Clever iPhone Trick: See the Inside of Your Own Ear

Posted in How To, iPhone on 12/12/2011 by Chris Hauk


Everyone wants to look inside their own ear, right? Well, OK. maybe not. But how about the back of your head? Want to keep tabs on that ever-growing bald spot on the top of your head? Erica Sadun over at TUAW, tells us how to do all of the above, and more by using your iPhone 4S and a handy Apple TV.

Here are the directions from Erica:

“Just enable AirPlay. Double-click the Home button, swipe to the right twice, select your Apple TV as your AirPlay destination and enable Mirroring.

Then, click Home and run the camera app. You’ll be able to see what the camera sees because its preview mirrors to your home TV, even when your arm is stuck behind a dresser. You can also point the iPhone camera (front or back) at your ear, your nose, or your back — letting you see through your phone by watching your TV.”

She also suggests using a flashlight along with the phone to help you explore the darker parts of your house.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to look for spare change under the couch. I’ll bet I can find enough to pay for my new iPhone 4S and Apple TV…


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.