How to Preview a Photo without Leaving the Camera App (2022)

Want to view the picture you just took immediately without returning to the Home screen and locating the Photos app? Here's how!

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The greatest part about the age of digital cameras is the ability to see exactly what you captured in a photo immediately after you take it. Gone are the days of the thumb picture or the blinking family photo. That's why we love how easy it is to view your recent photos directly within the Camera app on your iPhone. 

Related: iPhone Camera Zoom Explained: Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Quickly view your last photo to make sure it's perfect.
  • Never leave the Camera app again to view photos.

Preview Photo in the Camera App

If you want to see the picture you just took without leaving the Camera app, follow the steps below. For more tips like this, sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

  1. Open the Camera app.

    Open the Camera app.
  2. Take a picture. 

    Take a picture. 
  3. Tap the thumbnail of the photo in the bottom left corner to view it.

     Tap the thumbnail of the photo in the bottom left corner to view it.
  4. From here, you can swipe back and forth to view other pictures.

    From here, you can swipe back and forth to view other pictures.
  5. To return to the Camera app, simply tap the back arrow.

    Tap back arrow

Now, you can see that picture instantly without returning to your Home screen or searching through the Photos app. While some of us may miss the authenticity of film, there's definitely something to be said for ease and convenience in the digital age!

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.