If your videos don't appear in iMovie Theater on your devices

Learn what to do if your iMovie videos don't appear in iMovie Theater on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

When you share a video to iMovie Theater, it's uploaded to iCloud so you can view it on Apple devices that you've signed into using your Apple ID. If you've turned on iCloud Drive on one device but not on others:

  • iMovie Theater might appear empty on some devices.
  • Some content might appear to be missing on some devices.
  • New content that you share to iMovie Theater might not appear on every device.

Use the steps in this article to set up your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or to set up your Mac to view iMovie Theater content.

Set up on your iOS device

Set up your iOS device to view shared iMovie Theater content:

  1. Update your device to the latest version of iOS.
  2. Update iMovie to version 2.1 or later. To find updates for your apps, open the App Store, then tap Updates.
  3. Turn on iCloud Drive.

Set up on your Mac

Set up your Mac to view shared iMovie Theater content:

  1. Update your Mac to OS X Yosemite or later.
  2. Update iMovie on your Mac to version 10.0.6 or later.
  3. Turn on iCloud Drive.
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