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Tip of the Day: How to Take Selfies

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Let's be honest. Most of us use our iPhone camera for just three things: taking pictures of our cute kids to share on social media, taking pictures of our food to share on social media, and taking selfies to share on social media. But sometimes trying to look cool while simultaneously tapping the shutter button on your screen can just end with you looking awkward. Here's a very basic tip that a surprising number of people don't know:

You can take pictures by pressing either the volume up or down button.

Even better, you can take pics using the volume buttons on your apple headphones.

Coolest of all, some Bluetooth headsets also let you take pictures with the volume buttons. If you have a tripod, this could take your selfies to a whole new level!

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Sarah Kingsbury is the web editor of iPhone Life magazine. She has written for savvyvegetarian.com and worked as the associate editor of the Iowa Source for many years.