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Focus Your iPhone Photos Without Tapping The Screen In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

I’m sure you all know that you canĀ take a photo with your iPhone using the volume up button. If not, do it real quick right now, and prepare to have your entire iPhone photo taking experience changed.

No, really, launch the Camera app, flip that iPhone onto its side, putting it into landscape orientation, and then hold it like a traditional point and shoot camera. Press down on the volume up button to snap a picture. Brilliant!

Camera+ was the first non-Apple app to use this control scheme, at least until Apple put a stop to it by rolling the feature into the actual operating system. Now, in iOS 7 beta, Apple’s added another little fun feature. Here’s how to activate it.

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Use The Volume Up Button To Take Photos With Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

Use The Volume Up Button To Take Photos With Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

This may be too basic of a tip for most of you, but there’s bound to be a few folks out there who haven’t heard this one. I ran into someone in real life (gasp!) the other day who hadn’t known that he could hold his iPhone in landscape mode, like a real point and shoot camera, and click the button now located in the upper right of the iPhone to take a photo.

It was like a light went on over his head as soon as he tried this. If you haven’t heard of this great way to take a snapshot, now’s the time to give it a try.

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