If your work or play requires sunlight, Sun Scout is built for you. Turn your iPhone in to a magic lens. Point it to the sky and understand where the sun will be and when it will be there.

* romano01, US App Store – "This app has come in handy more then once this week alone. While working on a feature film called "fairhaven" the gaffer and I (key Grip) needed to find out where and when the sun would be for a scene… well after i pulled out my Sun Scout App. everyone started downloading it!!! It is well worth it."

* WPSHM, US App Store – "This should win a gajillion awards for usability and simplicity. I love it!!!!"

Please Note – Sun Scout uses your device's compass. Like all compasses, Sun Scout is adversely influenced by metal in buildings or vehicles. Sun Scout is only as good as the iPhone's compass and is prone to a variable margin of accuracy even under fair conditions. Please do not base high-value production decisions solely on Sun Scout. Confirming them using sun charts and a technical mission during the time of day of a future shoot.

We'd be delighted to hear what you're getting up to with Sun Scout. Give us a shout by email:

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

* If you used Sun Scout on an iPhone 6s, you will have found that it didn't work for the first few revisions of iOS9. The sun's track simply flew about in the sky instead of staying put. This was caused by an issue in iOS9 which has been rectified in later updates. I'm very sorry this caused problems for you.

* This update is a fix for the "Where is the sun now" arrow on newer devices.

Many thanks for your support. Please get in touch with your suggestions. Happy scouting!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
onesweetmullet ,

Must Have!

Simply put Sun-Scout is a must have for any level of photography and videography. As a wedding and commercial photographer I’ve used this app countless times over the past 6 years - it’s paid for itself time and time again.

drewhiles ,

App hasn’t worked in months!!

I bought this app months ago and for the first month or so it worked perfectly. Then all of a sudden it hasn’t worked at all. I’ve waited for months and have done multiple updates for this and my phone and it still doesn’t work. It won’t let me contact anyone to resolve this situation. so I basically paid $10 for an app that no longer works. Do not waste your time with this app.

beekervacc ,

Keeps spinning

Every time I use this app it just spins and spins. My compass on my phone works perfect but the sun in this app just spins in circles every time. Sorry. I’m sure it works for others but it never works for me going to try to get a refund


Benjohn Barnes
2.5 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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