Skip to main content

This hidden feature of the iPhone allows you to make your own music videos

It wouldn't surprise us if you didn't know how to add music to a video on iPhone, as Apple has the feature well-hidden. So well hidden, in fact, you can't actually do it using the normal video mode in the camera app. This hidden feature of the iPhone allows you to make your own music videos.

Normally, any audio you're playing turns off automatically when you start recording a video on an iOS device. But there's a hack. If you use the QuickTake video option available on recent iPhone models, you can bypass this limitation and give your clips whatever soundtrack at the moment.

If you've been waiting to make an iPhone music video but without needing to download separate apps or having a second device playing a song in the background, now's your chance. In our opinion, it's small but super handy features like this that make the iPhone one of the best phones around. Just make sure your device is compatible below, and we'll take you through the process.

Compatibility: Before we get to the steps on how to do this, let's double-check you've got the right iPhone.

The QuickTake video feature that you need to make this work is only available on the iPhone XS, iPhone XR (both from 2018), and newer models, according to Apple's support page. It doesn't matter if you're using an older iPhone that still runs iOS 15, it has to be one of these models or a later one.

How to add music to a video on iPhone

Now you've got the right iPhone, and have your song and subject in mind, here's the process you need to follow.

1. Prepare your track of choice in whichever app you're going to play it from. Here I've got a song ready to go on Tidal, but this will also work with songs playing from Apple Music and Spotify.

2. Open the Camera app. Importantly: stay in the standard Photo mode (it should be what the app opens in by default).

3. When you're ready, cue the music! Do this quickly by pressing play in Control Center (swipe down from the top right corner of your phone, then tap the Play icon on the playback widget in the top right).

4. Tap and hold the shutter button. Holding down starts a video recording with your music still playing in the background.

5. From here, just release the shutter button when you're done recording. If you're going to be recording for a while and want to give your thumb rest, slide the shutter button/red recording icon to the right, where the padlock icon is. That will keep things rolling without you needing to press. To stop the recording from here, tap the stop button in the bottom center.

Once you're done recording, you'll be able to watch your video back from the Photos app like normal. Just don't go in expecting professional-sounding audio. Even if you're hooked up to the best Bluetooth speakers, the video is recording sound through your iPhone's microphone, which isn't designed for pro-level audio. While it's decent for everyday use, you'll need a better set-up if you're recording a promo for your next hit single — that's where our guides to the best mirrorless cameras and best cameras for vlogging come in.


Popular posts from this blog

5 Things You May Not Know About the M2 Chip

  If you've been following apple's world in recent weeks, you've definitely noticed the introduction of new laptops. Specifically, we've seen a completely redesigned MacBook Air and a new 13" MacBook Pro. Both of these machines hide in the bowels of the currently latest Apple Silicon chip with the designation M2. It is a direct successor to the original M1 chip, and in this article, we are going to talk about 5 things about it that you may not have known. Photo by Yu Kato on Unsplash Number of transistors Each chip has transistors that can be used to determine how complex the chip is. About 55 years ago, Moore's Law was even created on the subject of transistors. Specifically, it states that " the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles roughly every 18 months while maintaining the same price."  In any case, the truth is that recently this law is no longer valid, as increasing the number of transistors on chips is be

65 new iOS 16 features. All innovations and changes

 Presented at WWDC 2022, the mobile operating system for the iPhone caused a lot of questions and complaints. Some users did not appreciate the updated lock screen, attributing it to a feature of Android. Others praise the changes presented. In July, a public test version of the system will be available, anyone can install it. In the meantime, we, in turn, study the system in detail and look for all the smallest changes and chips. The article will be updated until the release of iOS 16 in the fall Lock Screen and Control Center 1. Widgets. Perhaps the most notable innovation in the operating system. Dynamic widgets appeared on the lock screen. They can be installed both from regular applications (Weather, Fitness, and so on) and from a third-party (support will appear later). 2. Customizable fonts. Now you can change the watch face visually. There are 6 different fonts available for three writing formats (Arabic, Indo-Arabic, and Devanagari). In addition, you can change the color of th

The 7 worst iPhone apps for your privacy

 Apple has written data protection in big letters on its flags. Every operating system tries to protect your data as best as possible, but some apps circumvent this in a tricky way. We would like to introduce you to some "bad" apps. WhatsApp The popular messenger has been under criticism not just since the new privacy policies, which at this point have been put on hold until further notice. The Facebook subsidiary has long been considered our apps that sometimes know your most personal information. Check out alternatives like Signal or Threema. Facebook In late 2020, Facebook rebelled when Apple announced the app tracking feature to allow users: ins to choose whether or not to be tracked across multiple apps. The company felt its advertising revenue was in jeopardy. That's because every time you open the app, it learns the latest news about you and can thus shower you with even more targeted advertising. By the way, the Facebook app also collects data when you are not act