How To Get Clearer Pics With Your iPhone Camera Scott Ellis April 26, 2012 Tip A Day 10 Comments 184 Shares Google+ 52 Twitter 60 Facebook 42 LinkedIn 19 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 11 184 Shares × Tip A Day #14 In some circumstances getting a clear shot with your iPhone is a little more challenging than with a regular camera. I recently learned (ok, months ago) a bit of insight that can help get clear pictures with the iPhone. What I didn’t realize, and some of you may not, is that your iPhone snaps the picture when you take your finger off the virtual button, not when you tap it down. Undoubtedly that’s by design because when you first press your finger to the screen you’re likely to shake the camera ever so slightly, but that’s all it takes to ruin any picture. BTW, this also worked with all Android devices we tested. iPhone now also allows you to snap a pic by pressing down the volume button on the side of the phone when you are in camera mode. However, in that circumstance, it does snap the picture when you press it down. BTW, this little iPhone insight courtesy of Scott Kublin. That’s it for this tip. Take some awesome iPhone pics and share them, and your tip ideas, with me on Google+ at gplus.to/scottellis or on Twitter @vsellis.com. Learn Something New Everyday! 10 Responses Stefan April 26, 2012 This is a great tip! I remember you sharing it with me at CES and I have been taking better shots ever since! Thanks! John Hays April 26, 2012 Scott!! Wow, I am SO out of the loop! I didn’t know you were part of Geekbeat now! That’s awesome! John Scott Ellis April 26, 2012 Thanks John, started contributing on camera at CES this year. It’s been a blast! Lisa Marie Mary April 26, 2012 Awesome! I was having issues about ‘when’ the pic was getting snapped – now I know! Thanks, Scott! Shawn Weisfeld April 26, 2012 For those Windows Phone users, when you press down on the camera button the picture is taken. However, on my Nokia Lumina 900, if I half way hold down the camera button it will auto focus the picture, press it the rest of the way down and it will snap the pic. Henry Escolano April 26, 2012 You can also use the iPhone headset as a remote switch. Pushing the volume button on the headset also snaps the picture. EclipseGc April 26, 2012 I have shaky hands and have known about this “solution” for a long time (works at least as far back as the original 3G), that being said, Camera+ is a relatively inexpensive app and has a burst mode that I find invaluable for capturing children. In fact the biggest problem with this solution is the volume of photos I have to sift back through, but it’s well worth the effort and has gotten me a ton of photos I would have NEVER caught any other way. A recent update for it allows it to use the volume + button as well, and this makes getting bursts of photos very very easy. I can’t suggest it enough for anyone who has this issue. Eclipse Chris May 6, 2012 Thanks for the tip, it works in HTC Droid Incredible Android phone also.