Camera and Photos App Overview

Do you remember having to carry around huge cameras in a big camera bag? Or even a larger video camera just to capture special moments? Then you would have to get the photos developed and put them all into a photo album. It can be quite time consuming! Luckily now you don’t have to worry about that. This is because iPhones come with a built-in camera that allows you to take quick snapshots of scenery, your friends and family, or even yourself! And the best part is that as soon as you take a photo or record a video it automatically gets saved to your Photos app. During this lesson we are going to look at both the Camera app and Photos app on your iPhone.

Camera App

There are two cameras that are on your iPhone: one at the front and one at the back. These cameras are generally used for different purposes. The front facing camera is often used for “selfies” or during video chats. The back facing camera is used like a regular camera to take photos of other objects, events, or sceneries. You will use the front facing camera when taking a photo of yourself or while you are FaceTiming your friends and family. The back facing camera is great if you want to take photos of the flower in the garden or of the weather outside.

iOS camera app icon

The Camera app icon is grey with a camera symbol in the center. Once you tap on this icon the app will open and will be ready to use. This means you can immediately start taking photos!

Photos App

Once the photo is taken, your iPhone immediately stores that photo in the photos and videos in the Photos app. This is where you can view, edit or delete photos and videos. If you want to view the photos, you can click on the Photos App and view the photo you have taken. You also have the option of viewing your photos later on.

iOS photos app icon

The Photos app is a white icon that has a colourful flower in the center on your home screen or in your App Library.

Now let’s move on to the fun stuff where I will show you how to take photos and record videos on your iPhone!

Geek Squad Agent George