40 iPhone tips and tricks everyone should know

4. Take a picture – fast

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    Two quick taps of the home button will lead iPhone users straight to the camera.
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When history is unfolding before your eyes – or your friend is caught in a compromising position that deserves documentation – swiping through apps to find the iPhone camera can result in a missed opportunity.

While the lock screen is displayed, two quick clicks of the home button will cause a camera icon to appear along the bottom of the screen. Tapping this new icon sends you straight to the camera. Bonus trick: the volume-up button on the side of the phone will work as a physical shutter button.

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