How to Take a Photo, Video or Selfie with Siri in iOS 10


Taking a picture on your iPhone is as easy as swiping the Lock screen to the left to open the Camera app in iOS 10. But did you know that you can also use Siri to quickly capture a photo, video or selfie? All you need to do is to say the correct command to Siri.

Siri has come a long way since its inception in iOS 5. Over the years, Apple has added advanced features to Siri to make it a smart digital assistant. In iOS 10, it has been opened up to third-party integration, which allows you to use Siri to send messages with third-party apps, ask for a ride using Uber or Lyft, search for movies about specific topics and much more.

It’s also possible to take a picture, video or selfie with Siri. Read on to find out how you can ask Siri to do this.

How to Take a Photo with Siri

Step 1: Press and hold the Home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod to open Siri. Alternatively, you can say “Hey Siri” if you’ve enabled this feature.

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Step 2: Once Siri is activated, you can say either of the following phrases:

  • “Take a picture”
  • “Take a Panoramic picture”
  • “Take a Square picture “
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Step 3: Siri will open the Camera app with the picture mode you asked for. Next, proceed with taking a beautiful photo by pressing the Circle capture button when you’re ready.

How to Take a Video with Siri

Step 1: Press and hold the Home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod to open Siri. Alternatively, you can say “Hey Siri” if you’ve enabled this feature.

Step 2: Once Siri is activated, you can say either of the following phrases to capture a video:

  • “Take a video”
  • “Take a Time-Lapse video”
  • “Take a Slow Motion video”

Step 3: Siri will open the Camera app with the video mode you asked for. Tap on the record button when you’re ready to start recording a video.

How to Take a Selfie with Siri

Step 1: Press and hold the Home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod to open Siri. Alternatively, you can say “Hey Siri” if you’ve enabled this feature.

Step 2: When Siri opens, say “Take a selfie”.

Step 3: Siri will now open the Camera app and switch to the front-facing camera so that you can capture a selfie.

That’s all you need to do to capture a photo, video or selfie using Siri. Currently, Siri is only capable of opening the Camera app with the mode you asked for, but it cannot do other stuffs such as enable Live Photos, turn on HDR, set a timer and so on.

One thing that I always wanted Siri to do is to actually take photos when I ask for it. Right now, all it does is open the Camera app and set the mode you ask for, but it doesn’t take a picture automatically. If Apple adds this feature then it will become very easy to take photos on the go.