Apple® iPhone® - Record a Time Lapse Video

Note Notes:

  • With the Time-Lapse option, the camera snaps pictures at selected time intervals. A video is created from the images captured.
  • This feature is available on the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus 
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus 
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
    • iPhone 4s


  1. From the Home screen, tap Camera Camera icon.
  2. Move the list of camera options (e.g., PHOTO, VIDEO, PANO, etc.) to the right or left until "Time Lapse" appears above the camera start/stop button.
  3. Aim, then tap the Start/Stop button Start icon to start recording the time-lapse video.
  4. Tap the Start/Stop button Stop icon to stop recording the time-lapse video.
    The volume up key on the left side of the device can also be used to start/stop recording video.