How to Take a Still Photo While Shooting Video on an iPhone

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This is a favorite tip of mine for the iPhone. You can shoot video and take a still photo while you’re recording. There have been many times when I was shooting video and wanted to take a quick snapshot. Luckily, doing so on an iPhone is super easy. Here’s how to take a still photo while shooting video on your iPhone.

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How to Take a Still Photo While Shooting Video

  1. Open the Camera app and swipe over to Video.
  2. Tap the red button at the center to start recording video.
  3. To take a still photo while you’re recording, tap the white button located in the bottom left corner of the screen.

  4. The photo will automatically save to your Photos app.
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Conner Carey's writing can be found at 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.