How to Take, View and Save Burst Photos on iPhone (Any iPhone)

🗓️ January 17, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Photographers rank the iPhone as the Number one smartphone to take photos due to its advanced features. And one such aspect amongst the most is Burst Photos.

Burst Mode is a fantastic trait for capturing motion photos on an iPhone. Perhaps the only reliable way to take flattering candids enhances the action of shooting faster-moving toddlers and pets or any objects. However, managing the Burst is quite confusing. In this guiding tutorial will let you know how to take, view, and save burst photos on iPhone.

Burst Photo on iPhone: A Complate Guide

  • Burst Mode Photo – 10 Photos/Second

Capture the optimum moment hassle-freely with burst mode on your iPhone. You haven’t yet Used It On Your iPhone. This guide will help you out.

How To Take Burst Photo

Burst mode on iPhone is the Camera Settings, which lets you take ten shots per second. Best of all, using burst mode is relatively easy on iPhone. 

To Take On iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and later Models

Follow the steps below,

  1. Open the Camera App.
  2. Swipe the Shutter Button to the left. On the screen, you will see how many shots your iPhone has captured.
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  1. Lift the fingertip to stop.

The alternate method is,

On iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr and later model you can shoot burst Photos by press the Volume Up Buttons. But only when Use Volume Up For Burst (Settings > Camera. And then enable the toggle next to Use Volume Up For Burst) is turned on.


Now, Open the Camera app > Press the Volume Up button to Take a Bursts Photo.

To Take On iPhone X And Earlier Models,

Follow the steps below,

  1. Open the Camera App.
  2. Frame the object, then long press on the Shutter Button from the bottom screen.
  3. You will see a pop-up when you hold the shutter button. This shows how many Photos are taken.

Lift up your finger to stop capturing the Burst photo.

How To View At Burst Photos

If you find it challenging to save the photos from burst, fret not. Since your iOS device stores it automatically. And once you wind up with shooting, you can view the photos and store them. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  1. Access the Photos App, and choose Albums.
  2. Swipe down and select Bursts.
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  1. Select the Bursts from the list (Media Types).
  2. Hit on Select… from the bottom screen of the iPhone. And now you swipe through the bursts of photos.

The Gray Spot below the image indicates the images are of best focus and composition. 

How To Save Burst Photos On iPhone(All Or Individual)

As we all know, the iPhone automatically saves burst photos. But did you know you can select all burst photos and view individual burst photos on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Photos App.
  2. Choose Albums Tab > Bursts under the Media Types.
  3. Hit Select… from the bottom tab.
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  1. To save the particular picture from the array, tap on the Empty Circle at the bottom right corner; as a result, you will see the blue tick. Select Done when you are done with the Selection procedure.

Now, you will receive the pop, and from there, select Keep Everything or Keep Only [Number] Favorites (It will only save the image you have chosen, and the rest will be erased).

How To Delete Burst Photos On iPhone

There might be days you accidentally press the Camera Shutter or Volume Up button and your iPhone activates the burst mode, which eventually causes unwanted images and leads to Low Storage Issues. All the same, you can delete the burst photos by following the steps mentioned below.

  1. Navigate to Photos App.
  2. Choose Albums.
  3. Under the Media Types, and then select Bursts.
  4. From the top right corner, Select > Choose one or more photos, To delete, hit on Trash Icon.
  5. For further confirmation, select Delete [X] Photos.

Nevertheless, the image will be stored in the iPhone’s Recently Deleted Albums, where it will appear for almost 30 Days. 

Bottom Line

That’s it, folks! This is what you should know about burst photos on iPhone. Now it’s time to learn How To Transfer Photos From An iPhone To A Mac.


Q1. Can You Edit A Burst?

The updated photos app on the latest iOS 16 lets the users batch edit the photos. But if you want to edit an individual image, tap Select, check all the photos, and then hit Done. Then firmly Edit every individual image. However, if you select Edit on burst, it will change the main burst photo. 

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Q2. Can AirDrops Burst Photos?

Giving a quick look, it seems feasible. While choosing Share Icon from the iPhone’s screen, the burst image gets selected and ready to Send Pictures Using AirDrop. But in reality, you can only pass out the main image. In case you want to share every burst, you have to save all and share it. Follow our guide!

Q3. Can You Send A Burst Photos Via iMessage?

If you want to pass over the Main image, you can do so. But if you want the complete burst, you have to individually save the photos and continue sharing.

To Text All Photos From Burst: Navigate to Photos App > Select… and check out all the images. Next, select Share > Messages Icon and begin typing the receiver’s name in the To. Up next, pick out the contact from the list. Lastly, tap Send Symbol.

In The Receivers End: Hit on the Photos you receive. And swipe right to left to go through all images—the image you want, hit on Share, and then Save Photos.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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