With some of us still in summer vacation mode, and others of us heading back to school, the one thing we all have in common is that we’re taking a crapload of photos of our kids. I realize we do this every day out of the year, but vacation and school time seem to be peak photo snapping periods. That’s why you need to be using Burst Mode on your iPhone camera (if you’re not already).

Related: When should I use Portrait Mode on my iPhone camera? 

When you open up your iPhone camera, you simply hold the shutter button under the “Photo” setting. This allows you to take a quick burst of photos, which as you might guess is handy when you’re dealing with kids who can’t sit still. It’s also great for sporting events, pets, or even difficult family photo sessions. When you go into your gallery, you’ll see them as one photo marked “Burst” with the number of photos you took. Simple hit the “Select” button at the bottom of your screen to see all of them so you can select the ones you want to keep, and the ones you want to ditch.

You might have inadvertently used Burst Mode since it’s so easy to activate, or if you’re like me, you’ve got a zillion photos of random things on your phone in Burst Mode because your children have figured it out too.

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