How to Take Pictures Well on an iPhone 5s

Camera and Pictures

Want more from camera apps and pictures? Then you definitely need to read this section to find out all the known and not so details of these two functions of an iPhone based on iOS 5.

How to Take Pictures Well on an iPhone 5s

1. Use the volume up button as a shutter. Taking photos with the iPhone in one hand is a good way to avoid having to focus on the image. With two hands, lock the phone in a horizontal position, and then put the finger of one hand on the volume up button and use it as a release. is it convenient?

2. The same trick can be done with the volume control on your headphones. This is especially convenient if you use a portable tripod for your iPhone.

3. Create a new photo album. If it seems to you that the section of your photos does not look structured as you would like initially, go to the Photos application, click on the “Edit” function in the upper right corner and click on the “Create a new photo album” button that will appear in the upper left corner of the screen. Now you just have to come up with a name for him and add the photos that you think are necessary.

4. Quick view of taken photos. Want to see the latest photo taken? Open the Camera app and slide your finger from left to right to see the last photo you took.

5. Double click photo. If the circumstances are such that you need to take a photo without removing the iPhone from the lock, press the Home button twice. Next to the screen unlock slider you will see a small camera icon. Click on it and you will enter shooting mode.

6. Photo editing. Red-eye spoils a good shot? IOS features fix this. In the viewing mode for the required photo, click on the “Edit” button, and you will be presented with a whole set of tools for editing the image. It is not very extensive, but it is enough to correct the gross imperfections of the photograph.

Text and Mail

We all have to type something on an iPhone, whether it’s a text message or an email. So why not make this process a little easier. Below are some tips on how to do this.

7. Expand text. Have you ever typed the same word or phrase a million times? To save yourself from this, go to Settings, then to General, from there to the Keyboard, then scroll down a bit and you will see the section “Abbreviations”. Just enter a phrase and define an abbreviation for it. The next time you enter text, type the abbreviation and it will be converted to a long equivalent. For example, you type “omw” and it is converted to the phrase “on my way”, or you write “brb” and it automatically expands to the phrase “be right back”.

8. Emoticons. If you want to portray your emotions in a message in the form of yellow round faces. emoji. invented by the Japanese, add a virtual Emoji keyboard. To do this, go to Settings, then to General, then to the Keyboards section, where activate the appropriate layout.

9. Special symbols. Do you type any phrase in French and want the apostrophes above the letters to be placed according to the rules? Just hold down the necessary letter over which you want to put an apostrophe, and you will see a whole series of possible options for setting it.

10. Enter in CAPITAL LETTERS. If you are simply crazy and want to focus on this in your message, activate Caps Lock by double-clicking on the corresponding keyboard icon. Enjoy it!

eleven. Definition of a word. If you have no idea what that word means in your favorite iBooks book. Surprised that your friend used the word in his message? Do not be ashamed and look at its meaning in the iOS dictionary. To do this, simply highlight the word whose meaning you want to find out and select the “define” function.

12. Mark a letter. If you are one of those people who mark each message as important, which comes to their e-mail, make your obsessive-compulsive disorder a new opportunity to quickly mark emails added in iOS 5. To do this, go to Inbox, click the Edit button “And select the letters you want to tag. Then select the tag “Tag” in the lower right corner, and then select “Mark”.

thirteen. RTF text of the letter. Now the text of the letter can be highlighted in bold, italics or underline. To do this, highlight the word or sentence that you want to highlight, click the arrow in the menu, and then the button B/ U depending on the function you need.

14. Delivery Reports in iMessage. iOS 5 brought us the iMessage app and a very convenient notification feature that comes when the recipient of your message reads it. To enable this option, go to Settings, there go to the Messages section, where activate the line “Send read reports”.


Siri’s voice assistant has changed our way of interacting with an iPhone. This is one of the biggest innovations of the iPhone 4S. If you have this model, here are a few settings that will help you in dealing with the new assistant.

