Controlling the intensity of the bokeh effect allows you to capture even more spectacular photos with your iOS device. Unfortunately, Depth Control isn’t available for the iPhone X model and it’s unclear yet if this is just an iOS 12 software limitation imposed by Apple in order to boost the XS sales, or if it’s also hardware related. Only time will tell, because future iOS updates could enable this Portrait mode feature to last year’s model too.
5 Steps To Use The iPhone XS Portrait Mode Depth Control
1. Open the XS or the XS Max Camera from the Home Screen, or directly via the Lock Screen shortcut.
2. Swipe-left on the Camera modes, until you reach Portrait Mode.
3. Choose the desired Lightning option from the carousel: Natural Light, Contour Light, Stage Light and more.
4. Focus on the subject and press the shutter button.
5. Tap the latest photo thumbnail, available in the bottom-left corner of the screen to review your capture.
6. Press Edit to adjust the bokeh effect!
7. Use the Depth Control slider to minimize or enhance the amount of blur available in the background. Tap Done when ready.
Fact: To obtain the same results with the front-facing camera, tap the rotate-camera icon available in the bottom-right corner of the screen, before step 4.
Tip: Want to see other new features available in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max? Tap here!