One of the biggest new features in iPhone 13 Pro’s Camera Mode is the new Macro Mode, but how do you turn it off?
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have a huge number of improvements in many areas, such as the ProMotion display and the A15 Bionic chipset.
However, it is the cameras that are in the spotlight thanks to an all-new set of sensors on the back.
One of the new camera gimmicks is a dedicated macro mode. It uses an ultra-wide camera so you can Indeed close to your subject and photograph tiny details that would have been nothing more than fuzz before.
That’s great – we’ve already talked about this in our iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max reviews – but there was a catch. Macro mode would automatically turn on whenever you got close to something, and there was no way to return to the main sensor.
The problem was that switching from that huge main sensor meant you were losing the natural blur of the background it allowed, which often meant you were missing out on the best shot.
How to turn off iPhone 13 Pro Macro Mode
Prior to the release of iOS 15.1, it was impossible to disable macro mode. Fortunately, this is now possible, and here’s how to do it:
- Make sure your iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max is updated to iOS 15.1.
- Open settings, then scroll down to the camera.
- Scroll down again to Auto Macro mode.
4. Uncheck the box and you’re done.
Can I still use macro mode?
Like, but not like that. There is no switch in the camera app to enter the same macro mode when this option is disabled, but you can switch to the ultra-wide camera and get closer to get a similar effect.
Hopefully in a future update Apple will add the ability to specifically switch to macro mode with a visible option.