How to Edit GoPro Videos on iPad or iPhone

You can easily edit your GoPro videos on an iPad or iPhone using the GoPro Quik mobile app. First, download GoPro Quik from the App Store and pair the app with your GoPro camera. Then, transfer your videos from your camera to your phone to begin editing.

Hi, my name is Larry. I’m an action sports enthusiast who’s been using GoPro cameras for nearly a decade. As a dedicated member of the Apple ecosystem, I’ve edited hundreds of videos with my iPad and iPhone.

Today, I’ll show you how to edit your GoPro videos on your iPad or iPhone.

Let’s dive right in!

Can You Use an iPad to Edit GoPro Videos?

GoPro has a dedicated mobile app called GoPro Quik you can use to edit GoPro videos on your iPad. This means that you can absolutely use an iPad to edit GoPro videos. 

In fact, it’s actually more convenient than editing videos on your computer because you can wirelessly transfer your GoPro videos to your iPad.

(Source: Apple App Store)

Can You Edit GoPro Videos on iPhone?

Just like the iPad, you can also edit GoPro videos on your iPhone with the GoPro Quik mobile app. This app is free to download and use. 

How Do You Edit GoPro Videos on iPhone and iPad?

The easiest way to edit GoPro videos on an iPhone or iPad is with the GoPro Quik mobile app.

Step 1: Download GoPro Quik from the Apple App Store.

Step 2: Open the GoPro Quik app, turn on your GoPro, and connect your GoPro to your phone or iPad using the instructions on GoPro Quik.

Step 3: Once your GoPro is paired to your iPhone or iPad, select the ‘Media’ icon on GoPro Quik and choose the videos you want to edit.

Step 4: Import the videos into GoPro Quik by pressing the ‘Save’ button on the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. It may take some time for the videos to transfer from your GoPro into your phone.

Step 5: In the GoPro Quik video gallery, click the video you want to edit. The video will begin playing. Next, you need to click the ‘Pencil’ icon to enter GoPro Quik’s editing mode. 

Step 6: Now that you’re inside GoPro Quik’s editing mode, you can take full advantage of all the editing features it offers.

Let’s discuss how to use GoPro Quik’s editing tools.

How to Use GoPro Quik to Edit GoPro Videos?

GoPro Quik is packed with tons of great editing features. 

Here’s a list of edits you can make to your videos with GoPro Quik:

  • Add and adjust fonts, filters, and graphics to fit your editing style
  • Select a theme, which includes transitions and various graphics
  • Reorder, trim, rotate, and zoom videos clips
  • Customize your video with text overlays and title slides (you can even add emojis)
  • Add slo-mo to your videos or speed them up
  • Add GPS stickers that indicate how high, fast, or far you were moving
  • Automatically turns on audio when GoPro Quik detects voices
  • Choose cinema, portrait, or square formatting for easy sharing on social media
  • Set an exact length for photos and titles
  • Choose from a gallery of music or add your own songs
  • Auto-sync edits to the music

In essence, GoPro Quik offers all the editing features you need to create an amazing GoPro video on your iPad or iPhone. 

Although GoPro Quik is free, there are a few paid features you can only access with a GoPro subscription or GoPro Quik subscription.

A GoPro subscription costs $49.99 per year, and you get access to all of GoPro Quik’s editing features as well as unlimited cloud backup, discounts on GoPro accessories, guaranteed camera replacement, and more.

If you only want access to the editing features, a GoPro Quik subscription costs $1.99 per month or $9.99 per year.

The free GoPro Quik version includes:

  • Limited Mural events
  • Limited Quikstories
  • Basic editing tools (framing, exposure, contrast, duration, highlights, vibrance, and more)
  • 22 filters
  • 11 themes
  • Only a few royalty-free music tracks

The paid GoPro Quik version includes:

  • Everything included in the free plan
  • Unlimited Mural events
  • All the editing features
  • 25 more video filters
  • Speed adjustment tool 
  • 190 background tracks, of which 18 are royalty-free music tracks

I recommend spending some time using the free version of GoPro Quik to see if it has everything you need to edit the perfect video. If it doesn’t, you can purchase an inexpensive monthly subscription at $1.99 per month to access all of the editing tools.

For an in-depth video tutorial on how to use GoPro Quik to edit videos on your iPad or iPhone, check out the video below:

FAQs

Here are a few popular questions surrounding how to edit GoPro videos on iPad or iPhone.

What GoPro editing software can you use on iPad and iPhone?

Personally, I believe that the free version of GoPro Quik offers more than enough editing capabilities to create a fantastic video. Some additional editing apps you can find on the App Store include FilmoraGo, Splice, and Pinnacle Studio. These are all video editing apps I recommend because they are also packed with a lot of editing power.

How do I get videos from GoPro to my phone?

You can wirelessly transfer videos from your GoPro to your phone with GoPro Quik. Download GoPro Quik from the App Store or Play Store. Then, connect your camera to the GoPro Quik mobile app. Once your devices are paired, you can send any video from your GoPro to your phone.

Is the GoPro editing app any good?

The GoPro Quik mobile editing app offers more than enough editing features to create a brilliant video. This app is easy to use and has all the editing tools you would expect in a mobile video editing program. 

Closing Thoughts

Editing GoPro videos on your iPad or iPhone is as easy as downloading GoPro Quik and connecting it to your GoPro. You can then wirelessly transfer videos from your GoPro to your Apple device and begin editing them with GoPro Quik. 

I hope you had a wonderful time learning how to edit GoPro videos on an iPhone or iPad. However, I’d really like to hear your thoughts. Are you finding GoPro Quik easy to use? Does GoPro Quik have all the editing features you want?

Please let me know by leaving a comment right below!

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