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Can you use the Polaroid OneStep+ with your iPhone?

Can you use the Polaroid OneStep+ with your iPhone?

Best answer: Yes, you can use your iPhone with the Polaroid OneStep+ Camera to unlock special features such as double exposure and manual mode.Amazon: Polaroid OneStep+ Camera (opens in new tab) ($133)

The iOS app unlocks camera features

The Polaroid Originals app on your iPhone adds six creative tools to the Polaroid OneStep+ Camera: A double exposure tool, light painting, noise trigger, remote, self-timer, and manual mode. Additionally, a scanner feature within the app lets you make a digital copy of your Polaroid pictures for easy saving and sharing.

Both a magazine and an owner's manual

The app also is a sort of slick owner's manual that happens to look like an artsy magazine and it's loaded with artistic inspiration. Peruse photos, read articles, pick up how-to tips, and watch video tutorials. Unlike digital photos, film photos cost money to shoot. Every press of the shutter counts. Make the most of each photo you take by taking advantage of the free app's tools and tips.

Connect OneStep+ and iPhone via Bluetooth

The Polaroid OneStep+ Camera looks like a vintage Polaroid camera and takes real film instant photos like it as well. But of course, it's more than just a vintage camera. Download the Polaroid Originals app on your iPhone (opens in new tab) for free and connect your iPhone to the OneStep+ via Bluetooth.

How to connect your OneStep+ camera from inside the app

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner
  2. Tap on the word Camera.
  3. Tap on the word How To Connect.
  4. Enable Bluetooth on your iPhone
  5. Tap on the OneStep+ Camera thumbnail to pair it.
  6. If you don't see OneStep+ as an option, turn the camera off and on again.
Karen S Freeman
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.