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!


Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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damenace says:

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

Georgia says:

Thank you, happy it made you smile.

Metro1088 says:

Never change, Georgia, never change!

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

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Georgia says:

Haha I'm staying annoying forever no worries !

agarwal.apar says:

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!!

Georgia says:

So happy you liked it so much ! Thanks

rewNATION says:

good tip...although i'm still committed to never taking a selfie, ever

Anthony says:

I tried to take a selfie once...damn near broke the camera...

Rene Ritchie says:

I think that's called a "breakie"?

NickA says:

Good tip! Anything is better than the "in front of the bathroom mirror" selfie...

wolflovesmoon says:

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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Rene Ritchie says:

I know some people use time lapse or even video to get selfies from a distance. Lots of options.

RadioLove says:

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.

SockRolid says:

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...)

Georgia says:


So nice to hear from you and thanks for noticing the polish

moroboshi says:

"Selfies" need to go away. When did society become so egotistical and vain?

John C Dvorack summed it up nicely -,2817,2422928,00.asp

GlennRuss says:

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.

asuperstarr says:

Nice video!

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Becjr says:

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

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iDisturbia says:

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!

mikgusa says:

Fun & Cool tip!!! Thanks much Georgia :-)

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mrrobinson says:

Great stuff, Georgia. Appreciate the 411. :o)

Vasiliy Kozlov says:

Hey, how called the app running on imac? Thx

Anthony says:

Reflector for iMac. Same people who make airparrot.

wolflovesmoon says:

Air server works well too, i use it on windows

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MrTurner90 says:

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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