Unlike before the 5.5-inch iPhone has outsold the 4.7-inch model. Thanks to superior features like dual-camera system, the iPhone 7 Plus has a sizeable edge over its sibling.

There is a much-awaited camera feature called Portrait mode which is exclusive to iPhone 7 Plus. This neat feature is available in iOS 10.1.

The ability to shoot with the 56mm-equivalent “telephoto” lens makes it a huge asset for the Camera. It’s touted as a major feature to let you capture stunning shots.

How to Use iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait Mode in iOS 10.1 beta

Things to know:

  • Portrait mode is equipped to measure the difference in distance automatically and then creates a nine-point depth map. Then, depth map is used to create an artificial depth of field.
  • In Portrait mode, you will be able to only shoot with the telephoto lens as it doesn’t have zoom options.
  • There is no option to access the Flash, HDR, Live Photos, or Filters.
  • You can access a 3- and 10-second timer.

Currently, Portrait mode officially supports taking pictures of people with its face as well as body mapping. However, there is a way to capture other subjects as well. Find out!

How to Use iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait Mode in iOS 10.1

How to Enable Portrait Mode in iOS 10.1 on iPhone 7 Plus

It’s easy to enable the Portrait mode in the stock Camera app.

Step #1. First up, you will have to update your iPhone to the iOS 10.1.

Step #2. Launch the Camera app on your iPhone.

Step #3. Then, you just need to slide the Camera wheel over to Portrait mode.

How to Shoot Portrait Shots

Note: Portrait mode only works in brightly-lit conditions.

Step #1. Make sure you are within 8 feet of your subject. The face and body detection will identify your subject automatically.

Step #2. Check out Camera app’s prompts “Move farther away”, “More light required,” “Place subject within 8 feet”. Make sure to get it right.

Step #3. A yellow banner will appear at the bottom reading “Depth Effect”. Take the shot now or anytime you want.

How to shoot other objects and animals

Though shooting non-human objects isn’t supported in Portrait mode, there is a way to get it done.

Step #1. Make sure you are within 8 feet of subject. You need to tap once on the screen in order to bring up the focus point.

Step #2. Check out Camera app’s prompts: “Move farther away, More light required,” “Place subject within 8 feet”. Fulfill Camera’s wish as directed.

Step #3. A yellow banner will appear at the bottom reading “Depth Effect”. Now, capture the shot now or anytime you want.

That’s it! Use Portrait Mode to capture more stunning shots.

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