Whenever I use the self-timer modes (either 3s, or 10s), my iPhone takes a burst of photos no matter what. Is there a way to disable this?

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Enabling the flash is one way to disable burst photos in Timer mode. You can also force HDR On.

I much prefer enabling HDR for this purpose, as it often yields better photos anyway. LED flash can drastically alter your scene in ways that may not be pleasing at all.


Check here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6674023?start=0&tstart=0

"Turn the flash to "ON" and photo burst is disabled."


For jailbroken iOS devices there are several free tweaks available in Cydia that have the option to disable burst mode:

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