Take Better Selfies with the new Timer in iOS8

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 7.16.27 AMYour Holiday Selfies just got more interesting. Unless you have REALLY long arms, you may find that your Selfies are often not very flattering ….. a little TOO close for comfort.

Now you can prop up your iPhone, and using the timer, step back a bit. This will allow you to include MORE folks in the photos, and you can include that backdrop for the holiday or travel. (What good is your selfie in front of the Colosseum if all you can see are your teeth? 😯 )

How to use the timer on your iPhone camera:

To use your timer, bring up your camera and tap on the clock icon which is up at the top of your screen. Once you tap on the clock you have options to use either a 3 second or a 10 second timer.

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After you have selected either the 3 or 10 second option, tap your photo button. You’ll see a countdown on your screen… 10 .. 9 .. 8 .. 7 .. 6 .. 5 ..4 ..3 ..2 ..1…. and then your photo happens.

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Your photo(s) will occur in a burst. This is set by default to give you a burst of photos when you use the timer. (A great idea, I think. You get to choose your no-blinking best.)

When you are done, make sure you turn the timer-selection off by tapping “off” at the top of your screen (otherwise the next time you go to take a photo, it will still be set to timer mode.)

Have fun!

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10 thoughts on “Take Better Selfies with the new Timer in iOS8

  1. I haven’t had the opportunity to use it on my phone yet but a friend did when we did a group selfie…….awesome feature for sure and the one that got me to download the update!!!!! Duh!!!!!! LOL!

    • It is a goodie. I haven’t used it yet, either, but I sure see the possibilities. I use the timer on my “real” camera, when we travel, all the time. Much easier than tapping strangers on the shoulder and asking them to take our silly-grinned pictures. Yay for the timer!

    • I can easily count the number of selfies I’ve ever been a part of (that were “kept”)…… and that number is ….. one. Close-ups are NOT something I do well. Happy to find the timer! 🙂

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