Your iPhone has two cameras on it. One camera is on the back of the device and points away from you if you are looking at your iPhone screen. The other camera is above the screen.
You can switch between these two cameras by pressing a button on the Camera app interface.
Our steps below will show you which button allows you to switch between the rear-facing and front-facing camera like this.
You can then use this knowledge to switch between the cameras on your iPhone so that you can use the option which is best suited to your picture-taking needs.
Change from the Back to Front Camera in iOS 10
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10. These same steps will work for other iPhone models using the same version of iOS, as well as most other versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Camera app.
Step 2: Tap the button at the bottom-right corner of the screen that looks like a camera with two circular arrows inside of it.
You can then tap the same button when you are done using the front-facing camera to switch back to the rear-facing camera. Note that the active camera will remain selected when you close the app, and will not change until you manually press the button in step 2 above.
Not every camera feature or function is available when the front-facing camera is active. Newer iPhone models have more options for the front-facing camera than older iPhone models.
Now that you know how to switch between camera on the iPhone, you can easily move between the back and front-facing cameras as needed.
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