The Night Mode camera on iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro Max is one of the more interesting new features of the new iPhone models, and ones that iPhone photographers will surely enjoy and appreciate.
Using Night Mode camera on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is somewhat unique, so read on to learn how to use Night Mode camera mode on the new iPhone cameras.
How to Turn on Night Mode Camera on iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Camera
Night Mode Camera on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 actually turns itself on automatically when the lighting conditions are dark enough.
- Bring the iPhone into a dark setting and open the Camera app as usual
- Night Mode turns on automatically in a dark environment, as signified by the yellow moon icon in the camera app.
- Take a photo with iPhone camera, as usual, holding as still as possible
Just taking a photo in a dark setting will automatically enable Night Mode Camera on the iPhone camera when you snap a photo.
In other words, you can’t directly enable Night Mode camera on iPhone camera except by taking the iPhone into a dim setting or to a dark location. The iPhone actually senses the change in surrounding light, and then enables Night Mode in camera when the appropriate lighting is detected.
An easy way to try this out yourself is to simply step outside at night and open the iPhone camera. Night Mode will automatically activate and turn itself on. Then snap a picture, and you’ll see how the feature works.
You can use Night Mode camera on iPhone 11 Pro in either horizontal or vertical orientation, similar to portrait mode or any of the other cool iPhone photography features available to the device’s camera.
As already suggested, try to keep the iPhone as still as possible when using the night mode camera on iPhone. You can even use third-party accessories like an iPhone tripod or iPhone stand to keep the iPhone completely sturdy when using Night Mode camera, which will produce a better resulting photo (and allow for longer exposure time lengths for very dark situations too).
These types of photos are probably better with a tripod for maximum clarity, but nonetheless it’s still pretty impressive you can shoot night star photography with an iPhone at all.
Are you using the Night Mode camera on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max? What do you think of the camera feature? Let us know in the comments below.