How to Record on iPhone 13

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Recording videos on the iPhone 13 is a breeze, thanks to its advanced camera capabilities. Whether you want to capture precious moments with your loved ones or create professional content, the iPhone 13 offers a range of features that make recording videos an enjoyable experience. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to record videos on your iPhone 13 and explore some handy tips and tricks along the way.

Step 1: Launching the Camera App

To begin recording a video, you need to open the Camera app on your iPhone 13. You can do this by tapping on the Camera icon located on your home screen or swiping left from the lock screen.

Step 2: Switching to Video Mode

Once you have launched the Camera app, you will notice various shooting modes at the bottom of the screen. Swipe left or right until you find Video, indicated by a red record button. Tap on it to switch to video mode.

Step 3: Adjusting Video Settings

Prior to pressing the record button, it’s important to adjust some video settings according to your preferences. To access these settings, tap on the icon located at the top right corner of the screen.

In this menu, you can choose different resolutions and frame rates for your videos. Higher resolutions such as 4K offer more detail but occupy more storage space, while lower resolutions like 1080p conserve storage but may sacrifice some quality. Select your desired resolution and frame rate by tapping on them.


  • Frame Rate: Higher frame rates such as 60 fps result in smoother videos, while lower frame rates like 30 fps save battery life and storage.
  • Resolution: Use higher resolutions for professional or important recordings, and lower resolutions for everyday use.

Step 4: Framing the Shot

Before you start recording, it’s essential to frame your shot. The iPhone 13 has a built-in grid that can help you align your subjects and create visually pleasing compositions. To enable the grid, go to > Grid, and toggle it on.

You can also use the rule of thirds to compose your shot effectively. Imagine the screen divided into nine equal rectangles by two horizontal and two vertical lines. Position your subject along these lines or at their intersections to create a more balanced and visually appealing composition.


  • Focus & Exposure: Tap on the screen to set the focus and exposure point. You can also adjust these settings manually by sliding your finger up or down on the screen after tapping.
  • HDR: Enable High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode for better exposure in challenging lighting conditions.

Step 5: Recording Your Video

You are now ready to start recording! Simply tap on the red record button located at the bottom center of the screen. While recording, you will see a timer indicating the duration of your video at the top right corner.

If you want to capture a still photo while recording, you can do so by tapping on the white shutter button located next to the record button.


  • Stop Recording: To stop recording, tap on the red record button again or press the volume up or down button.
  • Lock Focus & Exposure: To lock the focus and exposure during recording, tap and hold on your subject until you see a yellow box appear. This ensures that the camera maintains focus and exposure even if you move.

Step 6: Editing and Sharing Your Video

After recording your video, you can edit it directly on your iPhone 13 using the built-in Photos app. Open the app, locate your video in the Videos album, and tap on it to open it. From here, you can trim the video, apply filters, add music, and more.

To share your video with others, tap on the Share icon located at the bottom left corner of the screen. Choose your preferred sharing method such as Messages, Mail, or social media platforms.


  • Trim Video: Trim unwanted portions of your video by dragging the yellow handles at either end of the timeline.
  • Apply Filters: Enhance the look of your video by applying various filters available in the Photos app.

With these simple steps, you can now confidently record and personalize videos on your iPhone 13. So go ahead and capture the moments that matter to you, and unleash your creativity with the powerful camera features of the iPhone 13!

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