Triggertrap mobile is a free app that allows you to trigger your DSLR camerawith your iPhone or android-based phones. it works with iPads and iPods as well. With the power of the Triggertrap mobile iPhone app You can do 12 different functions to trigger your camera. This includes Cable release mode, Bang, Timelapse , Timewarp, DistanceLapse, Seismic, Star trail, Long exposure HDR, Long exposure HDR timelapse, Tesla, Motion detection and Bulb bramping timelapse, If you have an iPhone andiPad you can set the iPad as a master and the iPhone as a slave and trigger it through your local Wi-Fi. Which is fine for around the house but to go beyond and still want a wireless connection you’ll have to go for a Bluetooth setup.
What you will need for a Bluetooth connection:
- An iPhone with that Triggertrap App.
- The triggertrap new dongle 2 ( make sure you get the one with the red wire. It is the newest version and is 60% more sensitive) and The adapter cable for your particular make of camera and camera connector.
For Bluetooth you will need additional equipment.
- A rechargeable battery powered Bluetooth audio receiver.
- You may also need a small rechargeable battery powered headphone amplifier (read below).
In my case the Bluetooth receiver I ordered did not have an output strong enough to trigger the Triggertrap dongle 2. So I purchased a small inexpensive rechargeable headphone amplifier onto solve this problem which worked perfect.
How to set up the Bluetooth.
- On your iPhone tap on settings then tap in Bluetooth and turn the Bluetooth function on.
- On your Bluetooth receiver make sure it’s fully charged
- Switch on the Bluetooth receiver. (blue light on and red light flashing)
- On your iPhone the new Bluetooth receiver will show up in the list and say “SF-LY001A not paired”
- On your iPhone Tap on the device and enter the Bluetooth device password and press pair. On my device it was “0000”
- On the iPhone it should now say “connected” And on the Bluetooth receiver the blue light will stay on and the red flashing light will turn off.
- Next plug the 3.5 mm jack on the Triggertrap dongle 2 into the Bluetooth receiver. (See Photos Below)
- Next plug in the camera adapter cable into the 2.5 mm jack on the Triggertrap dongle 2 and connect the other end to your cameras remote connector.
- You are now ready to go. (Just remember that each time you turn on the Bluetooth device you will have to go into the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone and tap on “Not connected” to connect.)
If you have a problem as I did you may need the headphone amplifier as specified above to make this work. Connect one and of the short cable (supplied with the amplifier) into the 3.5 mm Jack into the output of the Bluetooth device and the other end into the input of the smallaudio amplifier. Then plug the Triggertrap dongle 2 3.5 mm jack into the audio amplifieroutput. (See Photos Below) Now turn on the small audio amplifier and increase the volume. This should make the whole thing work at this point.
WARNING: Do Not connect your iPhone to your camera directly. This could damage your camera and iPhone. Only connect your iPhone to your camera using the Triggertrap dongle.