Happy Wednesday, friends!

Today we’re continuing our series on all of our favorite iPhone photo tricks. If you’ve missed some of the other posts in this series, you can catch up using the links below!

Since we just went on vacation without our “real cameras,” we thought this would be the perfect time to share one of our favorite selfie hacks!

We know this may sound funny, but this is actually one of the questions we get the most!

“How do you take such cute selfies?”

Which. always. makes. us. laugh.

Because they are so NOT all cute! Haha!

We’ve definitely experienced
our fair share of selfie-fails.

We’d have to click the button so many times because the photo would be blurry from our hand shaking while we tried to click the button, or one of us would blink, or one of us would be looking the wrong way, or be mid-smile (which looks the creepiest!). Does this sound familiar?! We’d look ridiculous trying to take “one.”

Until we changed our method. And it has nothing to do with a selfie-stick!

We actually don’t even own a selfie-stick! And if we did, they’re banned from Disneyworld (for real!) so that wouldn’t have helped us anyway. So what’s the secret!

We use the three-second timer!

Setting the three-second timer means we don’t have to actually click the button which our hands are extended! So no more shaky, blurry selfies! And having the three extra seconds gives us enough time to ensure we’re both looking the right way, that we’re both actually in the photo and smiling before it takes! Now, instead of standing around trying to press the button over and over again, we can just do one quick timer click, and we’re done!

If you’ve never used your iPhone timer before for selfies, here’s what you do:

1. Open the camera app on your phone.

2. Click the selfie icon on the top right of your screen. (It looks like a camera with arrows inside of it).


3. Click the clock icon (second to the right).

4. Three new choices will appear: “Off, 3s and 10s.” Select 3s.


5. After you tap “3s,” extended your arm to take the selfie, looking in the direction of the camera. Just look right at the tiny hole and smile.

6. The screen will countdown 3, 2, 1, then photo will take automatically. No shaky hands required!


Missed our other iPhone photo tips and tricks? Catch up here!

1: How to Remove Objects from iPhone Photos

2: How We Edit iPhone Photos for Instagram

3: How to Hide Instagram Hashtags 

4: Our Favorite Selfie Hack


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