Learn how to take a picture or video, switch between cameras, and more.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to:
• Access Camera
• Switch between front and rear camera
• Focus the camera
• Zoom in and out
• Take a photo
• Record a video
• Capture a still image while in video mode
• View curated photos
• Using Live Text features
• Search for photos
To learn more about camera settings that are available such as Flash, Timer, Filters, and camera modes visit the Camera and Video Settings tutorial. To learn more about new camera features that are available with iOS 14 or later such as Portrait lighting control, High-Key Mono, Photographic Styles and how to access the re-designed editing features visit the Advanced Photo & Video Features tutorial.
From the home screen, select the Camera app.
To access the Camera app from the Lock screen, swipe left.
Note: When you open Camera from the Lock screen, you can view (and even edit) photos and videos by selecting the thumbnail at the lower-left corner of the screen. To share photos and videos, first unlock your iPhone.
Select the Switch Camera icon.
Note: You cannot switch the camera while you are recording a video.
Touch the desired area of the photo you wish to focus on. A box will appear around the area selected.
Drag two fingers from the middle of the screen toward the outer edges of the screen to zoom in. Pinch two fingers from the outer edges of the screen to the middle of the screen to zoom out.
Select the Capture icon or press either Volume button.
Note: Live Photos is enabled by default. Live photos record what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. To disable Live photos, from the Camera app, select the Live Photos icon. To take a burst of photos, hold down the Capture icon or either Volume button. The camera will take a series of photos until you release your finger. To delete a picture, from the Photos app select the desired photo then select the Delete icon. Select Delete Photo to confirm. If you are you having trouble taking pictures or video on iPhone, click here.
Swipe right to Video mode, then select the Record icon to start recording. To stop a recording, select the Stop icon or press either Volume button.
While recording a video, select the Capture icon.
With iOS 14 or later, the Photos app will scan your library and offer you curated content to view, showing your best moments for every day, month, and year. From the home screen, select the Photos app then select the For You tab.
The camera can scan text to share, look up, translate and more. Aim the camera at the desired text, then select the text scan icon.
Select the Arrow icon, then select the desired option.
With iOS 16, Spotlight universal search can be used to search for photos. From the home screen, select Search at the bottom of the screen.
Note: You can also access Search by swiping down from the center of the home screen.
Enter the desired keyword, then select Search. Scroll to and select the desired photo.
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