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. On iPhone X and later, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus, toggle between and to zoom in and out, or use the dial to zoom up to 6x.
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 slow-motion video
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.
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
Choose Time-lapse mode.
Set up your iPhone where you want to capture a sunset, traffic flowing, or other experience over a period of time.
Tap the Record button to start recording; tap it again to stop recording.
On supported models, you can toggle between and to zoom in and 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.