How to take the perfect selfie with your iPhone!

Taking the perfect selfie with your iPhone can be a challenge. It's hard to make sure you get just the right angle, and harder still to keep your own arms out of your way. Luckily, there's an easy fix! Just grab the Apple earbuds that came with your iPhone, plug them in, and then watch the video!

Let me know how it works for you!

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Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, co-host of Vector, Review, and Isometric podcasts, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Dow.

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How to take the perfect selfie with your iPhone!


Cute video! Georgia, you never fail to make me smile with ur enthusiasm and energy! Keep up the good work!

Never change, Georgia, never change!

And I didn't know about this trick. Thanks!

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Aww.. you are so cute Georgia.. love you! thanks for the tip! I guess even Apple doesn't know about this.. otherwise, this would have been the revolutionary feature!!

How about you use this app called snap clap ( you clap) and the perfect picture if taken in 4 sc, enough time to pose. Or the other app called perfect shot, just put the iphone anywhere and smile. A lot easier than having the cords around your hand.

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I found a free app called the fritzframe. You just say the word "photo" or "film" and it shoots. They have delay settings for 0, 5, 10 seconds. I've been happy with it.

Any selfie of you is perfect, Georgia! We need more.
Cool tip, cool nail polish as always.

(Oh, and maybe Apple could add a self-timer feature to the Camera app...)

Excuse me sir, could you take a picture of us with my iPhone. Sure no problems. Here you go. Hey where did he run off to, where is my phone. I think at that time we started as a society. Too many stolen phones, and cameras. Just a thought.

Great fun, Georgia! I've never thought about using the earbuds before.
Thank you!

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hmm ... very nice ... Oh, talking about the tip. Thank you. Hope to see more .... I mean longer videos and etc. :)

Seriously, time to take out those little headphones!

I come for the articles, and stay to see Georgia take selfies! Good video. Going to see if it works with all headsets with mic controls..

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