How to Stop iPhone HDR from Saving Multiple Photos Automatically

Prevent iPhone HDR from automatically saving two photos to the Camera Roll and eating up a lot of storage on your iOS device by following this simple trick.

I like to snap HDR (High Definition Range) photos as they look a lot better than the normal ones. Perfectly blending the best parts of the three separate exposures, HDR captures stunners; without any doubt. By default, it saves both the enhanced version and regular photo to your Camera Roll. What if you want to stop HDR from saving multiple photos automatically on your iPhone?

You can easily prevent HDR from saving the typical photo to your library and allow it to keep only the enhanced version of the picture. Obviously, there is no point in saving the duplicate images and clutter the Camera Roll as well as the valuable iCloud storage.  Let’s find out how it’s done!

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How to Stop iPhone HDR from Saving Multiple Photos Automatically

How to Prevent iPhone HDR from Saving Two Photos Automatically

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Photos & Camera.

Tap on Settings then Photos & Camera on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and turn off the switch next to  Keep Normal Photo under HDR section.

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Stop iPhone HDR from Saving Multiple Photos

That’s it! From now onwards, your iPhone will save only the HDR version of the photo to the Camera Roll.

If you ever want to save both the standard and HDR photos, just toggle on the “Keep Normal Photo” switch by following the same steps mentioned above.

How to Capture HDR Photos on iPhone

It’s so simple to turn on HDR mode and snap attractive images.

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Step #1. Open Camera on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on the HDR at the top left corner and choose On.

How to Capture HDR Photos on iPhone

That’s done! Now, go ahead and capture memorable pics knowing that HDR won’t save the normal photos anymore.

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Wrapping Up

This little trick can help you prevent your photo library from being completely messed up. Hence, make sure to turn off the Keep Normal Photoswitch.

There are some other interesting posts which I would like to recommend you to read. As for instance, how to capture photos and videos using Siri, how to use Markup in Photos, best camera self-timer apps, how to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, how to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 and older iPhones etc.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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