Here’s how to quickly record a video on your iPhone without messing with the camera settings

Spotting a good scene or rare event and need to quickly capture a video using your iPhone? Use QuickTake!

QuickTake is an iOS feature introduced back in iOS 13 that lets iPhone users to quick take a video without messing with the iPhone camera settings. One reason Apple introduced this is because overtime, the iPhone camera menu is getting more and more complicated – there’s night mode, cinematic mode and more, making it difficult to capture best / rare moments easily because the need to toggle here and there first before getting it right. With QuickTake, you can just activate the iPhone camera and start recording video. Check out the details below.

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Here’s how you can quickly record video on iPhone using QuickTake feature

These are the steps to activate QuickTake feature on the iPhone camera.

1) Turn on your iPhone / wake your iPhone screen up.

2) Without logging in, tap on the camera icon located at the bottom of the iPhone lock screen to activate iPhone camera.

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3) Without changing the camera modes, quickly tap and hold the Shutter button (white circle button) in “Photo” mode. It will start recording video while you press the Shutter button. There are 2 options here:
1st Option: Keep recording video while keep pressing the Shutter button. If you prefer this option, then keep pressing the Shutter button while recording the video. Once you have captured the video you want to capture, release the Shutter button to stop the iPhone camera from recording.
2nd Option: Keep recording video but without keep pressing the Shutter button. If you prefer this option, once the iPhone camera start recording video, slide your finger to the right side of the screen, from Shutter button to the lock button. Once reached the lock button, you can release your finger from the button, the iPhone camera will still record the video until you press the Shutter button again to stop it from recording.

4) As an alternative, rather than tapping and holding the Shutter button (white circle button) in “Photo” mode to quickly record a video, you can press and hold “Volume Down” button to also start recording video. But using this method, you won’t have the option keep recording video without keep pressing the button.

QuickTake compatible devices

Although QuickTake is like purely software feature (at least this what I thought) – which Apple has backed into iOS 13 or later, but apparently there’s some hardware limitation that Apple put in place to use QuickTake feature.

QuickTake feature is only compatible with any iPhone models starting from iPhone XS and iPhone XR or later model. In case you are not sure whether your iPhone is before or after iPhone XS/XR, you can use this list to check: iPhone models since beginning at JILAXZONE. If your iPhone is listed after iPhone XS or XR, then your are good to go.

Bring it all together

So, never miss any good moments anymore. Use QuickTake to quickly activate your iPhone camera and start recording video. In case you have any difficulties / questions, feel free to post a comment on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to assist.

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