How to frame and shoot photos directly from the Home screen using 3D Touch [jailbreak]

By , Dec 20, 2015

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One of the perks of having a jailbroken iPhone 6s is that you can combine 3D Touch with many of the newest jailbreak tweaks to come up with unique new features. One such feature, the ability to frame and take photos directly from the iOS Home screen, is made possible using a jailbroken iPhone 6s and a recently released tweak.

The tweak is entitled Point-And-Shoot, and it is capable of enhancing the stock 3D Touch shortcuts for the Camera app with a live camera viewfinder placed right on the Home screen. You can then use the Home screen viewfinder to frame your shots and snap photos on the fly.

After installing Point-And-Shoot on your iPhone 6s, you’ll need to head over to the stock Settings in order to configure the tweak’s preferences. Inside of the tweak’s settings, you’ll find a couple of toggle switches to enable Multiple Photo shooting, and automatic camera display.

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If you have auto display enabled, the tweak will bypass the normal 3D Touch shortcut options, and present the viewfinder overlay immediately. Otherwise, just use the standard 3D Touch shortcuts to launch the Take Photo or Take Selfie action instead. You can always tap the Camera app itself to launch the full app as well.

Be sure to utilize the tweak’s built-in gestures to wield the tweak properly. Here’s a look at the gestures that can be used with Point-And-Shoot:

  • Drag the opposite corner of the icon on the camera view to resize it to your liking
  • Double tap to flip the camera input from Selfie to Backside
  • Single tap to take a photo (flash is automatic)
  • Long press to auto focus the camera
  • Tap off the camera to dismiss the viewfinder

Point-And-Shoot will even work on older iPhone’s if you have a tweak like Forcy installed. Forcy allows you to emulate the 3D Touch effect.

Both tweaks are available free of charge on the BigBoss repo, and Point-And-Shoot is good enough that I think it warrants at least a trial run.

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  • InfinitePlusOne

    iOS 9.2 jailbreak yet?

    • Ariel Okhtenberg

      Stop asking.
      There will be an article about one if it did come out.