How to View Burst Photos on iPhone (UPDATED for iOS 11)

Taking an iPhone burst photo is a great way to guarantee you get the action shot you want. If you stumble across a once-in-a-lifetime shot and want to be certain you have plenty of images to choose from, Burst Mode on iPhone is the way to do it. But when you take a photo in Burst Mode on iPhone, all the pictures are shown together as one photo in the Photos app. This leaves a lot of people wondering how to view burst photos then save their favorite individual burst photos. What is Burst Mode on iPhone? It's a sequence of photos taken quickly one after the other by holding your finger on the iPhone's shutter button. There's no need to turn iPhone Burst Mode on like other iPhone camera functions. Burst Mode is always ready, allowing you to capture action shots at a moment's notice. We'll cover how to view burst photos as well as how to save the iPhone burst photos you want to keep. 

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Table of Contents:

How to Take Burst Photos on iPhone

How to Look at Burst Images

How to Save Individual Burst Photos

Related: What Is HDR and How to Use It on iPhone

How to Take Burst Photos

  • Open your Camera app.

  • Once you’ve framed your shot, tap and hold on the shutter button at the bottom of the screen.

How to Save an Individual Photo from Your Burst ImagesHow to Save an Individual Photo from Your Burst Images

  • You’ll notice a counter pop up as you hold down the shutter. This indicates how many images you’ve taken so far.

  • In the Photos app, your burst of images will be clustered together and can be identified by an icon at the top of the lead image, which reads, “Burst.”

How to Look at Burst Images

  • Open the Photos app and locate the cluster of burst photos.

  • Tap Select at the bottom of the screen. 

  

  • Here you can swipe through and view all the burst photos you just took.

How to Save Individual Burst Photos

  • In the Photos app, locate the cluster of burst photos you want to open.

  • Tap Select.

  • Here you can swipe through all the burst photos you just took.

  

  • Tap each picture to select your favorites from the bunch.

  • Once you’ve selected your favorites, tap Done in the upper right corner.

  • Select either Keep Everything (in order to keep the burst cluster) or select Keep Only [#] Favorites (in order to save only the favorites you selected).

 

Top Image Credit: Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com

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Rheanne Taylor is the associate editor of iPhone Life magazine. In her spare time Rheanne is an avid iPhoneographer who loves trying out the latest apps and gadgets for her iPhone camera. She recently graduated with her BA in literature and writing from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.