Take videos with your iPhone camera
Use Camera to record videos on your iPhone and change modes to take slow-motion and time-lapse videos.
Record a video
Choose Video mode.
Tap the Record button or press either volume button to start recording. While recording, you can do the following:
Press the white Shutter button to snap a still photo.
Pinch the screen to zoom in and out. For a more precise zoom on models with Dual and Triple camera systems touch and hold 1x, then drag the slider to the left. Tap 1x to zoom out on iPhone 11; tap .5 to zoom out on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Tap the Record button or press either volume button to stop recording.
By default, video records at 30 fps (frames per second). Depending on your model, you can choose other frame rates and video resolution settings in Settings > Camera > Record Video. The faster the frame rate and the higher the resolution, the larger the resulting video file.
On models with stereo recording, iPhone records your videos in stereo by default. To turn off stereo recording, go to Settings > Camera, then turn off Record Stereo Sound.
Record a QuickTake video
On supported models, you can record a QuickTake video in Photo mode. While you record a QuickTake video, you can move the Record button into the lock position to easily take still photos or adjust your shot while you record.
In Photo mode, touch and hold the Shutter button to start recording a QuickTake video.
Slide the Shutter button to the right and let go over the lock for hands-free recording.
Both the Record and Shutter buttons appear below the frame.
Tap the Shutter button to take a still photo while recording a QuickTake video.
Tap the Record button to stop recording.
Tap the thumbnail to view the QuickTake video in the Photos app. A blue Auto badge appears in the top-right corner when the camera automatically applies an adjustment to improve the composition of the video. See Capture content outside the camera frame on iPhone.
Record a slow-motion video
When you record a Slo-mo video, your video records as normal and you see the slo-mo effect when you play it back. You can also edit your video so that the slo-mo action starts and stops at a time you choose.
Choose Slo-mo mode.
Tap the Record button or press either volume button to start and stop recording.
To snap a still photo while recording, press the white Shutter button.
To set a portion of the video to play in slow motion and the rest at regular speed, tap the video thumbnail, then tap Edit. Slide the vertical bars below the frame viewer to define the section you want to play back in slow motion.
On iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, tap to record Slo-mo with the front-facing camera.
Depending on your model, you can change the frame rate and resolution. The faster the frame rate and the higher the resolution, the larger the resulting video file.
To change Slo-mo recording settings, go to Settings > Camera > Record Slo-mo.
Capture a time-lapse video
Capture footage at selected intervals to create a time‑lapse video of an experience over a period of time—such as a setting sun or traffic flowing.
Choose Time-lapse mode.
Set up your iPhone where you want to capture a scene in motion.
Tap the Record button to start recording; tap it again to stop recording.
On models with Dual and Triple camera systems, you can toggle between and to zoom in and on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, to zoom out.
On models that support Auto Low Light FPS, when you take time-lapse 1080p video at 30 fps under low-light conditions, iPhone can automatically reduce the frame rate to 24 fps to improve the video quality. Go to Settings > Camera > Record Video, then turn on Auto Low Light FPS.