How to Edit Duration Of Photos On TikTok On iPhone?

TikTok is a social media application that earned great fame by allowing its users to watch, make, or share short videos. Their users regularly use different effects, filters, or features to create viral or trendy videos for the platform. So, it is not completely uncharacteristic of TikTok users to learn about how to change the default duration of photos on TikTok. You can really create some cool TikToks by adjusting your photo slideshows.

In this detailed article, we will share with you three different methods on how to edit the duration of photos on TikTok on iPhone. This includes using TikTok’s Adjust Clip feature, Green Screen effect filter, and a TikTok video editing application.

How To Change The Duration Of A Photo On TikTok With The Adjust Clip Feature

The most straightforward way to time your photos on TikTok is to use its Adjust Clip feature. This TikTok feature will allow you to change the duration of each picture on your TikTok photo slideshow. However, there is one catch. In order to access this, Adjust Clip, you need to add at least one video clip to your slideshow. This will trick TikTok into letting you edit the photos on your slideshow.

So, here’s the step-by-step process on how to adjust the length of uploaded pictures on TikTok on iPhone with the Adjust Clip feature.

  • Step 1: Launch the TikTok app on your iPhone and then tap on the “” button located in the bottom-center of the screen.
  • Step 2: Next, click on the Upload option to add your photos for your TikTok slideshow.
  • Step 3: Afterward, your iPhone’s Photos gallery will appear. From here, select the pictures that you want to be part of your TikTok slideshow. Don’t forget also to select a random video (preferably short). Then tap on “Next.”
  • Step 4: Then, on the next screen, you need to tap on the “Adjust Clip” icon. It will be located on the right side of your screen. This feature will only appear if you add a video earlier. It is the only reason why you need to add a random video.
  • Step 5: After you’ve selected the Adjust Clip feature, your added pictures and the video will appear on an editing screen with the timeline of your photos and the video. Also, you’ll notice that a feature called “Sound sync is enabled. So, tap on it to turn it off and switch to the default setting.
  • Step 6: Now, you can click on the video timeline and then tap on the or Delete icon to remove the random video.
  • Step 7: Only the photos are now left on the timeline. So, you can select any picture from the timeline and change its length by moving the start or endpoints.
  • Step 8: Once you’ve changed your pictures’ duration in your TikTok timeline, you can perform other editing processes. For instance, you can add audio/voiceover, texts, and other effects to your slideshow.
  • Step 9: After you’ve finished editing, you need to click on Save from the top-right. A preview of your TikTok slideshow will appear. If you like it, then you can click on the Next button to post the TikTok, and if you are not happy with the results, you can either discard and start again or click on the Adjust Clip option again to further edit it.

How To Time Your Photos On TikTok On iPhone Using The Green Screen Effect

The earlier Adjust Clip method involves timing the duration of your uploaded iPhone pictures on the TikTok slideshow. This section will show you another way to time your TikTok slideshow pictures using TikTok’s Green Screen effect. With this effect, you can set the duration of each photo on your slideshow.

So, here’s how to time your pictures on TikTok on iPhone using the Green Screen effect.

  • Step 1: Launch the TikTok app on your iPhone and then tap on the “” button located in the bottom-center part of the screen.
  • Step 2: Next, click on the Effects option and search for the Green Screen effect.
  • Step 3: After selecting the Green Screen effect, choose the first picture you want on your slideshow by swapping through. Then press and hold the red record button to record your selected photo on the screen until you’ve reached the desired duration.
  • Step 4: After that, tap on Effects again, then swap again and select the next picture that you want on your TikTok slideshow. Then repeat the earlier process of holding down the record button.
  • Step 5: Once you’ve added all your pictures to the slideshow, tap on “” or the Done icon. Afterward, you can further edit the slideshow if you want, and once it is ready, tap on the Next button to start posting on your TikTok.

How To Set The Duration Of Photos On iPhone With A TikTok Video Editor App

Both of the earlier methods are not a direct way to set the duration for your iPhone photos. They both require some tricks to work correctly and are only useful if your needs are simple. With the help of a third-party TikTok editing app like InShot, you can create amazing TikTok videos with your iPhone photos.

Steps on how to change the duration of photos for a TikTok on iPhone with the InShot app:

  • First, open the InShot app on your iPhone.
  • Next, select the Video option and tap on New.
  • Then under PHOTO, select all the pictures that you want for your TikTok slideshow.
  • On the video editing screen, click on the timeline area. Each picture has a default time set at 5 seconds.
  • You can change the duration for each and every photo in the slideshow by moving their respective start or endpoints.
  • Once that is done, you can add other editing features or filters to enhance the slideshow further.
  • Afterward, tap on the Upload icon from the top-right corner.
  • Then you can change the resolution of your video before clicking on the Save button. Your video will now be saved on your iPhone Photos gallery.
  • Also, you can share the slideshow video directly with TikTok by clicking on the TikTok app icon. And if you don’t find then you can click on the Other option to locate the TikTok app icon.

Although the InShot video editing application is a great tool for creating your TikTok slideshow with your iPhone pictures, there are still other apps that you can use instead. Some alternative TikTok editing apps for iPhone are Adobe Premiere Rush, FilmoraGo, CapCut, and VivaVideo.


Editing the duration of your photos on TikTok is a great way to expose your pictures to your Twitter audience. However, there is no direct or straightforward to do this. Nonetheless, we’ve shared two indirect methods that you could use to change the duration of your pictures. That being said, we recommend using the third method, which includes using a third-party TikTok editing app to do this task.

By using an editing app, you can set the duration of your photos and get great flexibility in using other editing tools. This gives you an overall outcome that would be potentially superior to the results of the first two methods.

Shaurya Jain
Shaurya Jain

Shaurya jain is a blogger at Attention always. He is an expert in social media marketing & PR. He keeps experimenting with Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and other social media platforms to stay up to date. When he is not writing, you can find watching reruns of Brooklyn 99.

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