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Using AirDrop with iMovie on iOS

There are two ways to use AirDrop with iMovie on iOS. You can share individual video clips, or share an iMovie project (movies or trailers) with all the video files used in the project.

To send individual video clips:

  1. First, enable AirDrop on both devices.
  2. In the iMovie video browser, tap the video clip you want to share.
  3. Tap the Share button .
  4. From the list of nearby devices that have AirDrop enabled, tap the device you want to receive the video clips.
  5. The process of sending the video clips will begin (see Figure 8).

    If device names do not appear, check that AirDrop is enabled on the other devices that within range, and that each device is in the Contacts app or the AirDrop settings is set to “Everyone.”

  6. On the device receiving the video clips, tap Accept on the alert that appears. The video clips are added to the receiving device’s Camera Roll.

To send iMovie projects (movies and trailers):

  1. Enable AirDrop on both devices.
  2. In the iMovie Project browser, tap the movie or trailer you want to share (see Figure 9).
  3. Tap the Share button .
  4. From the list of nearby devices that have AirDrop enabled, tap the device you want to receive the project.
  5. The process of sending the project and all the used video clips will begin.

    If device names do not appear, check that AirDrop is enabled on the other devices that within range, and that each device is in the Contacts app or the AirDrop settings is set to “Everyone.”

  6. On the device receiving the project and video clips, tap Accept on the alert that appears.


The project will appear in the Projects view on the receiving iOS device. The video clips will appear in the iMovie video browser and in the Camera Roll of the Photos app.

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