When using the Camera app, having to tap the shutter icon on the screen can often cause camera shake or a lack of focus.

Instead, press either of the volume buttons on the side of the iPhone to capture the shot. This lets you hold the phone horizontally like a conventional camera, giving much more stability to take a better picture.



You can also capture a photo by pressing either of the volume buttons on the inline remote on the iPhone’s headphones. This allows you to keep the iPhone steady as you don’t need to touch it. This can be particularly useful when using a tripod or leaning your device against a surface. It works wonders for initiating Time-Lapse mode.

If you have a Bluetooth headset connected, you can also press the Volume Up or Down buttons on it to take the photo remotely. Now you can get the perfect group shot.