Take and edit photos with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn how to take detailed photos with the Camera on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Then make the moment look just right with the powerful editing tools built directly into your device.


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.

Home screen
From your Home screen, tap the Camera app.


Control Center
Open Control Center then tap the Camera button .


Lock screen
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. 

Unleash your creativity with great Camera features like Live Photos, camera filters, and Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, and iPhone SE (2nd generation). Learn how to identify your iPhone model by its model number and other details.

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 the new camera features on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Flash: The LED flash on your device 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 iPhone 6s and later, 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. On iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone SE (2nd generation), slide the shutter button to the left and hold it to take a burst of photos, then release it to stop.

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, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), 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. 


Apply filters

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.

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