Bluetooth remote?

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Sgt_Strider Senior Member • Posts: 2,572
Bluetooth remote?

I'm just wondering if there are any physical Bluetooth remotes to wirelessly trigger the iPhone 13 Pro Max camera?

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jaberg Contributing Member • Posts: 790
Re: Bluetooth remote?
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Sgt_Strider wrote:

I'm just wondering if there are any physical Bluetooth remotes to wirelessly trigger the iPhone 13 Pro Max camera?

Yep. Lots of them. Type “iPhone remote” into an Amazon search box and you’ll find “fancy” options for $18 and “no-name” 2-packs for less than half that. I’ve used one of the no-name variety for many years now — at least pre-Watch — and it works flawlessly.

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FYI: You can also use Siri (or Voice Control)
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Bluetooth remotes are great but they are “a thing” to carry and use. If you’re stuck without your remote (and don’t wear an Apple Watch which also serves this purpose) you can use your voice to trigger the iPhone camera.

Siri can run a shortcut to take a photo (or a selfie!) You can summon Siri by speaking directly to the phone — assuming “Hey Siri” is activated or through a Bluetooth headset. When you use this Shortcut there is a delay before the shutter is tripped. This is not a workable solution for precisely timed action shots.

You can also temporarily enable the accessibility feature Voice Control and use your voice to fire the camera. Issuing the “Turn the Volume Up” is the same as pressing the Volume Up button. Pressing that button triggers the shutter in the Camera app and most third-party apps too.

Macworld | How to remotely control your iPhone's camera

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