iPhone 6 Camera Basics

iPhones have front and back-facing cameras. You can use the cameras to take still photos or shoot videos. For now, take a quick look at your camera by tapping the Camera app icon on the Home screen. The app opens.

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You can use the controls on the screen to

  • Switch between the front and rear cameras

  • Change from still-camera to video-camera operation by using the slider at the bottom of the screen

  • Take a picture or start recording a video

  • Choose a 3- or 10-second delay with the new Timed Photos button

  • Turn HDR (high dynamic range for better contrast) on or off

  • Tap the Flash button to set flash to On, Off, or Auto

  • Open previously captured images or videos

When you view a photo or video, you can use an iPhone sharing feature to send the image via AirDrop (iPhone 5 and later only), Message, or Mail. You can also share through iCloud Photo Sharing, a tweet, Facebook, or Flickr.

More things that you can do with images are to print them, use a still photo as wallpaper (that is, as your Home or Lock screen background image) or assign it to represent a contact, and run a slideshow.