Tip of the Day: How to Take Pictures While Shooting Video on Your iPhone

Master your iPhone and iPad. Sign up here to get our Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.

What do you do when you're recording a video on your iPhone and a perfect picture-taking moment arises? Do you stop recording? Or do you let the moment go by? If you have an iPhone 5 or later model, you can relax and take the picture while you continue to record your video. Here's how:

When you are recording a video on your iPhone, a shutter button appears to the left of the record button where you usually see a thumbnail of your most recent photo. Tap the shutter button to capture the the photo while your video continues to record.


Top image credit: 1000 Words / Shutterstock.com

Did you enjoy this tip? Sign up here to get the tip of the day delivered right to your inbox.

Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.