Silence is Golden: How to Strip Sound from iPhone Videos

Have you ever captured a perfect video moment, only to be distracted by unwanted background noise? Removing audio from your iPhone videos can enhance your content, making it more engaging and polished. Let's explore the simple steps to achieve this.


Stripping sound from your iPhone videos might seem daunting, but it's actually quite straightforward. Whether you're looking to eliminate background noise, protect privacy, or simply focus on the visuals, these methods will help you achieve your goal without needing advanced technical skills or expensive software.

Using the Photos App

The Photos app on your iPhone offers a built-in solution for removing audio from videos, making it accessible and user-friendly.

  1. Open the Photos app: Locate the video you wish to edit.
  2. Tap Edit: Found in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Mute the Audio: Tap the speaker icon in the top-left corner until it turns grey.
  4. Save the Changes: Tap Done to save your edited video without sound.

This method is quick and ensures your video remains clean and focused on the visual content. It's perfect for those who need a fast and reliable solution directly on their iPhone.

Utilizing iMovie

For those seeking more control and additional editing features, iMovie is an excellent option.

  1. Open iMovie: Download and open the iMovie app.
  2. Create a New Project: Tap the plus icon (+) and select Movie.
  3. Select Your Video: Choose the video from your library and tap Create Movie.
  4. Mute the Audio: Tap the video clip in the timeline, then tap the volume icon and drag the slider to zero.
  5. Save Your Project: Tap Done and then the share icon to save your muted video to your Photos library.

iMovie offers a more detailed editing experience, allowing you to fine-tune your video further if needed.

Using Third-Party Apps

Filma is a versatile app that allows you to remove audio from your videos easily.

  1. Select Your Clip: Choose either Quick Editor or Classic Timeline.
    • Quick Editor: Press and hold the video clip to show options, then press mute and hit export.
    • Classic Timeline: Tap on the clip in a video track, then press the speaker icon on the track to mute the entire track or on the clip options to prompt the volume settings and slide the volume down to zero.

Filma's intuitive interface makes it a great choice for those who want more control over their video editing without the complexity.

Removing Audio with WhatsApp

WhatsApp also offers a quick way to mute video audio before sharing.

  1. Open WhatsApp: Select the chat where you want to send the video.
  2. Select the Video: Tap the attachment icon and choose the video.
  3. Mute the Audio: Tap the sound icon to mute the audio before sending.

This method is handy for sharing videos without sound directly from your iPhone, ensuring the recipient gets a noise-free clip.

Benefits of Removing Audio

Removing audio from your videos offers several advantages:

  • Privacy: Protects sensitive information inadvertently captured.
  • Focus: Directs attention to the visual elements.
  • Professionalism: Creates a cleaner, more polished final product.


By using these simple methods, you can easily strip sound from your iPhone videos, enhancing their quality and making them more suitable for professional or personal use. Whether you use the built-in Photos app, iMovie, third-party applications, or WhatsApp, you have the tools to create compelling, noise-free content.

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