How to Snap iPhone Pictures with Your Apple EarPods

Apple Earbuds 2

The iPhone’s camera has come a long way since its inception, currently allowing users to take clearer photos than ever thanks to the 8-MP iSight lens found in the iPhone 5. However, despite how powerful the iPhone camera has become, users still struggle with shaky shots from having to tap the screen to snap a photo. Fortunately, there’s an incredibly easy fix to this common problem, and chances are you own it already. Here’s how to snap an iPhone picture with your Apple EarPods or older earbuds. 

1. Plug your Apple earbuds into your iPhone.

2. Open up your Camera app. The quickest way to do this is to slide up on the camera icon on the bottom right of your iPhone’s lock screen.

Lock Screen

MORE: Best Smartphones 2013

 3. Choose a photo subject and steady your hand. You’ll only need one hand to hold your phone using this method, so we recommend using your primary hand to get as steady a shot as possible.

4. Snap a picture by pressing either the up or down volume button on your earbud cable.

Apple Earbuds

The best part of this little trick? No more beautiful shots ruined by the sudden jerk of your pointer finger. Now that you know how to take steadier iPhone shots than ever, get out there and unleash your inner photographer.

AUTHOR BIO
Michael Andronico
Michael Andronico
Mike Andronico has been reporting on the latest tech trends for Laptop since July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College, Mike's love for "Street Fighter," comic books, and cool gadgets has led to contributions at GameNGuide, Examiner, Joonbug, and 2D-X.
Michael Andronico on
Facebook Twitter Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE