It’s now easier than ever to take sharp, clear photos, even with poor lighting conditions like at night.
The newest iPhone series — which includes the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max — features groundbreaking Night Mode technology.
Something to consider if you haven’t decided on upgrading yet!
While the iPhone 11 does have Night Mode capabilities, it is only available on the rear-facing, wide-lens camera. With the iPhone 12 series, you can use Night Mode on both front & rear lenses for spectacular photography all day and night.
Night Mode also allows you to take better “Portrait Mode” photos at night, preserving the nighttime feel while improving clarity and visibility.
Here’s how to snap a Night Mode Portrait on the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max…
1) To activate Night Mode, start by opening your Camera App.
If the Flash is activated (showing a yellow icon) at the top left corner of the screen, tap it to deactivate.
2) Locate Night Mode at the top left-hand corner of the screen (it is shaped like a half-moon). In low light conditions, it will appear and automatically activate, showing a yellow icon. If it appears but is not activated, simply tap it to take pictures in Night Mode.
3) If you activated Night Mode manually, you can change exposure time by adjusting the horizontal dial that appears above the white shutter button.
If Night Mode engaged automatically but you would still like to adjust its exposure time, simply tap the yellow moon icon in the top left corner and move the exposure dial.
4) When you’re ready to take your picture, tap the white shutter button and hold your phone still for the appropriate exposure time.
The iPhone 12 Pro will also use its built-in gyroscope to detect when your iPhone is on a tripod. It will then present longer exposure times, up to 30 seconds, which allows you to pull in more details from your subject in low light.
The new iPhone 12 series takes nighttime photography to the next level with these new advanced Night Mode options.