15. Do blog entries using Siri. Can you imagine how cool it would be if you could dictate new tweets to Siri? And it is possible! True, you have to sweat a bit to enable this option. First, set up sending new tweets via SMS on Twitter. When done, add Twitter to your contact list and use the service as if you were just sending a message to an ordinary subscriber. If Siri swears at you for using the word Twitter, just change the name of the subscriber to any other. The same thing can be done with Facebook.

16. Activate Siri by pressing the iPhone to your ear. Not everyone knows about this, but there is another way to activate Siri, which does not require pressing the main button. Enter the general settings, find there the Siri section in which you need to activate the “Raise to call” field. Now the photocell on the iPhone will detect when you apply it to your ear, and activate the voice assistant. This is a practical way to make sure you don’t feel like an idiot using Siri in a public place.


One of the best aspects of the iPhone, when it was just released, was a very convenient web surfing interface in which users could see the full content of the page, rather than garbage-optimized for mobile phones. If you want to get the most out of using the Internet on your iPhone, here are some tips that will make this process more comfortable.

17. Private browsing. Do you want to make sure that information about your actions in the browser did not enter the Web through Safari? There is an easy way to do this. Enter the settings, go to the Safari section and activate the option called Private Browsing. Now all your activity in web space is a secret.

18. Reading list. If you do not use services like Read It Later or Instapaper, but nevertheless want to read the contents of a web page without advertising banners, try using the Reader built into Safari for these purposes. Click on the Reader icon located in the web address bar and the page will be reformatted into clean, easy-to-read text.

19. Return to top. Don’t want to scroll down a long webpage for a long time, and then return back to the URL bar? Just click on the top of the screen where the clock is. Safari will return you to the address bar.

20. Saving Images. If you find a picture or photo on the site that you don’t want to pass by, or maybe you want to set it as a wallpaper or icon, hold your finger on the image for one or two seconds. A menu will pop up from the bottom of the screen where you will be asked to save the illustration or copy it. The image is saved in your Photo Library, where you can perform any operation with it.


You can do a lot of things in iOS just by playing a little with the settings.

21. IOS update. A good use of the settings is that through them you can check whether your system requires an update. Go to General Settings, select the Software Settings option. There you can check if you have the latest version of iOS, or if it needs an update.

22. You probably already somehow set up notifications, but in general notification settings applications are very flexible, with its help this function can be brought to perfection. To start setting up notifications, go to Settings, find the Notifications section there. In it, you can select the contents of the Notification Center, and also set the OS to what extent you want an application to inform you about something.

23. Custom vibration setting. One setting in iOS 5 that everyone forgets is to create selective vibration. In the general settings, you need to enter the “Universal Access” section and enable the Custom Vibration option in the listening mode. Then enter the Sounds section in the settings. Scroll down and see the line “Vibration samples”. Click on it. now you can create your own custom vibration. Just press on the display with your finger and create the picture you need, holding your finger for as long as you need to stretch the note. Then you can use the resulting composition to call the subscriber, or some kind of system alerts.

24. Use the camera flash for reminders. The flash on the back of your iPhone is not only suitable for taking pictures in the dark, it can also be used to signal a notification, just like on most BlackBerry smartphones. To activate the feature, go to the general settings, find the “Universal Access” section there, and turn the slider to turn on the flash during reminders.

25. Setting the sound of reminders. Do you want your iPhone to sound like everyone else? We are sure not. To customize your unique sound, go to the sound settings, where you can change the sound of everything, from calendar reminders to Ringtone.

26. Auto Download. If you use multiple iOS devices, there is one good option to sync your music, books and apps collections to them. To configure it, go to the “Shop” settings section and include the types of files that you will need. Now all your devices will work in harmony. Zen

27. Fun with AirPlay. If you have an iPhone 4S, then iOS 5 added the ability to mirror the contents of the screen to your TV using Apple TV on your phone. To activate the option, open the menu of running applications, then double-click right. Press the AirPlay button and select what you want to broadcast on the Apple TV. Now what is happening on the screen of your iPhone is mirrored on the TV screen.

