How to Take a Selfie From Control Center with 3D Touch

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Want to take a quick selfie? You can get to the Camera app with the front-facing camera pointed at you in two taps with this tip. If you have an iPhone with 3D Touch, you can jump right to the Selfie setting in Camera from Control Center. Next time you want to take a selfie, use this tip to quickly get to the place you want. Here’s how to take a selfie from Control Center using 3D Touch.

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How to Take a Selfie from Control Center with 3D Touch

  • Swipe up to open Control Center.

  • 3D Touch the Camera icon in the lower right corner.

  • Select Take Selfie.

The camera app will open and will automatically be on Selfie mode. Take your gorgeous picture and you’re ready to share it.

This tip works with iPhones that have 3D Touch: iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus.

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