• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • [iPhone Tip] You Can Snap Photos Using the Headphones' Inline Remote

    Did you know that the Apple headphones with the inline mic and remote can be used to take pictures?

    If you have ever picked up a pair of Apple headphones with the inline mic and remote and you enjoy photography, you might be happy to hear this. If you've taken an iPhone video or photo before, you might have noticed that it can be a really shaky experience; more so videos than photos.

    The iPhone 4S is already groundbreaking with its photography capabilities. With a 1080p video recording feature and an eight megapixel still photo camera, it's no slouch. Some people go as far as buying tripod accessories for their iPhone. The iPhone 4 is also a pretty decent photography tool. It is still the most popular photo taking device on Flickr; the iPhone 4S is in second, on its way to stealing the iPhone 4's crown as the iPhone 4 plummets and the iPhone 4S rises. It shows that people are replacing their iPhone 4 with the new iPhone 4S for photography.

    If you're one of the few people that likes to use your iPhone for photography, you might like iOS 5's new feature that lets you use the volume buttons to take a photo. This makes it feel more like a digital camera instead of having to use the touch screen to take a photo, which can cause camera shake if you accidentally tap too hard. What we have discovered on Macstories, is that you can use the inline microphone series of Apple headphones to take photos as well. These remotes have volume switches which you can use and you can simply press the volume button and the iPhone will take a picture when it's in the Camera application. What does this mean? It means you can set your camera on your iPhone up for the perfect picture and then you can snap a picture without ever touching your iPhone physically. This means no camera shake or distortion when taking a nice picture, video, or more importantly; a Macro shot.

    I'm not sure how many people take Macro shots on their mobile phones, but the iPhone 4 can take a pretty nice Macro picture. That being the case, the iPhone 4S will simply do a better job.

    Are you planning on trying to take a photo using the inline mic and remote on your Apple headphones? Share in the comments below!

    Sources: Macstories
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [iPhone Tip] You Can Snap Photos Using the Headphones Inline Remote started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. elimin8or23's Avatar
      elimin8or23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      I knew about this for a while seems like common sense that it works, but I'm glad this is show for people who may not know.
      Also Anthony I must say I like the articles you write and a lot of them. Gives me something to do with my down time thanks.
      it works with more than just apple headphones. I have tried with many since the 4s came out and I have only found one or two pairs with inline volume control that don't work. it also works with my 3 bluetooth headsets. if the camera app is open, just try the volume up button!
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Thank you Anthony! I had no idea you could do this... Could come in handy for covert photos of an epic mullet sighting someday.
    1. mgmm1's Avatar
      mgmm1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by elimin8or23 View Post
      it works with more than just apple headphones. I have tried with many since the 4s came out and I have only found one or two pairs with inline volume control that don't work. it also works with my 3 bluetooth headsets. if the camera app is open, just try the volume up button!
      You learn something new every day. I tested out my SkullCandy headphones with the inline volume control and the volume up button works for pictures and video.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Edit*
      I tried this with my wireless Bluetooth Plantronics headphones with no luck, found out the Call button doesn't work in the new iOS but if u hold it down Siri pops up
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Though I tried it on 5.0 and it didnt work. I tried holding up for a few sec and tried pressing it twice. still nothing
      iphone4
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Quote Originally Posted by ChSchuldiner View Post
      +1
      +2 Bump-
      I am down for the covert picture taking... Um-ahh, no, I am just adjusting my volume not secretly taking photos of what my phone is discretely pointed towards