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Home > Tips > 3 Ways to Extract Audio from Videos on Your iPhone [Video]

3 Ways to Extract Audio from Videos on Your iPhone [Video]

You want to extract audio from video on iPhone itself without a PC or Mac. I get you. Here are 3 methods to convert videos on cloud drive, TV app, or Camera Roll working in 2020.

Updated May 09,2020 | by Cody

Do you ever want to extract audio from video on iPhone? In this article, I will show you 3 ways to convert video to audio on your iPhone. You can convert videos from the TV app, videos saved in iCloud or Camera roll.

When you use your iPhone camera to records some music videos, you probably also want an audio version so you can burn it to a CD. If you purchased a music video from iTunes store, you can also get an audio version of it using the methods below.

Watch the video tutorial of how to extract audio from video on iPhone in 3 ways.

Method 1.Convert iPhone Video to Audio Using Siri Shortcuts

You probably know many web-based or computer-based video converter that can extract audio from video. If you want to do that only by using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then you should try this method.

All you need is an iOS app Shortcuts acquired by Apple as an updated version for Workflow. Shortcuts is a great tool to boost your productivity, which is why Apple bought it. The following content will show you how to do it step by step.

>> Related Tips - How to Download YouTube Videos to MP3 on iPhone and iPad

Step 1. Free download and install Shortcuts app from AppStore on your iOS device.


Don't want to install Shortcuts App on your iPhone? Just go to the second method to extract audio from video in an easier way.

Step 2. Get this Convert to MP3 shortcut

Step 3. Tap the Play button to run this shortcut.

Extract audio from video iPhone

Step 4. Choose to convert videos in Camera Roll or iCloud. 

If you choose to convert videos in iCloud, you will need to select the video from Files app. If you choose Camera Roll, this workflow will automatically convert the latest video.

Step 5. It will take some time to complete. After that, select a location to save the audio file.

After Shortcuts 2.1 update, Shortcuts app does not support MP3 media encoder natively, so you can convert video to M4A or AIFF. If you really want the MP3 format, then you can use this shortcut to convert video to MP3 format or a few other formats including AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC, etc. By the way, it will take more time to convert a video though. 

Shortcuts app is really powerful, you can even use it to extract audio from YouTube video. In case you want to explore more about it, here are 10 useful Siri shortcuts


However, this method cannot convert videos from the TV app to MP3. If you want to convert videos from Camera Roll or TV app, try the second method.

Method 2. Extract Audio from Video with an iPhone Video Converter - Easier & Faster

In this method, I will use a Windows Software called IOTransfer. It is an all-in-one video downloader and converter, designed especially for iPhone/iPad videos. One of the best features is to rip audio out of videos. You can follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1. Download and install IOTransfer on your Windows 10/8/7 computer.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to this PC and open IOTransfer.

Step 3. Under the MANAGE tab, export the video you want to convert to audio from Camera Roll or TV app (Videos from the left menu) to your computer.

Export the video

Step 4. Click the VIDEOS tab from the top menu and select Converter. Click Add Files to add the video(s) that you want to extract audio from, and select the Output format as MP3. You can also select AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC, etc.

How to convert video to audio iPhone

Step 5. Check the option Automatically transfer the converted files into your iOS device and click Convert Now to get started.

When it is done, you can listen the converted audio with the Music app on your iPhone. As you can see, this tool IOTransfer has many other features like Clean iPhone for unwanted files, download online videos, wireless file transfer between iPhone and PC, etc.

Method 3. Extract Audio from Video Online

If you are using iOS 13, the new Safari Download Manager can help you download any files from Safari, so you can use an online tool to rip audio from video. If you are on iOS 12 or previous version, you can use free app called Documents to download files on iPhone

There are many online tools for extracting audio from video. This one is mobile friendly. If you use the Documents app, just open the app and load the website in the built-in web browser. From there, you can upload your video and download the audio after the conversion. 

Bonus: Convert Video to MP3 with iTunes

If you want to stick to iTunes and add the converted audio to your iTunes music library, then you can actually use iTunes to convert video from your iPhone to audio on Mac or Windows PC. It is a bit tricky compared to the previous 2 methods.

Step 1. In iTunes, go to Edit > Preferences > General > Import Settings, select the audio format that you want to convert to. You can select MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, or WAV. Here it is MP3.


Step 2. Change the video file extension to M4A and drag it to iTunes.

Step 3. Locate the file in iTunes Library. Click on the file and select File > Convert > Create MP3 version.


Step 4. Then you can sync your iPhone and iTunes to add this converted audio to your iPhone.

All these three methods can extract audio from video on your iPhone. if you want to be able to listen to the converted audio with the Music app on your iPhone, it seems the method 2 is more convenient.

Which method do you think is the best one? Do you have any other methods to convert iPhone videos? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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