The iPhone camera has 6 different modes (timelapse, slow motion, photo, video, photo, portrait, panorama) to help you capture all kinds of moments. With the right iPhone camera settings and accessories, you can easily take high quality photos and record professional quality videos on your iPhone.
Still, unexpected things can happen with the iPhone camera. Imagine you can’t capture your child’s first step because the camera app didn’t show you the option to record a video. It ’s terrible, is n’t it? This guide describes some of the factors that can cause you to lose video mode from your iPhone’s camera settings. It also highlights eight possible solutions to the problem.
1. End an ongoing voice or video call
iOS temporarily hides the video mode from the camera app when making a voice or video call. It covers all calls such as mobile phone calls, FaceTime calls, WhatsApp calls, zoom meetings and Skype calls. You may not notice that the Slo-mo option also doesn’t appear in the camera app during a call.
End an ongoing call or conference and see if it restores your video options. If you cannot end the call, use the following solution to record the video during the call.
2. Record video using QuickTake
QuickTake is an iPhone camera feature that allows you to record video in photo mode. You can record QuickTake videos even when you’re making a voice or video call.
Open the camera app and hold down the shutter button to start recording.Shutter button record button. Hold down the record button and swipe right to lock the recording.
If your iPhone is running iOS 14 (or later), hold down one of the volume buttons to record a QuickTake video from Photo mode. Please note that you cannot lock QuickTake video when recording with the volume button. You must press and hold the volume button to continue recording.
Note: QuickTake is only available on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and new iPhone models. If you can’t record video by holding down the shutter button, your iPhone’s camera may not support QuickTake.
3. Restart your iPhone
If you don’t have a video option in the iPhone Camera app settings when you’re not calling, restart your iPhone and check again.Move to settingselect Universalselect shut down, Move the “Slide to power off” slider to the right. Wait for the iPhone to shut down completely, press and hold the side button, and then power cycle.
Open the Camera app and see if video mode is available. This troubleshooting method worked for some iPhone users, but others complained that after a while the video option was lost again. If the video mode keeps disappearing on your iPhone, try the following solutions.
4. Keep iPhone camera settings
If you change your iPhone’s camera settings (exposure, mode, filters, timers, etc.) during a session, iOS will reset the settings when you close the camera app. If you keep the camera settings, closing the app will not change any changes made to the camera app.
Discussions about Apple support threads suggest that some iPhone users were able to prevent the loss of video options by preserving the camera mode setting.
Move to setting >> >> camera >> >> Hold settings Switch on Camera mode..
Restart your iPhone and launch the Camera app to see if your video options are retained.
5. Change the privacy settings of the camera
If a third party app is using the iPhone camera at the same time, the camera app may malfunction. Disable camera access in all apps and see if video mode returns to the camera app.
Head to setting >> >> privacy >> >> camera Turn off camera access for all apps in the list.
Performing a “reset settings” will not delete your personal files or apps. This action only clears settings related to privacy, mobile and Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth, payments (Apple Pay), locations, and more.
7. Update iOS
Are you running an older or older version of iOS on your iPhone? Installing the latest iOS version may eliminate the software bugs that cause the problem.Move to setting >> >> Universal >> >> Software update Check for available iOS updates.
8. Roll back iOS updates
Beta and early iOS versions are unstable and full of bugs that break certain system features. If you can’t find the video option after installing the (unstable or beta) iOS update, roll back your iPhone to a stable iOS version. See this guide for iOS downgrade.
Check your iPhone
If you still don’t see the missing video option in the Camera app, contact Apple Support or contact your local authorized Apple service provider.