How Do I Turn on Video Camera on iPad?

Have you ever tried to use your iPad’s video camera but couldn’t figure out how to turn it on? Fear not, as we have the answer for you! In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to turn on the video camera on your iPad.

Step 1: Access Control Center

The first step is to access the Control Center of your iPad. To do this, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen. This will bring up the Control Center.


If you have an iPad with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen and then swipe up again in the middle of the screen.

Step 2: Tap Camera Icon

Once you are in Control Center, look for the camera icon which looks like a camera lens. Tap on it to open the Camera app.


If you want to take a picture instead of recording a video, simply tap once on the camera icon.

Step 3: Switch to Video Mode

By default, when you open Camera app, it opens in photo mode. To switch to video mode, tap on the video icon which is located at the bottom right corner of your screen.


You can also switch between different modes such as slow-motion and time-lapse by swiping left or right from video mode.

Step 4: Start Recording

Once you are in video mode, simply tap on the red record button located at the center of your screen. Your iPad will start recording immediately.


You can also pause and resume recording by tapping on the white circle button located next to red record button.

  • TIP: You can use volume buttons on the side of your iPad to zoom in and out while recording video.
  • TIP: You can also use front-facing camera to record yourself by tapping on the camera icon located at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 5: Stop Recording

To stop recording, simply tap on the red record button again. The video will be saved automatically to your Photos app.


You can access your recorded videos by opening the Photos app and tapping on the Videos album.

That’s it! You have successfully learned how to turn on and use the video camera on your iPad. With these simple steps, you can now capture all of life’s special moments with ease.