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How to Convert MOV Video to GIF on iPhone or PC

Learn 2 free ways to convert MOV video to GIF on PC or iPhone. You can pick part or the video or the entire video to convert to GIF without watermark.

Updated Oct 11,2018 | by Cody

MOV is considered a high-quality and compatible file format for storing audio and video. Both Windows and Mac users love to save video as MOV files. In this article, I will show you how to convert MOV video to GIF on PC or iPhone without watermark.

If you only need to convert a small MOV video to GIF, then you do not have to install a dedicated software on your PC to do it because there are a few free online tools out there.

Convert MOV to GIF Online

No matter what operating system you are using, you can always use an online GIF Maker to convert video to GIF. Many free online tools allow you to upload a MOV video and convert it to GIF. Here, let’s take Cloudconvert as an example to show you how it works.

Step 1. Head over to Cloudconvert MOV to GIF page.

Step 2. Click Select Files to select the MOV file that you want to convert to GIF.


Step 3. Click the Gear icon to bring out Conversion settings. From here, you can trim the video by selecting the start time and end time. Configure other settings if needed.


Step 4. Click Start Conversion at the bottom to start converting the video to GIF.


If the video is larger than 100MB, you may receive an error saying the file is too large. In that case, you can trim the video with QuickTime or other tools on your PC or use another method to convert video to GIF.

Convert MOV to GIF on iPhone

MOV is an iPhone supported file format. If you have saved MOV video files on your iPhone, you can use your iPhone to convert it to GIF. You can also transfer MOV video to iPhone and then use it to make GIF because the way to make GIF out of MOV video that I am about to show you works great on iPhone.

You do not even need a dedicated GIF converter app to do this. Truth be told, most of the free app from AppStore, if not all, come with ads or watermark. All you need is the Shortcuts or Workflow app, free automation tool acquired by Apple.

You can follow the steps below to see how it works.

Step 1. Get the Shortcuts app from AppStore. If you are running iOS 11 or older version, download the Workflow app instead.

Step 2. Get this GIF Maker shortcut that allows you to convert photos or videos to GIF. You should use Safari or Firefox to open the shortcut link.


Step 3. Run the shortcut and select the MOV video that you want to convert to GIF.


Step 4. Then you can trim the video if needed. There is no limitation about how long the video to be, so you can skip this step if you want the GIF to include the whole video content.


Step 5. When it finishes, you can preview the GIF. If no problem, you can save to Camera Roll or share it with your friends.

This method works great on iPhone. If needed, you can always transfer videos to iPhone and then use this method to convert to GIF since it takes no time.

How to Move MOV Video to iPhone Effortlessly

You do not always need iTunes to transfer files to your iOS device. With IOTransfer, iPhone transfer software, you can import files to your iPhone by dragging and dropping. With its Wi-Fi Transfer feature, you can also transfer files between iPhone and PC wirelessly without cable.

Let’ s see how it works.

Step 1. Free download and install IOTransfer on your Windows PC. Connect your iOS device to this computer via lightning cable.

Step 2. Within IOTransfer, click on the Manage tab at the top menu and Videos from the left panel.

 7.manage videos.pngStep 3. Click Import to select the MOV video that you want to transfer to your iPhone or simply drag it here.

That’s it. The video is transferred to your iPhone. Now you can convert MOV video to GIF on iPhone without watermark for free. If you want the MOV video to be more compatible with other apps on iPhone, you can convert MOV to MP4 or another file format.

If you do not want to fetch the USB cable, you can use the AirTrans feature to transfer videos to iPhone without being plugged in. For long videos, Wi-Fi transfer may take more time compared with regular wire connected transfer. But don’t worry, IOTransfer can resume transfer at the interruption point if it breaks in the middle due to network problem. 

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