Sometimes you're shooting a video with the built-in iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad Camera app and you find yourself wanting to take a still photo at the same time. Whether it's an amazing moment amid the action, or just a great composition you want to capture in its won right, there are times when you'll want to have your video and photo too! Luckily, Apple makes it easy to do.
How to shoot a still photo while simultaneously capturing video on your iPhone or iPad.
Launch the Camera app from your iPhone or iPad Home screen
Tap the take picture button to the left of the stop/start button.
The screen will flash white to indicate you've taken the photo. Every time you tap the take picture button, another photo will be saved to your Camera Roll, while at the same time your video will just keep recording.
Note: Originally published February, 2012 by Leanna Lofte. Updated July, 2014.