On the new LG G3 Android smartphone, you can tap anywhere in your Camera interface to snap a photograph. On the iPhone, or on any other iOS device, you have to tap on the shutter button to snap a photograph.
With a new free jailbreak tweak called TapToSnap
by iOS developer elias, you can add this LG G3 photograph-taking functionality to your iOS device as well.
When you have the tweak installed, you can tap anywhere inside of the Camera application's picture frame, in addition to the shutter button, in order to snap a photograph.
If you'd like to hide the shutter button and make it so you can tap anywhere on the screen to take a picture, then a jailbreak tweak you might enjoy more than TapToSnap is one we reviewed in the past called MinimalCamera
, but if you just want to add the extra functionality to your Camera application without hiding anything, then TapToSnap is definitely a usable option.
It's worth noting that by installing TapToSnap, you will have to tap and hold in order to use touch focus. You will no longer be able to tap to activate touch focus, as tapping will now take a photograph instead.
The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can enable or disable the tweak on demand. You will need to apply your changes each time you enable or disable the tweak:
If you want to give TapToSnap a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
You can watch our video review of TapToSnap below: