Change the Slow Motion Video Recording Speed on iPhone

By Lois Green, Saturday, April 09, 2016

How do you like the slo-mo video-recording mode on the iPhone 5s/6/6s? I bet you will find it interesting if you've read our guide on how to record slo-mo videos on iPhone previously. But most of you might not realize that the frame rate of the slow motion video is adjustable and you've got 2 settings altogether: 120 FPS (Frames Per Second) slow-motion capturing and the new default of 240 FPS slow-motion capturing. So, what's the difference?

The Difference in 120 FPS and 240FPS Slow Motion

1080p HD at 120 FPS: It's the default choice for slo-mo video recording when this feature first launched on the iPhone 5. (1080p Slo-mo = 375 MB a minute)

720p HD at 240 FPS: Now the upgraded iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has added 240 FPS as the default choice for slo-mo video recording. And the new iPhones still offer 120 FPS slo-mo capturing. (720p Slo-mo = 300 MB a minute)

How to Toggle between the Two Different Speeds

1. Launch the Settings app on iPhone 6s/6.

2. Scroll down until you see Photo & Camera, tap on it.

3. From the Photo & Camera setting menu, select Record Slo-mo.

4. There are two options to choose: 1080p HD at 120 fps and 720p HD at 240 fps. Choose the one you like by clicking on it.

Change Slo-Mo Video Speed


Slo-Mo Video Speed


Note that slo-mo video recorded at 240 FPS or 120 FPS might take up a huge size of the iPhone storage, so make sure that your iPhone have enough room to store the videos. And if you are looking for high quality slo-motion recording, then go for the 240 PFS. But if you're not care much about the quality, then use 120 FPS will be just fine.

2  likes

Thank you for providing feedback!