how to bleep a video

So occasionally I'll take a quick home video in my iPhone 6 that I want to share with family & friends on Facebook or something... but being the civilized gentleman that I am, I'll drop an occasional F bomb. So are there any quick & easy techniques or apps that I can silence my (totally justifiable) profanity?

You might have a video that contains some cursing words which are not appropriate for kids. Or you just want to keep your video clean without foul language. This is when the beep sound effect comes into play, it can help you cover the profanities while keep the audio smooth as usual.

In the following parts, I'm going to show you how to beep curse words in your video on computer and phone.

How to Bleep Out Words in A Video on Computer

To bleep out unwanted words on computer, you'll need a video editor that can detach audio from your video and then edit the audio track independently. With TunesKiT AceMovi, you can separate audio and video with just one click. As for the beep sound effect, you don't even have to search for it on the internet. You can browse the AceMovi sound effects library and find the beep sound effect, and directly use it without any limitation.


AceMovi Video Editor is a one-stop video editor that provides multiple effects and transitions. It comes with a screen recorder which can record images as well as the sound coming out of your computer. As a well-established video editor, AceMovi is mounted with features like split screen, filters, animations, texts, and music library. You can choose any of the sound effects to embellish your video with more dramatic audio effects.


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Next up, I'm going to show you how to bleep a video in AceMovi Video Editor. Before you add text to your video, make sure that you have already installed AceMovi Video Editor on your computer, this software currently supports Windows and Mac systems.

Add Video Files to TuneKit AceMovi

add video

Open AceMovi Video Editor on your computer, then import your video footage to the media box. Or you can directly drag your video to the timeline.

Detach Audio from Video

detatch audio

Before you add the beep sound effect to your video, you'll have to detach the audio from video so that you can edit the audio track individually without affecting the video.

To detach audio, right-click your video on the timeline and click Detach Audio. A new track will be created above the video, and that's the audio track.

Cut the Foul Language out of the Audio Track

cut audio

Now you'll need to find out the foul language in the audio track and use the split icon to cut the audio track. With all the improper words cut out, select them on the timeline and then press the delete button to get rid of them.

Add Beep Sound Effect to the Audio Track

add sound effect

Click on the split icon and go to Sound Effects, search for "Beep". And then add it to the timeline in between your audio track. You can now adjust the volume and duration of the beep sound to make it fit into your audio track.

Export Video

export video

Once done editing your video, click the Export button on the middle left and export your video. Click the Settings, you'll be able to choose the output parameters. And by clicking the Change button, you can change the output location.

How to Add Beep Sound in Video on Phone

You can also add beep sound on your phone, in this part you'll learn how to bleep out profanities on iphone and Android phone.

How to Add Beep Sound in Video on iPhone

On the iPhone, you can use the default video editor iMovie to add beep sound effect to your video:

Step 1: Open iMovie on your phone and tap the video you want to edit.

Step 2: Detach audio from the video.

iphone detach audio

Step 3: Split before the cuese words are spoken, and then split again after the curse words are said.

Step 4: Delete the curse words on the timeline or replace it with a beep sound.

Step 5: Save the video.

How to Add Beep Sound in Video on Android

Things are a bit different on Android phones because there's no native app you can use to add a beep sound to your video. But you can use the Beep app on your Android phone and cencor your video with some funny images. Then you can use a video editor such as PowerDirector and add a beep sound to your video.

Bottom Line

It's easy to add a beep sound to your video on both computer and phone. But if you want the most time-saving way, AceMovi Video Editor is definitely the best choice. You can finish all the process like detach the audio, and get the beep sound and apply it on your video, all of these steps can be done on AceMovi without using other software.