How to Take Burst Photos on iPhone (2022)

Never miss a moment with the Burst mode feature on the iPhone camera. We'll walk you through how to take burst photos.

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Have you ever tried to capture the perfect picture of lightning during a summer storm? Or have you attempted to take a photo right as your nephew shot the game-winning goal? If so, then you know how difficult it is to get the right shot at the right time. That's where Burst mode comes in. We'll walk you through questions like what is burst mode on an iPhone, and how to take burst photos. 

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Learn how to take a bbunch of photos at once directly on your iPhone's camera.
  • Never miss the best action shot with quick-moving sequence photography.

How to Take a Burst Photo

Burst mode is feature built-in to the iPhone Camera app that allows you to take ten photos per second for any given number of seconds. This feature is great for capturing a subject in motion, or simply for ensuring you have at least one usable picture. For more tips for using your Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day! Here's how to do a burst of photos on iPhone.

  1. Open the Camera app.

    Open the Camera app.
  2. Swipe the Shutter button to the left. Lift your finger to stop.

    Swipe the Shutter button to the left. Lift your finger to stop.
  3. Then, to select the photos you want to keep, tap the photo thumbnail.

    Then, to select the photos you want to keep, tap the photo thumbnail.
  4. Tap Select.

    Tap Select.
  5. The gray dots will mark suggested photos, but you can keep any you choose. 

    The gray dots will mark suggested photos, but you can keep any you choose. 
  6. Tap the circle in the lower-right corner on each picture you want to save.

    Tap the circle in the lower-right corner on each picture you want to save.
  7. Tap Done

    Tap Done. 
  8. You'll get a chance to choose whether you'd like to save all your photos or just the selected ones.

    Save one or all burst photos

And that's how you take many photos at once with Burst mode! Some of the best pictures in my whole camera role were taken with Burst mode, and I highly recommend you try this super cool, built-in feature on your iPhone camera! 

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life, a published poet, and a longtime Apple enthusiast. Before graduating in the spring of 2021 with her Master’s degree in Literature, specializing in early 20th-century American and British Modernism, she was a college writing tutor and University English professor. Her latest piece, "Temporizing: Self Portrait" can be found in the Winter '21 edition of New Note Poetry. Although an enthusiastic traveler, you can most often find Rachel curled up under a blanket with a glass of red wine, reading a book with her cat Blue in Charlotte, North Carolina.