How to use iPhone 7 Plus camera: The ultimate Guide

How to use iPhone 7 Plus camera: The ultimate Guide

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are among the best camera phones in the market. However, this year’s iPhone 7 Plus offers more features over its sibling thanks to its dual-camera system ranging from 10x digital zoom to Portrait Mode.


If you are now using an iPhone 7 Plus, we will walk you through the steps to help you get the most out of your phone’s shooter.

  1. How to zoom on your 7 Plus 

Digital zoom on the iPhone 7 Plus is a bigger deal than you think. You can do a lot more besides simply cropping and enlarging pixels from the original photo. You now can use Digital zoom when you are composing your photos on your phone. With the iPhone 7 Plus, you can perform an up-to-10x digital zoom. Here is how you do it:

Step one: First and foremost, launch the Camera app on your phone. Once you are in, tap on the 1x button

Step two: Swipe to the left/right if you want to increase/decrease zoom. Tap on the zoom button to go back to 1x.

  1. How to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus

With iOS 10.1, Apple has added a brand new feature for its 5.5 inch models called Portrait Mode. The new mode is exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus, and it shoots with the 56mm-equivalent “telephoto” lens on the 7 Plus.

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You can access the new mode by swiping left in your Camera view. Basically, Portrait Mode blurs the background while it puts your main image in focus.

Steps to shoot portrait with Portrait mode on the 7 Plus

Step one: Open the Camera app on your iPhone 7 Plus and swipe left to access Portrait Mode on your camera view

Step two: Choose your subject. Once you are done, you need to meet the camera’s needs like light or distance of the subject.

Step three: Once you have met the requirements, you will see a yellow banner that says “Depth Effect”. You now can take a photo and it will be saved.

Steps to shoot in low-light conditions with Portrait Mode

Shooting in a dark room is not officially supported within the Portrait Mode, as the effect fails to work properly. However, you can still use Portrait Mode to take a low-light portrait with the telephoto lens.

  1. How to shoot with the telephoto lens on the 7 Plus 

Normally, when you want to take a photo on your iPhone 7 Plus, this means that you shoot with the phone’s 12-megapixel wide-angle f/1.8 lens. However, you can switch to the new 56mm-equivalent “telephoto” lens, which is exclusive to the 7 Plus.

Steps to shoot with iPhone 7 Plus’s telephoto lens

Step one: Launch the Camera app and select the photo mode

Step two: Next up, tap on the 1x button to access 2x mode

Step three: Frame and take your photo.

Beside that, the telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus can work perfectly with many third-party camera apps. Cool, isn’t it?

The iPhone 7 Plus is undoubtedly one of the best camera phones in the market due to its dual-camera system. If you are looking for a smartphone with premium design, crazy specs and excellent camera performance, the iPhone 7 Plus should be your choice.

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