There are several situations in life when you wish you could take a pic discreetly with your smartphone, without anyone coming to know about it. This can be especially useful when you come across some happening which is ethically wrong and you are totally helpless at that point in time.
If you have felt such a need and have an iPhone that is running iOS 7, then we have a solution for you.
Yes there have been tweaks on Cydia which could let you do so, but not everyone is comfortable with jailbreaking their iDevices. So here is a solution which doesn’t involve any jailbreaking!
At the time of writing this article, the following method works perfectly with devices running iOS 7.0 up to iOS 7.0.3. We cannot promise if it would in case Apple decided to patch this issue
To take pictures discreetly, we will take advantage of a slight issue in iOS 7 which does not actually close the application when it is in multitasking mode, nor does it freeze it. Just follow these instructions step by step to be able to capture images without anyone knowing you are doing so.
Once you have fired the camera app up, make sure you have your settings in tact. You may select the right picture mode, such as HDR on if you want good image exposure. Make sure you turn off your flash, because obviously you do not want the flash to go off when you are discreetly taking pictures. Also, make sure you have the silence switch turned to silent as you would not want the shutter sound as well.
After you have your Camera settings done up, you should double click the home button which will take you out of the application and into multitasking mode. You can easily browse across to the other apps running, which will show that you are simply going through your multitasking chores.
Now comes the moment that you want to capture. To do that, simply press the Volume up or ‘+’ Volume button of your iPhone and discreetly an image will be taken with your iPhone. It is as easy as that.
It is a flaw in iOS that lets you take a discreet shoot, we are not sure how long it will take Apple to fix it. We request and expect of our readers not to misuse this and actually take discreet shots only in case of emergencies.
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