HDR camera on iPhone
HDR (high dynamic range) in Camera helps you get great shots in high-contrast situations. iPhone takes several photos in rapid succession at different exposures and blends them together to bring more highlight and shadow detail to your photos.
By default, iPhone uses HDR (for the rear camera and front-facing camera) when it’s most effective. For best results, keep iPhone steady and avoid subject motion.
Turn off automatic HDR
By default, iPhone automatically uses HDR when it’s most effective. To manually control HDR instead, do the following:
On iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max: Go to Settings > Camera, turn off Smart HDR. Then from the camera screen, tap HDR to turn it off or on.
On iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus: Go to Settings > Camera, then turn off Auto HDR.
To turn HDR back on from the camera screen, tap HDR, then tap On.
All other models: Tap HDR at the top of the camera screen, then tap Off.
Keep the non-HDR version of a photo
By default, the HDR version of a photo is saved in Photos. You can also save the non-HDR version on all models except iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Go to Settings > Camera, then turn on Keep Normal Photo.