How To Shoot Macro Photos On iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Macro Photos iPhone 13

Macro Photos iPhone 13

Macro photos on iPhone are finally here. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro devices are the first Apple smpartphones that support Macro mode in the stock Camera app! Just bring the lens close to the subject that you want to snap a close-up photography of. Zoom-in and shoot!

How To Shoot Macro Photos On iPhone 13

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For a great picture you need to find the proper subject. Macro photography is popular for small subjects like bugs, insects, flowers and various plants.

You also need for the theme to be in good light.

Finally, you have to bring your iPhone 13 in the proximity of the subject. When the distance gets smaller than 6-inches Macro mode will automatically kick-in. The viewfinder jitters to signal that the iPhone 13 has entered Macro mode!

Tip: Don’t get closer than 2cm. Use the zoom wheel instead to magnify the subject up to 15x!

How To Record Macro Videos On iPhone 13

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Capturing close-up movies works exactly the same. The only difference is that you can zoom to a maximum of 9x.

Tip: Don’t zoom too much though, or you risk for the video to become very shaky especially if you don’t use a gimbal!

Macro Mode Not Working

how to disable Macro Photos on iPhone 13 pro

If macro photos don’t automatically enable when you approach a subject, the feature might be turned off on your device!

The iPhone 13 is set to automatically switch for Macro mode when the above conditions are met. However, since iOS 15.1 there is a Macro toggle in the Camera settings. If you accidentally switched it OFF, macro photos don’t work!

How to turn On Macro Mode

  • Open Settings and scroll for Camera.
  • Scroll for Auto Macro and enable the feature!

Macro Photos Not Available On iPhone?

As mentioned above Macro mode is exclusive for the iPhone 13 lineup. If you own an older device you won’t be able to use this feature natively.

How To Get Macro Mode On All iPhones

You can snap macro photos on iPhone 12 and earlier if you use a third-party app store apps. One of them is: Halide Mark II (direct link)

Are you snapping macro photos on iPhone? What’s your feedback about this new feature? Use the comments section and share your thoughts!

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– how to use Photographic Styles on iPhone 13
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– how to enable ProRes videos on iPhone 13 Pro