The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera app has been extensively redesigned. Apple introduced new features such as Night mode and QuickTake video, but changed the Camera app’s design in the process as well.
Some controls were removed, most moved to a new place, and some new settings were removed. Here’s a complete overview of what’s new and how to use it in the iPhone 11 Camera app.
For starters, there are now visually new controls at the top of the screen, a triangle screen indicator, a redesigned flip camera icon, a new zoom control, and the ultra-wide camera image data is mixed in the transparent toolbar areas around the main viewfinder. Let’s dig into various actions.
How to zoom in and out on your iPhone 11
The camera zoom control on the iPhone 11 camera has been changed. There will be two buttons if you have an iPhone 11:.5x and 1x. .5x is the latest ultra-wide camera and the default camera is 1x. There’s a third button for 2xzoom if you have an iPhone 11 Pro.
To jump to that zoom stage, you can press the button. You can also slide horizontally to open a zoom wheel on those buttons, though. This allows you to select intermediate zoom levels and displays the corresponding focal length in 35 mm film as well. To adjust zoom and switch between lenses, you can also pinch and zoom with two fingers, but the focal length wheel will not be represented.
If you’ve changed to a custom zoom level and want to jump back to 1x, simply click the center button.
How to record a video in your iPhone 11 camera quickly
QuickTake is one of the latest features of the iPhone 11. This allows you to begin recording a video without mode changes, such as Snapchat or Instagram.
Make sure the camera mode is on Photo to quickly take a video. Then, press the shutter button for a long time and it turns into a red recording light. The video is being shot now. The clip finishes when you remove your finger from the screen. Simply drag the red shutter button to the lock icon on the right side of the screen if you want to maintain recording without holding your finger down. This locks the clip in and you’ll get a normal stop button to press at leisure.
How to take iPhone 11 burst photos
Holding the shutter down would take a burst in the ancient camera. It’s QuickTake now. A burst needs a further motion.
To take a burst, click the shutter button and move to the thumbnail stack of photos quickly to the left. (If the shutter button remains red, you’ve been holding your finger for too long and the phone believes you’d like to take a video.
The shutter circle will change with your finger to show the start of the burst, and the amount displayed will represent the present amount of photos in the burst. Just release your finger from the screen to complete when your burst is completed.
How to take photos on iPhone 11 at night
Night mode is not a dedicated camera wheel choice in iPhone 11. Instead, when the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro detects that the scene might benefit from a longer exposure, a Night mode button— which looks like a crescent moon icon— appears automatically.
If the scene is really dark, the camera will enable the night mode automatically, and a yellow night mode icon will appear in the top-left corner of the screen, showing the amount of seconds the photo will take to capture. To disable Night mode, simply press the button to switch it off.
The Night mode option will be visible but not activated (not highlighted yellow) if the scene is lit with low-to-medium light. You can manually tap to allow it if you believe the photo would benefit from Night mode. To adjust the exposure time, you can also drag the slider.
Tap the shutter button and keep the phone steady for the allocated period when you are prepared with active Night mode. It will create a brighter photo, collecting as much detail as possible over a period of 3-5 seconds.
How to alter the crop and look of the iPhone 11 camera
The iPhone 11 camera has an extra controls hidden drawer. If you notice a triangular arrow pointing upward, swipe the viewfinder to expose the new control drawer.
For flash, night mode, live photos, crop, timer and filters, there are more fine-grained choices. You may have noticed that the main wheel UI removed the Square camera. Instead, by altering the aspect ratio in this drawer, you can take square photos.
Tap the button (which is set to 4:3 by default) to alter the aspect ratio. Tap Square, then. Square (1:1), 4:3, and 16:9 are available. When editing the image in the Photos library, you can always change the crop later.
How to use the new feature ‘ Capture Outside the Frame ‘
Capture Outside the Frame is a new feature where the iPhone will save extra camera data automatically around the active viewfinder, allowing you to modify the crop after the reality. With photos and videos, this works.
In the Settings app, these settings can be allowed or disabled, not within the camera. Go to Settings -> Camera-> Composition and see the three toggles. Separate capture for pictures and videos outside of the frame toggles and a setting called’ Auto-Apply Adjustments.’
You should be able to go into the Photos app after getting a photo or video outside of the frame turned on and use the Crop tool to extend the edges of the frame. This will be done on your behalf by the Auto-Apply option if it can detect faces being cut off or comparable automatic changes in composition. However, the Capture Outside the Frame features family still appears to be a bit buggy in iOS 13.0 and at this time we wouldn’t depend on it. For me, for QuickTake videos it only seems to function and I can’t get it to work for pictures at all. This may be clarified by iOS 13.1.
- The new Camera app uses a unique variant of the system font called SF Camera. You can see the typography differences best in the text of the control wheel.
- On iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, you can now choose which lens to use when taking a panorama. This means you can capture dramatic vistas by using the Pano camera in concert with the new ultra-wide lens.
- There’s a new Live Auto setting for Live Photo capture, in addition to the usual On and Off. It’s not clear what heuristic it uses though, as snapping photos of stationary objects still consistently saves Live Photos to the camera roll.
- Apple believes in Smart HDR so much that there is no longer an option in the Settings to save both the HDR-ified and original image. Now, you can only choose to take photos using Smart HDR — or not at all.
- The Auto Low-Light FPS video feature can now be used when recording at the highest 4K 60 FPS format. To check you have this turned on for your phone, open Settings -> Camera -> Record Video and ensure the Auto Low-Light FPS toggle is enabled.