to produce a competent home movie.

The bad
- Touch targets are infuriating small on iPhone (even on the X), particularly for trimming clips. Apple’s own Human Interface Guidelines seem to have been sidestepped here.

The unforgivable
- Crashes frequently with a complex timeline (60 clips).
- Periodically mangles the timeline. Clip trim points are altered, dissolve transitions fade to black first, clips drift out of sync with voice-overs or other synchronised clips.
- When (not if) timeline corruption does occur, there is no recourse. There is no save (which is the iOS way) but that means there is no revert either. If your timeline is corrupted, your choices appear to be: throw your phone across the room, swear, cry or rebuild your timeline from scratch.

iMovie for iOS is good for demos and short videos, but if you’re expecting to make something you’d show to someone outside your family, it’s not ready yet.

Great app, although...


I do truly think this app works very well, although I have come across a problem where I can’t edit, watch or export my project, I still have all the videos for it and this has been going on for about a week now. I’ve also tried a few different things to stop this, but none of them are working. The video is over an hour long, but I do have lots of space left on my device. Is there anyway to fix this problem? I also have a suggestion. It’d be cool to have the option to move your text around the screen to specific spots, instead of being entitled to the low right and left, along with the centre, which also doesn’t even apply to all types of text. Although other than that, this app is very reliable and useful.


Apple Pty Limited
707.1 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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