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How do I pause video? And how do I switch from front to rear camera in the same video with 5s


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
With the native camera app, you pause a playing video by tapping the screen and then selecting the pause button. Now if you're trying to "pause" a video while recording, you can't. You can only stop the video. Likewise with switching from the rear to the front camera, you must first stop the recording.


Active member
Sep 2, 2013
How do you pause a video when you are watching a video or when you are recording a video?

While you watching a video, tap the screen and then tap the Pause button. You cannot pause a video while you are recording a video. You can only stop it.

You cannot switch between the cameras while recording a video. You have to stop the video, switch the camera, and start a new video.