People are just realizing millions of iPhone models have ‘secret’ camera mode – check your device to see if you have it

IPHONE users have been informed of a camera setting that may improve their photo game.

It’s no surprise that photographers have won awards for media shot with iPhones – after all, their cameras are very impressive.

iPhone users have been notified of a camera setting that may improve their photography


iPhone users have been notified of a camera setting that may improve their photographyPhoto credit: Getty

And now, thanks to the newer models, amateur photographers can also take breathtaking pictures.

In fact, the Pro models of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 range even allow you to take macro photos and videos with their device’s cameras.

Macro photography and videography help to show a subject larger than it is.

Basically, it’s an extreme close-up of something very tiny – like an insect or a flower.

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“The camera of the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the ultra-wide camera to capture macro photography,” Apple said on its website

“Stunning close-up shots with sharp focus. You can take macro photos and Live Photos, as well as macro slow-motion and time-lapse videos,” it added.

How to take a macro photo/video

To use this setting, first open Camera and select Photo or Video mode.

Get close to the subject — up to 2 centimeters, Apple recommends — and the camera should automatically switch to the ultra-wide camera.

Once this effect is activated, tap the shutter button to take a photo or tap the record button to start and stop video recording.

If you want to record a slow or fast motion video, open the camera and then select slow or fast motion mode.

Tap .5x to switch to the ultra wide-angle camera, then get close to the subject.

Then tap the “Record” button to start and stop recording.


There are many more settings that amateur photographers can use on their iPhones to take cool shots.

First, you can experiment with night mode and long exposure, depending on what you want to capture.

Portrait mode can also help you focus more accurately on a subject by blurring the background.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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