How to Remove Depth Effect from a Photo in iOS 11 on iPhone 7 Plus

How do you remove blur effect from Portrait Mode in iOS 11 on iPhone 7 Plus? That's made quite simple to do in the latest iOS version!

Apart from the ultra-large display and superior performance, the one feature that makes iPhone 7 Plus really stunning is the Portrait Mode, which allows you to snap shots with depth effect. The camera mode highlights subjects by blurring the background. Interestingly, you can remove depth effect from Portrait Mode photos in iOS 11 to check out the blurred background a bit more clearly while editing the shot.

If you ever want to re-add depth effect to the photos, you will get it done with ease. To me, it’s a simple but a well-thought –out improvement in the Portrait Mode. It provides you a bit more flexibility to fine tune the photos taken with the DSLR-like blur effect.

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How to Remove Depth Effect from Photo on iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11

How to Remove Depth Effect from Portrait Mode Photos on iPhone 7 Plus Running iOS 11

Step #1. First off, open the Camera app on your iPhone → select Portrait Mode → and then capture a nice photo.

Or, open Photos app and head over to the photo you have snapped with the depth effect.

Step #2. Next, open the image you have just taken.

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Step #3. Now, tap on the Edit button at the bottom.

Tap on Edit in Depth Effect Photo on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, tap on the Depth button at the top center to remove blur effect from the photo. Now, the Depth button will turn white from yellow → Finally, tap on Done at the bottom right corner to confirm the change.

Remove Depth Effect from Photo on iPhone 7 Plus

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How to Re-add Depth Effect to Portrait Mode Photos on iPhone 7 Plus

Want to re-add the depth effect to the images? No problem. It’s as easy to bring the blur effect back to the photos.

Step #1. Open Photos app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, select the photo which you had snapped using Portrait Mode.

Step #3. Next, tap on Edit button at the bottom.

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Tap on Edit Button to Add Depth Effect to Photo on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #4. Next up, tap on Depth button at the top center. The button will now turn white to yellow → In the end, tap on Done at the bottom right corner.

Add Depth Effect to Photo on iPhone 7 Plus

Wrap up

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What do you think of this neat improvement in Portrait Mode? Is there any more change you want to see in it? Share your feedback with us.

Do you want to snap photos with depth effect on your unsupported iPhone like iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s? Check out this quick guide to get it done.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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