How to Use Night Mode With Portrait Shots on iPhone 12 Pro

The iPhone 12 Pro has gone on sale for a while and users are loving the new features that come with it . One of the most favorite features is the Night Mode. This is a photography feature that allows users to take crisp, clear portrait photos even in low-light conditions. However, not many people know how to use Night Mode in portrait shots on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

With that in mind, we will show you the steps on how to use Night mode with Portrait shots on iPhone 12 Pro.

Which Devices Support Night Mode?

‌This photography feature was originally introduced on the iPhone 11 series. However, users could only use the night mode on the rear-facing wide-angle camera. But on the new iPhone 12, Apple has made a big improvement by equipping the Night Mode to all the lenses. You can use Night mode on all the iPhone 12 models, including iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Currently, you can use Night Mode on other photography modes like selfies or time-lapse. Unfortunately, the Night mode portrait is only available on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. Specifically, If you have an iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max, the new LiDAR Scanner will allow you to use the ‌Night Mode‌ for Portrait shots.

How Does The Night Mode Work in Portrait Mode?

The portrait mode on the iPhone is a shooting mode that uses a depth of field effect called bokeh. This allows users to take photos while keeping the subject sharp with blurred background. With the help of the Night Mode, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max automatically brighten portrait shots in low-light conditions or at night. Therefore, it will balance the light and dark elements of taken photos.

How To Take A Portrait Shot Using Night Mode on iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

Here is what you need to do:

  • Open the Camera app on your ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ or Pro‌ Max.
  • Switch to Portrait mode.
  • If you notice that the camera flash is on, turn it off.
  • Look for the ‌Night Mode‌ icon that looks like a crescent moon. If the ambient light is weak, the mode will function automatically and the icon will be yellow. You can also turn it on manually by tapping on the icon. In the case that you don’t see this icon, there is too much light surround you and it will be disabled.
  • When you manually enable the Night Mode, you can adjust the exposure time via the slider located above the Shutter button.
  • The exposure time will be selected if Night Mode engaged automatically. You can adjust it by tapping the yellow moon icon and moving the horizontal dial.
  • Tap the Shutter button and keep your ‌iPhone‌ steady while the exposure time runs and your photo should be taken.

And that’s how you use Night Mode with portrait shots on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro max. Leave a comments if you have any problems!

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