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Hide infrequently used capture modes from the iOS Camera app



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Hide infrequently used capture modes from the iOS Camera app


The iOS Camera app is hard to get past for many reasons, but if you had to stick to one thing, you might not find a free alternative that does everything the Camera app does, only better. That said, as of iOS 8, the Camera app has evolved to include a slow motion and time-forget mode on top of the existing panorama, square, photo, and video modes. It’s overwhelming, and to be fair, it tries to compete with many other more popular apps that take better slow-motion and time-forgetting videos. If you don’t use some of these modes, you can hide them in the Camera app with a Cydia tweak called camera modes which is liveable for free in the BigBoss repository.

Once installed, go to the Settings app and scroll down to the CameraModes preference. The setting will be enabled by default and the preferences panel will be divided into two sections; Modes enabled and modes disabled. Swipe and drop modes from one section to another. Any modes you add to the Disabled modes section will no longer appear in the Camera app.

The setting still allows you to do a bit more; You can change the order in which the profiles appear by rearranging the ones listed in the Enabled Modes section. The fit is splendid if certain modes like Square mode annoy you. It may have been added to fix taking photos for Instagram, but when you accidentally take square photos because you forgot to switch modes or slipped into the wrong one, this is a tweak you’ll appreciate. This tweak was tested on an iPhone 4S running iOS 7. It is compatible with iOS 8.