How to record slow motion video on iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR

Apple’s iPhone devices have always been known for recording great slow motion videos. However, on the Android side of the world, slow-motion videos have taken a huge step forward by supporting up to 960 fps slo-mo recording in 1080p resolution.

The iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, even with the new A12 Bionic Chip could only record slo-mo videos at 240 fps in 1080p resolution. This is terrible for a smartphone that costs up to $1449.

Anyway, for it’s worth, it’s safe to say that iPhone XS and iPhone XR offers one of the best slow-motion video recordings (at 240 fps) in the market. Let’s see how to record slo-mo videos on your new iPhone.

  1. Check Slo-mo fps setting

    Before you start recording slow motion videos on your iPhone XS or iPhone XR, make sure the slow-motion recording settings are correctly set by going to Settings » Camera » tap Record Slo-mo and select the Slo-mo recording fps setting to either 240 fps or 120 fps, as per your requirement.

  2. Open the Camera app and tap SLO-MO

    Open the camera app on your iPhone and tap SLO-MO on the left (or swipe twice to the left) to get to the slow-motion video recording screen.

  3. Tap the Red button to start shooting

    Touch the red button to start recording slow motion videos on your iPhone XS and iPhone XR.