How to take photos with your iPhone or iPad
The Camera app on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad means you're never more than a swipe or tap or two from taking a picture and capturing a magic moment. While the camera app might look simple, there's a lot going on inside. It has auto-focus and auto-exposure, and both can be changed with just a tap of the screen. There are also options for high dynamic range (HDR), to switch between rear-facing and front-facing cameras, and even live filters and burst mode.
How to take pictures with the iPhone and iPad
- Launch the Camera app from your iPhone or iPad's Home screen.
- Move your iPhone or iPad around until what you see on the screen matches the image you want to capture.
- Rotate your iPhone or iPad from portrait to landscape or vice versa to change the orientation. (You'll the see the icons change as confirmation.)
- Tap the Shutter button to take your picture.
That's it! Your photo has now been taken and saved to the Camera Roll. You can access it at any time by launching the Photos app.
How to get more help with Camera for iPhone and iPad
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