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iOS 17: How to Setup iPhone Camera Shortcuts

Find out how to set up iPhone camera shortcuts and start using them today.

The Shortcuts app on the iPhone from Apple isn’t all that new, but it has been updated as part of the iOS 17: How to Setup iPhone Camera Shortcuts. Now, there are shortcuts to apps in the Spotlight search bar. These shortcuts let you go straight to different actions within an app. The camera app is no different, as it turns out.

Matthew Cassinelli noticed that the latest beta version of iOS 17 lets you set up shortcuts to different camera modes. This way, you can go straight to the camera setting you want instead of having to go through the “Photo” setting first. The Shortcuts app has nine different modes, but since one of them is “Photo,” there are only eight useful shortcuts to choose from.

They are Selfie, Video, Portrait, Portrait Selfie, Cinematic, Slow-Mo, Time-Lapse, and Pano. Even though switching to a different camera mode doesn’t take a lot of time, the real world doesn’t always follow your rules. You might miss a once-in-a-lifetime shot because it takes you a split second to switch to a new mode.

What is iOS 17?

With iOS 17, the iPhone gets a lot of new features. These include changes to FaceTime and Messages, a new mode for when you’re not doing anything, interactive widgets for the home screen, NameDrop, and smarter keyboard suggestions. The update gives the iPad a brand-new lock screen that can be changed, as well as support for microphones and USB webcams. The beta version of iOS 17 is now available through the Apple Developer Program and the Apple Beta Software Program. This fall, there will likely be a public release. If you know more details about this, than you can check on official website.

How to Setup iPhone Camera Shortcuts

  1. Use the console’s Search text box to open Task Manager.
  2. Swipe down from the top-right corner of an iPad, iPhone X, or newer device to access the Control Center.
  3. If you have an iPhone 8 or older with a large forehead and chin, swipe up from the bottom of your screen as shown in the screenshot below to access it.
  4. Long-press the camera icon for more options. This is for iOS 13+ devices. For iOS 12 and older devices, use 3D Touch and force press on the slider to access the same functions.
  5. As shown here, you can access iPhone and iPad camera mode shortcuts.
  6. Tap any shortcut to launch the Camera app in your desired mode.

How to update to iOS 17?

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to Wi-Fi.
  2. Settings > General > Software Update.
  3. Tap Download and Install for updates.
  4. Complete the update by following on-screen instructions.

Benefits of using camera shortcuts

  • They save time: Camera shortcuts let you take a photo or start a video without opening the Camera app.
  • They’re customizable: Set your own camera shortcuts. You could create a shortcut to take a front-facing photo or start slow-motion video recording.
iOS 17: How to Setup iPhone Camera Shortcuts
  • Other apps can use them: Other apps like Messages and Notes use camera shortcuts. This lets you quickly take a photo or start a video without switching apps.


How do I put a camera shortcut on my home screen?

Hello Google Pixel Community forum. Look for Camera in the App Drawer. (Swipe up on your home screen, starting an inch from the bottom.) Drag and drop the icon to your home screen while holding it.

Can you change the default Camera settings on iPhone?

Settings > Camera > Preserve Settings > Camera Mode to make the last used mode the default if you have a preferred camera mode, lighting setting, or want to permanently remove Live Photos.

Is the default iPhone camera app good?

Your iPhone camera app is good. Others can help you take better photos and videos. The iPhone’s default camera app is good. Its interface is intuitive and has a surprising number of features and manual controls.

George Southwell
George Southwell
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