Siri can be useful for a number of things—some powerful, others more trivial. When it comes to the trivial, asking Siri to grab a shot of your mug may be one of the easiest.

How to Take a Seflie with Siri

Using Siri to grab a quick selfie is about as easy as anything you’ll ever ask Apple’s digital assistant to do. First, long-press the home button to call Siri. Or, just say “Hey Siri” if you have that feature set up.

When Siri appears, say “Take a Selfie.” Really, that’s it.

The camera app launches with the front-facing shooter already active. You’ll have to press the button on your own, though. It’s kind of a bummer, since taking a selfie with your camera out of arm’s reach seems like it would be genuinely useful.

The good news is that you can do more than just ask Siri to take a selfie. There are a few other quick camera commands you can take advantage of, too.

Other Camera Commands for Siri

You can ask Siri to open the camera with any of the predefined settings by saying the following things to her:

  • Take a square picture
  • Take a panoramic picture
  • Take a square selfie

Siri’s photographic skillset isn’t limited to just pictures, either. You can also ask her to fire up the camera with various video options, too:

  • Take a video
  • Take a slow motion video
  • Take a time-lapse video

If you’re having an issue with any of these, you may just need to work with Siri a little bit to get her to understand you better. Godspeed.

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Cameron Summerson is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Review Geek and served as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He covered technology for a decade and wrote over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times.
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