Snap photos with your iPhone headset in iOS 5

Not only does the physical volume up button work to snap photos in iOS 5, you can also use the iPhone headset.

One of the 200+ new features in Apple's upcoming iOS5 is the ability to snap photos by pressing the physical volume up button. This was formerly a hidden feature in the Camera+ app by developer tap tap tap and was cause for the app's removal from the App Store for violating Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. It is not clear whether Apple has actually amended the HIG or has simply made an exception for their own app. In any case, it has been a long requested feature which was welcomed with loud cheers when it was announced at WWDC last week.

As reported by, you can also apparently use the headphone remote volume up button to snap photos. I'm not positive but I imagine this means a Bluetooth remote would work as well. Combine this with an iPhone tripod and you got yourself a sweet little remote camera rig!

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Mike Keller is GeekTech’s resident iOS Developer nerd. Catch Diary of a Developer every Tuesday here at PCWorld’s GeekTech blog.

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