How to Add Music to a Video on iPhone

This article teaches you how to add music to your video on your iPhone.

Friday January 21, 2022 11:14 AM PDT by Karen Greene

Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others, says the former CEO of YouTube. Videos are a great way to capture the audience and convey your message across the table. Using videos is only half the battle won. You need the right kind of music and an optional audio track to stand a chance. Create compelling and engaging content with a dynamic combination of video and audio that compliment each other. With the help of video editors, it can be done swiftly within a matter of minutes.

Add Music to a Video on iPhone With iMovie

Apple device users have their very own iMovie, which is included on their platforms. The editor has been around for three decades now and ships preloaded with easy-to-use editing features. Be it Macbook, iPad, or an iPhone, iMovie works flawlessly on all of them. Here is how you add music to a video on iPhone 12 with iMovie.

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone andĀ find & launch the iMovie app on your iPhone.

Open iMovie App

Open iMovie App

Step 2. In the iMovie app, tap on the Project tab, which is given at the top. There you will see a Create Project button, accompanied by a plus sign.

Create Project

Create Project

Step 3. You will come across two options for your videos. Tap on the Movie option, and continue to the project.

Select "Movie" Option

Select “Movie” Option

Step 4. The camera roll will open up. Select a video for adding it to your project. Then, tap on the Create Movie button, located at the bottom of the screen.

Select a Video File

Select a Video File

Step 5. Tap on the “+” sign given on the left side of the screen, and then select the audio option that has appeared on the screen.

Click the "Audio" Button

Click the “Audio” Button

Step 6. Here, you will get a variety of options on your hand. Let’s add a song from the music app to the video by selecting the Songs option.

Add a Song

Add a Song

Step 7. Select the track from your playlist, and it will be added alongside the video in the timeline. Adjust the audio according to your need, and then tap on the Done button, located at the top-left corner.

Adjust the Audio Track

Adjust the Audio Track

The video will be saved with the added music, and you can find it in the Photos App of the iPhone.

Add Music to a Video With Using FilmForth

Adding music should be easier than shooting video and shenanigans without involving hundreds of steps. Not many video editors do that except the likes of FilmForth. After adding the video, it’s four easy steps to add music to the video on the free video editor. That’s not all; we can remove the existing music, audio before adding music to the content. You can download and install FilmForth from the Microsoft store. Do not install any file from a third-party source; it may contain virus or malware.

Step 1. Launch FilmForth and create a project by clicking on the New Project button. Then, drag or add a video file.

Create a New Project

Create a New Project

Step 2. Head to the audio menu by clicking on the audio shortcut from the timeline feed. Alternatively, you can head to the project’s home screen to access the audio menu.

Find the "Audio" Button

Find the “Audio” Button

Step 3. Click on the Add Audio button, accompanied by a plus sign. It will take you to the music menu.

Click the "Add Audio" Button

Click the “Add Audio” Button

Step 4. In the custom audio menu, click on the Add a local audio file. Browse the music file from the storage, and it will be added to the timeline feed.

Select an Audio to Add

Select an Audio to Add

For your information, you can remove the audio before adding your music with the help of the Detach Audio button. Besides, the speed of the audio can be calibrated between 0.25x to 4x.


Music is the essence of an extraordinary entertaining video. You can add music to a video on iPhone using the iMovie editor. Let us do one easy and use FilmForth for adding music to the video. It’s easier, does involve an enormous number of steps, and does the job in less time. The wagon does not stop there; you can replace the audio as well, along with a plethora of audio editing options to get it right.


Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

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