28. Change the time of the built-in reminders. If you use Calendar applications, you know that some types of reminders are built into the system by default. You can change them by going to the “Mail, Contacts and Calendar” section in the settings, and there you need to find the option “Reminder time by default” and configure it as you wish.

29. Resize your iCloud storage. If you find that you’ve come close to the limit of the space allocated to you in iCloud, you can increase the capacity of your mailbox using the iPhone. Go to Settings, there find the iCloud section, and in it. the line “Storage and backup”, and already in it select “Buy more space”, and then choose the degree of increase. You can also reduce the size of your storage if you think you don’t need so much.

thirty. Share It on Twitter. Now Twitter is integrated into iOS, so if you ever, a little tipsy, decide that you should send some kind of photo to your grandmother, you will have a chance to do it. First, set up your account in the official Twitter app for iPhone. Then go to settings, where you will select the “Twitter” section and enter your username and password. Now, wherever you take a photo, you will have the opportunity to immediately publish it on your microblog without going to the Twitter application.

31. Dissecting Your Storage. We all have a bunch of apps that take up a lot of space on the iPhone. Find the “Usage” section in the general settings, and you will see a list of all your applications, as well as the disk space they occupy. If you think that there is too little remaining space, some applications can be easily removed immediately.

Pieces that don’t fit into any topic

IOS has a bunch of other details, but not all of them can be classified somehow. That’s why we made this category. It is like a big bag, where we put everything that did not fit into the usual sections.

32. Week view. This is a new feature introduced with iOS 5, and it’s fantastic. If you want to change the calendar view to a wide list, just flip the phone to the horizontal position while in the application. You can scroll the screen up and down between the clocks as well as sideways to see different days and weeks. This view is very practical if you want to visually see what you have planned for this week.

33. Receive weather forecasts every hour. Activating this feature is easy. Launch the Weather app to get weekly weather forecasts. Click on any day of the week and you will receive an hourly weather forecast for that day.

34. Street View Feature in Maps. If you need maps, go to the application and you can see the little orange dude that appears to the left of the destination. Click on it and you will begin to view the map in Street View mode. But what if you don’t have any clear direction, or you just want to take a virtual walk through the streets? Just put any mark, then the orange dude will appear again.

36. Reminders at a specific location. One of Siri’s captivating options was the integration of reminders into the app, but there are also cool navigation features. Create a reminder, then select the “Remind me in location” function. You will be presented with your current location and the “When I leave” and “When I return” options, or you can configure your own option. Just know that this feature is voracious on the charge of your battery, because GPS must be turned on.

37. Adding people from Twitter to your Contacts. If you start with the Twitter settings section, you can click on “Updating Contacts”, and all contacts of subscribers will be attached to their Twitter accounts, or new ones will be added. If you want to do this manually (or Twitter cannot find you), go to the contact profile, click “Edit” and click “Add Field” there. Scroll down and you will find the Twitter line where you can enter the web address of the microblog yourself.

38. Emergency reboot. Sometimes it seems that nothing works on your iPhone, and applications create continuous problems. The answer is to reboot the device, which completely turns off the iPhone and then turns it back on. To do this, hold down the screen lock and Home buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds, or until you see the Apple logo.

39. Add nicknames to your contacts. We all have friends whom we often call not by name, but by nickname. and in such cases it’s sometimes difficult to remember a person’s real name. To correct this situation, you can add any nickname to the subscriber’s name. Go to the contact profile, click “edit”, then. “add field”. At the bottom of the first block there will be a line called “Nickname”. When you return to the editing section, just add a nickname to the profile name. now Siri also recognizes his nickname as a voice command.

40. Music application interface very difficult. Some people prefer to use the “Artists” section, others prefer a section of playlists, while still others don’t dwell on music at all, preferring audio books and podcasts. To configure your music application, open it, in the “Change” section, find “.” You will see a number of functions (icons) that you can drag into the quick menu (at the bottom of the screen).

On this, our analysis of iPhone secret flights ends, we hope you have discovered something new, if you have something to add, we ask in the comments.