Open your Camera app
The perfect moment can happen at any moment, so it's good to know how to access your Camera fast. There are a few ways to open your Camera app.
From your Home screen, tap the Camera app.
Open Control Center, then tap the Camera button .
Swipe to the left to access the Camera, or press the Camera button .
Capture the moment
Get the perfect picture with the advanced pixel technology in your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. All you have to do is find something beautiful, open the Camera app, and tap the Shutter button.
Sometimes you want to take more than a regular photo. Swipe the screen left or right, or tap the camera mode labels to choose time-lapse, slo-mo, video, photo, square, or pano.
Learn about using camera features if you have the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Flash: The LED flash on your iPhone and iPod touch2 gives your photo extra light when you need it. Tap the flash button to turn it on or off.
Live Photos: You can capture life as it happens — in movement and sound. Live Photos is on by default; tap the Live Photos button to turn it off.
Timer: Tired of always taking the pictures and never being in them? Set your device somewhere sturdy, frame your shot, then tap the timer button . Choose a 3 or 10 second countdown, tap the Shutter button, then get into place and smile.
Front-facing camera: To take a selfie with your front-facing camera, tap the front-facing camera button , find the perfect angle, then tap the Shutter button. And with your iPhone 6s and later,1 you can use the Home screen as a flash for your selfies.
Burst: Trying to capture the perfect picture but your subject matter won't stay still? Try burst mode. Just tap and hold the shutter button. Burst mode takes multiple photos at once so that you have a range of photos to choose from. Learn how to use burst mode on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.
On your iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X and later, tap 1x for a higher-quality zoom from farther away. If you want to zoom more than 2x or finely control the image, touch and hold 1x or 2x to get a slider that lets you zoom all the way to 10x. On iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, zoom out to .5x with the Ultra Wide camera.
Edit your photo or video in seconds
Create photo masterpieces right on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. After you take your photo, open it in the Photos app and tap Edit. Then you can adjust your photo's size, angle, light, add a filter, and more. Choose an adjustment, like Brightness or Saturation, and slide to change the strength and intensity. If you don’t like how your changes look, tap Cancel and you can revert back to the original.
Adjust light and color
Instantly improve your picture’s or video’s brilliance, exposure, saturation, highlights, warmth, tint, and more. Then use the slider to make precise adjustments with each setting. It’s the fastest way to make your photos even more amazing.
Tap to experiment with your device's built-in photo filters. Give your photo a different color effect, such as Vivid or Dramatic. Or try classic black and white looks like Mono and Silvertone.
Crop and straighten
You can drag the corners of the grid tool to set your own crop, then move the wheel to tilt or straighten your photo or video.
Find your photos and videos
You can find your entire collection in both the Photos app and the Camera app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- Open the Photos app and tap the Photos tab at the bottom of the screen to see a collection of your photos and videos organized into Years, Months, Days and All Photos.
- In the Camera app, tap the icon of the last picture you took to see it in your Photo Library.
1. Learn how to identify your iPhone model by its model number and other details.
2. Available on iPhone and iPod touch only.
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