How to Convert Videos to GIF on iPhone [Full Guide]

Do you want to convert your videos into a GIF on your iPhone but don't know how? Don't worry, it's pretty easy. In this guide, you will learn how to convert videos into a GIF, what programs will help you convert videos to a GIF, and more. Continue reading!

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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Our phones are filled with videos and photos of ourselves or our friends doing something crazy. You can create a GIF of your videos or a part of the video and share them as memes with your friends.

The iPhone doesn't have an option in the gallery to create GIFs yet. But there are a few ways to create them, one of which is using a third-party application. But did you know you can create a GIF of a video using Shortcuts?

Exactly! In this article, you are going to find out all the ways with which you can convert your video to a GIF on the iPhone. Continue reading!

Why We Use GIFs

The GenZ and the millennials both use GIFs to express their emotion or reaction, and to be honest, they help express your thoughts and emotions better.

If you use GIFs when chatting, you know how convenient it is to put across your emotions or be savage amongst your group of friends.

To simply put it, emojis and stickers are a thing of the past, and according to a Times survey, Millennials and Gen Z admitted to using GIFs more than typing out the actual message or using emojis.

If you are an iPhone user and want to convert your video to a GIF on your iPhone, follow along as we demonstrate how to convert your videos to GIFs in a variety of ways.

How to Convert Videos to GIF on iPhone

So, I'm sure you are curious to know how to convert videos to GIFs on the iPhone. For this guide, we picked out the best apps and methods that convert a video to a GIF so that you don't waste your time on other articles that have outdated solutions.

  1. Method 1. Shortcuts
  2. Method 2. GIPHY
  3. Method 3. EaseUS Video Converter

Method 1. Shortcuts

Here's how to convert videos to GIFs on the iPhone:

Step 1. Open the Shortcut app from the home screen.


Step 2. Now, tap on "Gallery."


Step 3. In the search bar, search for the "Make GIF" shortcut.

make gif

Step 4. Tap on it to open it, and then tap on "Add Shortcut."

add shortcut

Step 5. Now, go back to your shortcuts homepage.

Step 6. Tap on the shortcut that you just added, and it will request permission for the Photos app. Click on "OK."

Step 7. After you give permission, the photo library will open and ask you to select the video that you want to make a GIF from.

Step 8. Now, using the slider, select the portion of your GIF from the video.


Step 9. Click on "Save" to save the selection.

Step 10. Now, click on "Done" in the "Shortcuts" app.


Step 11. Now, open the "Photos" app to view your GIF video.

Method 2. GIPHY 

Step 1. Install the GIPHY app and open it.

Step 2. Tap on "Create" in the top-right corner, and then select the video from the gallery.

giphy create

Step 3. Using the slider, trim the video and select the portion of the video that you want to create your GIF from.

trim video

Step 4. Once done, you can also add text, stickers, and emojis. Tap on the appropriate options to add.

Step 5. Tap on the "Right" arrow, and then tap on "Share GIF," followed by "Save GIF."

save gif

Step 6. You can view the GIF in your "Photos" album.

Method 3. EaseUS Video Converter

If you want a full-featured video converting tool to create GIFs, you should try EaseUS Video Converter. You can not only convert your videos to GIF format, but it also supports over 500 different video formats that you can convert your videos to.

What you can do, if you use a Mac, drag the videos from the photos to the desktop and then import the video file to EaseUS Video Converter.

If you don't have a Mac and use Windows, transfer the videos to your PC using a USB cable.

EaseUS Video Converter is unrivaled. Along with features like converting videos, you can also extract audio from the video and convert the audio file to different formats. You can convert videos in batches, and the conversion is lossless.

You may follow these steps to convert videos to GIFs:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Converter on your computer. Choose "GIF Maker" from the left menu. 

Choose GIF Maker

Step 2. Click "Add File" to import the video you wish to convert. Once you select wanted video files, click "Open" to import them.

Add files

Step 3. Then, you can drag the slider to set how long you want the gif to conitue. In the settings on the right, you can set the start and end time, choose optimize output size and frame rate, and add text to your GIF. At the bottom of the screen, you can click the file icon to select the storage path you prefer. Once completed, click "Create GIF."

Customize the settings

Step 4. Next, EaseUS Video Converter will start making GIF for you. Wait for the process to complete, and then you can check converted files from the folder you set. 

Conversion completed

Concluding Thoughts

Over the years, creating a GIF using a video on an iPhone has gotten easier. What you needed as a standalone computer application a decade ago can now be done using the Shortcuts app.

And if you are in the media industry and you want a program that can convert videos to various different formats, upscale them, and more, Try EaseUS Video Converter today, and you will be surprised at how well-built it is.


Here are some answers to some of your other questions:

1. Why are GIFs so popular?

Because they let you express your mood or reaction better when texting. Plus, you can edit a GIF to make it even funnier and share them as memes on the internet.

2. Why is GIF poor quality?

This GIF file format supports only 256 colors, so when you save a video as a GIF file, it loses some of its quality, and it is built like that.

3. How can I text GIFs on my iPhone?

iMessage, Whatsapp, Telegram, and other such messaging platforms support GIFs within their platforms. If you want a standalone GIF app, you can download GIPHY or Tenor GIF Keyboard.

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