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iPhone Hidden Camera Features
Not Everything An iPhone Can Do Is Obvious
By Shirley Craig, Rev Up Transmedia

  This is Part 1 of a series by Shirley Craig called  HIDDEN iPHONE TIPS & TRICKS


Since we are mobile app developers at Rev Up Transmedia, we wanted to offer you some cool tips on hidden features and short cuts for your iPhone and iPad. We'll be adding more tricks each week so bookmark this page for easy access!

Here are some great suggestions to make using the iPhone camera easier. You know, of course, that the camera icon on the home screen (iOS5) now allows you to instantly access the camera without even having to unlock the iPhone.


Simply slide the camera icon up and the camera app will open automatically. So now you won't miss that perfect shot fumbling to find the camera app! 




If you want to review the photo you just took without leaving the camera app, simply swipe left to right after taking the shot to access your images and camera roll. A very handy way to make sure you got the picture you wanted.

Tired of shakey pictures? Try holding the phone with both hands and use the Volume + (plus) button on the side of the phone as a camera shutter to capture the picture.


This also works using the + button on your Apple ear buds volume control too!


Since the phone is a point and shoot camera, we don't always take focus into consideration. The iPhone will assume you want to focus on whatever is in the center of the frame, which will be indicated by the focus square that shows up when you are getting ready to take a picture.

But if you want to focus on something else or ensure you're in focus, simply tap on the screen to bring up a new focus box. This will automatically shift the focus to the point where you tapped. It will also adjust for lighting conditions, set the exposure and white balance the camera for you. Pretty cool!


Also if the lighting is low, make sure you have turned on the flash button at the top of the iPhone screen.


Your iPhone Camera also has a built in zoom. To access it, just zoom in with your two fingers and the zoom control bar will appear at the bottom of the frame.

And last but not least, as you probably know, clicking the icon below switches the lens to the person taking the picture. Ideal when using Facetime or when you want to take a picture of yourself or share a roaming self-guided tour of Italy!

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Shirley Craig has been involved in training and teaching Apple and iOS apps for years. Read Shirley's All Things Apple Blog  http://www.revuptransmedia.com/index.php/tutorials/training-blog for more


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