How to Delete Audio from Video Before Sharing it on an iPhone

How to Delete Audio from Video Before Sharing it on an iPhone

Sometimes, you like to share videos with other people, but the accompanying audio tracks interfere with or may cause privacy issues. Luckily, there is a fast way to silence videos using Photos on iPhone and iPad. This is how you do it.

First, open the “Photos” application on your iPhone or iPad. In Photos, look for videos like and close your mouth and tap the thumbnail.


With the video open, tap “Edit” in the upper right corner of the screen.


With audio activated, a yellow speaker icon will appear in the upper left corner of the screen. Tap to mute audio.

Unlike other speaker icons on iOS and iPadOS, this isn’t just a mute button. Tapping on the yellow speaker removes the audio track from the video file itself, so the video will be silent when you share it.


With audio for video disabled, the speaker icon will change to a gray speaker icon with a diagonal strike mark.

Tap “Finish” to save your changes to the video.


After audio is turned off for certain videos, you will see a gray speaker icon on the toolbar in Photos when you check the video. This means that the video does not have an audio component for it.

If the icon looks like the speaker is crossed here, it could mean your cellphone is just silenced. Turn the sound back on and make sure the speaker icon is completely gray before sharing.


Now you are free to share videos as you like, and no one will hear any sound when the video is playing.

How to Restore a Newly Removed Sound

The Photos application saves the original videos and photos that you edited, so you can undo your changes.

After sharing, if you want to undelete the video, open “Photos” and check the video you want to fix. Tap “Edit” in the corner of the screen, then tap “Restore.” Audio for certain videos will be restored.

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