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How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos

When you delete a photo or video, your iPhone or iPad moves it to your Recently Deleted album, where it gets automatically deleted after 30-40 days. In this album, you'll see the countdown of the number of days until it's going to be deleted. This is a great way to recover an accidentally deleted photo or video. 

You also may be deleting photos or videos to save space. In this case, you need to also delete photos and videos from the Recently Deleted album before space is freed up.

Go to Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted


How to Assign Photos to Contacts

I like seeing a photo on my iPhone screen when I'm receiving a call. However, I don't have photos associated with all of the people I speak to most frequently. Luckily, it's an easy thing to do!

In the Photos App, open the image you want to assign to your contact and select 'Assign to Contact.' 

Phone Call

How to Scroll Through Photos Quickly

If you have a lot of pictures in the Photos App, it can be time consuming to scroll through pictures to find what you're looking for. Luckily, there is an easy shortcut to scroll to the top or bottom of the pictures in an album.

Go to the Photos App and open an Album. It will show you the place in the album where you left off.

To get to the oldest photos, tap the top of the screen, near the time. You'll go to the oldest photos.


How to Capture an Image From a Video

Sometimes you take a great video at an event but fail to take any pictures. You can easily capture a still image from a video by taking a screenshot while playing the video on your iPhone.

To do this, find your video and replay it. When you see a part of the video that you want to capture as a still image, take a screenshot by pressing and holding down the home button and then press the sleep/wake button on the upper right side of your iPhone 6. The sleep/wake button is on the top of your iPhone 5.

How to Take a Picture One Handed

Many times when I'm watching my 7 month old grandson, he's doing something incredibly cute and I want to snap a quick picture. I can't quite reach the button to snap a picture with one hand, so I use the volume button to take the picture. You can also start and stop a video using the volume button.

Do you have headphones with a volume button? That works to activate the shutter too! This cool feature works on your iPad and iPhone.