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How Do I Add Text to My Video in iOS iMovie?

Even though the mobile version of iMovie has limited features when compared to the Mac version, it is still powerful enough to let you manipulate movies in numerous ways. One of the most commonly requested features it the ability to overlay text onto the movie clip.

1. Launch the iMovie app on your phone.

iOS iMovie

2. Create a new movie in Theater tab by tapping on the plus button. If you already have an existing project that you want to add text to, skip to step 5.

3. Next, in the New Movie screen, select a theme for your movie. As you tap on a theme, the preview area will play a short example video to show you how your video may look. Each theme includes unique tiles that can be used to write your messages. You can always switch to another movie theme later. Tap Create Movie to create a new blank project with the selected theme.

select theme for movie in iOS iMovie

4. In the Edit mode, tap on the Media icon to insert your favorite pictures, videos , and audio files to the timeline. Arrange them the way you want by dragging and dropping.

add media files to iMovie project

5. To add text on top of the current video or picture, select the object on the timeline and tap the Title option.

add text to video in iMovie

6. Select the text (T) icon at the bottom right to access all available text effects for the video. Tap on an effect to add it to your video. To edit the text, tap on its area in the preview window. The keyboard will show up to let you enter your desired content.

add edit text in iOS iMovie

If you want to use the theme tiles with text, select the option at the top.

add edit text in iOS iMovie

7. Tap on an area outside the text effects to hide the panel and save the changes.


Lê Hoàng
Lê Hoàng
When not creating exciting new Android games, Lê Hoàng is here crafting tutorials, tweaks, and fixes for your enjoyment.


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