How to Do a Boomerang on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of scrolling through your Instagram feed and seeing all those cool boomerangs? Well, now it’s time for you to join in on the fun!

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do a boomerang on your iPhone. So grab your phone and let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Instagram App

If you haven’t already, download and install the Instagram app from the App Store. Once it’s installed, tap on the app icon to open it.

Step 2: Tap on the Camera Icon

In the bottom center of the screen, you’ll see a camera icon. Tap on it to open the camera.

Step 3: Swipe Right to Select Boomerang Mode

At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see several modes such as “Live,” “Boomerang,” “Normal,” and more. Swipe right until you reach “Boomerang” mode.

Step 4: Find a Good Subject

A boomerang is essentially a looping video, so find something or someone that can make an interesting motion or action. It could be a person jumping, waves crashing, or even your pet doing something cute.


  • Keep it short: Boomerangs are most effective when they’re just a few seconds long.
  • Add some movement: Look for subjects with movement or create movement yourself by spinning around or waving your arms.
  • Bright lighting: Boomerangs tend to look better with good lighting, so try to find an area with plenty of natural light.

Step 5: Tap and Hold the Record Button

Once you have your subject ready, tap and hold the record button. The app will automatically capture a short clip of video.

Step 6: Review and Share Your Boomerang

After recording your boomerang, you’ll be taken to a preview screen where you can review your creation. If you’re happy with it, tap on the right arrow icon to proceed to the sharing screen.


  • Edit: You can add filters, adjust the playback speed, or trim your boomerang before sharing it. Just tap on the Edit button on the preview screen.
  • Caption and hashtags: Add a catchy caption and relevant hashtags to increase the visibility of your boomerang.
  • Share: Choose whether you want to share your boomerang on your feed, story, or send it directly to friends via direct message.

Congratulations! You’ve just learned how to do a boomerang on your iPhone using the Instagram app. Now go out there and create some captivating looping videos that will impress all your friends!

If you found this tutorial helpful, don’t forget to share it with others who might also want to learn how to do a boomerang on their iPhones. Happy boomeranging!

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