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Selfies: Mirror to display fonts properly

Do you know that? You are standing in front of a building or something similar that has writing on it. If you take a selfie now, it will be mirrored. This doesn't look very good and is difficult to read. With iOS 14 you now have the option to mirror your selfies as you take them. To use the function permanently you have to go to the settings:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down to “Camera” and tap it.
  3. Under “Composition” you should find “Mirror front camera”. Activate the function.

The next time you start the camera, selfies should now be mirrored.

Continuous shooting: With the volume up button at the push of a button

With the iPhone 12 and the latest version of iOS, you can take photos in quick succession without having to press the shutter button again and again. Instead, you can simply hold the volume up button and your device will record a series. In the Photos app you can then delete individual images and keep the best shots.

  1. Go to the “Settings” app.
  2. Scroll to “Camera” and select it.
  3. Now activate the “Use volume up” for series function.

Insider tip: The additional “button” on the back

There is a button hidden on the back of your iPhone. However, you can't see them. Rather, this is a virtual button that you activate with a gesture. If you tap the back twice in quick succession, you press the “button” and execute a function. You can even choose which one it is. For example, you activate your camera, activate Siri or start a shortcut. If that's not enough for you, you can even set a function that you can activate with a quick tap three times. This means that the “key” can even be assigned twice.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to Accessibility and tap it.
  3. Here you will find the “Type” item that you select.
  4. At the bottom you can see “Tap on back”. Tap on it.
  5. Now select “Double tap” and set the desired function.
  6. If you want, you can repeat this with “triple tap”.