The prime reason why I have bought iPhone 7 Plus is to use the much-talked-about the dual-camera system. There is a nice feature called Portrait mode exclusive for the phablet’s Camera app, which simulates a shallow depth of field very much like a powerful DSLR camera. (You can use portrait mode on iPhone 7 and older iPhones as well, here is how to.)
Portrait mode is available in iOS 10.1. With the use of a 56mm lens, it captures an image. The wider 28mm lens allows it to generate a depth map of a scene. Making the utmost use of the small differentiation between 56mm and 25mm, the smartphone separates different layers of any photos. Thanks to the machine learning techniques, it applies a blur which simulates a shallow depth of field.
- Portrait mode lets you shoot only with the telephoto lens.
- It doesn’t feature zoom options.
- There is no option to access the Flash, HDR, Live Photos, or Filters. However, you can use 3- and 10-seconds timer.
- You can see the depth effect live before capturing a photo.
How to Use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.1
How to Enable Portrait Mode in iOS 10.1 on iPhone 7 Plus
- Make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 10.1 or later.
- First up, you need to enable the Portrait mode in the stock Camera app.
Step #1. Launch Camera app on your iPhone 7 Plus.
Step #2. Simply slide the Camera wheel to select Portrait mode.
How to Shoot Portrait Shots on iPhone 7 Plus
Note: You can use Portrait mode only in brightly-lit conditions.
Step #1. Remain within 8 feet of your subject. Now, the face and body detection technology will automatically identify the subject.
Step #2. Check out Camera app’s prompts “Move farther away,” “More light required,” “Place subject within 8 feet”. Follow the command perfectly.
That’s done! Now, go ahead and use Portrait Mode to take a lot of memorable photos.