How to Record and Watch Spatial Videos on iPhone 15 Pro with iOS 17.2 Beta and Apple Vision Pro Headset

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Great news! With the new iOS 17.2 beta update, iPhone 15 Pro users can now record 3D spatial videos, a feature that will work with the Apple Vision Pro headset coming soon.

Spatial video recording is only available for users who have joined iOS 17.2 beta program. All iPhone 15 Pro users will get this feature when the update is released to public.

Only Beta User

Apple demonstrated the amazing effects of spatial video at WWDC 2023. Spatial video changes the view according to the viewer’s movement, creating a stunning 3D effect.

WWDC 2023

Spatial video lets users capture and relive moments in 6DoF, which means they can move and look around in any direction in the recorded scene.

6DoF (Six Degrees of Freedom) technology enables spatial video by capturing and displaying scenes from various angles and direction: Up-down, left-right, and forward-backward.


To record spatial video, Go to Settings, select Camera, enable Spatial Video for Apple Vision Pro. In the Camera app, choose Spatial in Video mode.

Spatial Video Setting

The iPhone 15 Pro can record spatial video, but the best way to watch it is with the Apple Vision Pro headset. The headset is expected to launch in early 2024.

Spatial videos on the iPhone 15 Pro have a resolution of 1080p and a frame rate of 30 fps. They take up about 130MB of storage per minute.

Video Quality

Spatial videos use more storage than regular videos. Users should check their storage space before recording and delete unwanted videos to free up space.

Storage Tips

Spatial video is not only a new way to watch videos, but also a step towards VR, users can experience a smooth and realistic transition between the real and virtual worlds.