QuikTake was introduced as an exclusive feature of the iPhone 11 lineup. It’s marketing utility has faded in the past couple of months and Apple is now ready to unlock it for the 2018 iPhone models too. If you’re an owner of an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR model, you will automatically enable QuikTake for your device as soon as you update to iOS 14.
Important: At the time of writing, iOS 14 is in its early beta testing stages. The 14th iOS generation is scheduled to be publicly released this fall, alongside the iPhone 12 flagships. We’re currently testing it and you can do it too, with the help of our iOS 14 Developer Beta tutorial.
How To QuickTake Video On iPhone
As long as you own a compatible iPhone you can easily QuickTake by following these simple steps:
1. Open the Camera app and the Photo mode opens up as default.
2. Tap & hold the Shutter button to start recording.
Tip: Slide-right to lock the recording mode and continue filming while releasing your finger from the Shutter.
3. Release when ready. If you had a longer recording and used the lock mode, tap the ‘Stop’ button to end.
Fact: To shoot photos in Burst-mode (the old function of the Shutter button long-press in Photo mode), swipe the Shutter button to the left and hold until you get the best glimpse of the action.
Trick To QuickTake Video With Volume Buttons
iOS 14 brings a new way of triggering the QuickTake feature as well as the Burst Mode on compatible iPhones.
1. QuickTake with Volume Down: Click & hold the Volume Down button to QuickTake in the Camera Photo mode. The footage ends as soon as you release the Volume button. There is no option to lock the video recording mode and continue filming after you release the Volume Down key.
2. Burst Mode with Volume Up: Press & hold the Volume Up button to trigger Burst mode and shoot pictures in cascade to catch the perfect frame.
Fact: The iPhone Camera QuickTake feature is also available for the 2nd generation iPhone SE released in the spring of 2020.
Quick Toggles In Video Mode For All iPhones
iOS 14 expands one more feature that was exclusive to the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max from launch date. I’m talking about the quick toggles for easily changing video resolution directly from the Video mode of the Camera app.
Until now, users had to browse for the Settings app -> Camera -> Record Video to change the capture format.
How To: After you update to iOS 14, you’ll find the quick toggles in the upper-right corner of the Camera Viewfinder, when in Video mode.
Tap on the video format to switch between HD and 4K and on 30 or 60 to change the frame rate.
Do you find the QuickTake feature useful? Are you using it often? Let us know in the comments section available below.
Related: iOS 14 brings lots of new features to the iPhone. Some of the key ones include the spectacular Home Screen widgets, the Sound Recognition Accessibility feature and more. However, there are plenty hidden new enhancements like Emoji Search, the ability to rename a paired Bluetooth device and others. Do check out or complete collection of iOS 14 new features here.