How to Remove Slow Motion From a Video on iPhone

Slow-motion videos have been a popular addition to the camera app in iOS since the feature was first introduced in iPhone 5. Modern-day iPhone users can record videos at a speed of up to 240 FPS, allowing you to capture fast-paced action with exceptional detail.

However, there might be times when you wish to view a captured slow-motion video at a normal pace. If you’re in the same boat, here’s how to remove slow motion from your captured videos on an iPhone.

How to remove slow motion from a video on an iPhone

You can remove slow motion from videos on your device using the Photos app or the iMovie app. You could use the Photos app if the video was captured in slow motion natively on your device.

If you wish to remove slow motion from any other video, you can use the iMovie app to speed it up. Follow either of the sections below depending on your current requirements.

Method 1: Using the Photos app

Open the Photos app and tap on the concerned slow-motion video. 

Now tao Edit in the top right corner of your screen.

You will now enter the editing mode for your current video with a timeline at the bottom of your screen. Use the placeholders on either side of the timeline to adjust the slow motion in your video. As we wish to remove slow motion from the current video, drag the left placeholder to the extreme right on your screen. 

Tap Done once you’re done.

And that’s it! Slow motion should now have been removed from the current video on your device.

Method 2: Using the iMovie app

The iMovie app is a comprehensive mobile video editor that can help you speed up your videos and remove slow motion from them. Follow the steps below to help you along with the process. 

Open iMovie on your device and tap Movie. You can use this link if you haven’t downloaded the app on your PC yet. 

Tap and select the concerned video from which you wish to remove slow motion. 

Once selected, tap Create Movie.

The video will now be added to a new project, and you should get a timeline for the same at the bottom of your screen. Tap and select the Gear icon.

Turn on the toggle for Speed Changes Pitch if not already enabled.

Now tap and select the video timeline.

Tap the Speed icon.

Use the yellow slider to adjust the speed of your slow-motion video as needed. 

Tap and drag the ends of the slow motion section in your timeline if you wish to selectively speed up your video. 

We now recommend you preview the video by pressing the Play icon.

Audio from the video should match the current speed. This can help you easily judge and adjust the video to its normal speed. Tap Done once you’re happy with the preview.

Now, use the Share icon at the bottom to share or save your video as needed based on your current needs. 

And that’s how you can use iMovie to speed up a video on your device.


Here are some commonly asked questions about removing slow motion from videos that should help you get up to speed with the latest information. Let’s get started.

Can I add slow motion back to videos?

Yes, you can easily add slow motion back to videos using either of the methods above.

Simply revert the changes you made in the iMovie project or use the edit function in Photos again to add slow motion to your videos. 

Note: You can not add slow motion to videos that weren’t captured in slow motion when using the Photos app.

Can I add slow motion to normal videos?

Yes. You can add slow motion to normal videos using the iMovie app. However, you can not use the Photos app to add slow motion to normal videos.

Will returning a video to normal speed reduce its size?

Unfortunately, returning the video to its normal speed will not reduce its size when using the Photos app. We recommend using the iMovie app to help reduce the size by removing additional frames from the concerned video.
We hope this post helped you easily remove slow motion from your videos on your iPhone. If you have any issues or more questions, feel free to reach out using the comments below.

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