Did You Know You Can Record Videos and Take Pictures with Your iPhone Simultaneously?

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Have you ever taken a video and wished you could snap a picture at the same time? If you are an iPhone owner, you are in luck. Your phone can already do it. And you don’t need to purchase any fancy recording software, either. The Camera app in iOS is already capable. Read on to find out how.

Start Recording a Video

Before you can record video and take photos simultaneously, you need to start with the video recording feature in the Camera app.

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Tap on (or swipe to) Video to select the video recording option.
  3. Tap on the red button to start recording.

Check the timer and make sure it’s counting up. If it timer is increasing, you know that your iPhone is recording video.

Take a Photo While Recording Video

Once your video is recording, you can snap a photo without interrupting the video.

You should see a new white-colored button appear next to the red recording button. This white button is the camera shutter button.

Tapping the white button will capture a photo while the video continues to record.

If you don’t immediately see this camera button, you should swipe right on the video recording screen to see if it will appear.

Finding Your Photos and Videos

Once you are done recording and taking photos, you can close the Camera app and jump over to the Photos app. Both the photos and videos should be clustered together at the same point in your Photos timeline.

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