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How to setup iPhone’s camera timer?

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Like every other smartphone in the world, Apple iPhone’s camera has evolved from a single lens to multiple in the more recent models, with several camera features, at least concerning the software, trickling down to the iPad.

The early cameras from the 20th century needed people to stand still for a couple of seconds to get a good shot but with the technological advancements, now we can even shoot multiple images in a single second via the burst shot mode.

One of the features that have carried on from the early days of phone cameras is the timer, which became essential in the absence of the front-facing ‘selfie’ camera to get everyone in the frame, including the one clicking the photo.

If you’re facing trouble with your front camera or just want to click images from the rear camera because it’s better but can’t find your way around it, in this article, we discuss how you can set up the camera timer for iPhone and iPad in two simple steps.

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Setting up the timer for iPhone’s camera

Open the camera app on your iPhone or iPad and follow the steps mentioned below to set up the timer.

Step 1: Tap on the stopwatch/clock icon from the toolbar.How to setup iPhone's camera timer? | Candid.TechnologyStep 2: You’ll notice three options replace the toolbar — off, 3s and 10s. Select 3s to set a three-second timer or 10s to select a 10-second timer.How to setup iPhone's camera timer? | Candid.Technology Once you’ve setup the camera timer, it’ll appear at the same place in the toolbar where the stopwatch icon did before. F example, we’ve set up a 10-second timer, and you can see the 10s icon on the toolbar.How to setup iPhone's camera timer? | Candid.Technology To start the timer, tap on the capture button and place the camera at a stable spot. The camera timer can also be used on the iPhone and iPad if you switch to the front-facing camera.

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Yatharth Singh

Yatharth Singh

Yatharth is the Marketing Head at Candid.Technology. He sometimes writes about Apple, Gaming and Social Platforms and also indulges in offbeat tech stuff from time to time. Contact Yatharth via email: