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Using "Burst" on iPhone 5S iOS7: Question?

5980 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2013 7:38 AM by Nadnerb19 RSS
smitty195 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Sep 23, 2013 8:50 PM



I'm not sure I understand what this new "Burst" thing is on my iPhone 5S. I do understand how to operate it---you just hold your finger down on the button and it goes "click click click click click" really fast. But after that, then what? Where did those pictures go? I've tried it several times, and I can only find ONE photo on my camera roll. What happened to all of those other pictures that I heard it taking?


I guess I'm confused as to what this feature is and what it does. I have searched Google for this question, I've searched this forum for this question, but I can not locate an explanation of it anywhere. I would sure appreciate someone letting me know what exactly this feature is.



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,885 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 9:05 PM (in response to smitty195)
    • Take rapid-fire shots: (iPhone 5s) Touch and hold the shutter button to take photos in burst mode. The counter shows how many shots you’ve taken, until you lift your finger. To see
      the suggested shots and select the photos you want to keep, tap the thumbnail, then tap “Favorites.” The gray dot(s) mark the suggested photos. To copy a photo from the burst as a separate photo in Camera Roll, tap the circle on the lower-right corner. To delete the burst of photos, tap it, then tap trashcan icon.


  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,885 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 9:36 PM (in response to smitty195)

    You're welcome.

    smitty195 wrote:




    ----not sure how it figures out which photo to display as the "main" photo yet.

    Apple A7 chip in iPhone 5s checks your exposure, sharpness, faces, action etc. to provide the main photo(s).

  • markt99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2013 4:43 PM (in response to smitty195)

    this is horrible executed.  It took me a long time searching the internet to find this post to figure this out.  It is completely un intuitive.


    Poor job Apple

  • Nadnerb19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to smitty195)

    What if you want to take blur shots? Why is not an option to turn on or off burst mode?


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