While it used to require the download of a completely separate app, Apple has made it very easy to take photos while recording video, and the feature continues to improve.
The feature first shipped with the iPhone 5, but with the latest iOS and iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, both the quality of the photos and videos have improved, thanks to the iPhone’s improved camera.
To access the feature, just launch the native iOS camera and start recording a video. As you’re recording, you’ll find a white button in the bottom right-hand corner. To take a phone while recording, just tap that button.
The feature works on all iPhones from the iPhone 5 onwards, but will behave differently on each phone depending on the hardware.
With the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and SE, you’ll get the best results, with the ability to shoot an 8-megapixel photo while shooting 4K video. On the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, photos taken while recording video will be 4-megapixel photos.
Do you find the feature useful? When have you used it? Let us know in the comments.
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