iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera features

Learn about QuickTake, the Ultra Wide camera, Night mode, and other new camera features in iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.


Grab a video with QuickTake

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have QuickTake, a new feature that lets you record videos without switching out of photo mode.

Hold the shutter to take a video

When you open the Camera app, you see the default photo mode. Tap the shutter button  to take a photo. Tap the arrow  to adjust options such as flash, Live Photos, timer, and more.

If you want to capture a QuickTake video, just press and hold the shutter button.* Then release the button to stop recording.

Slide to the right to lock recording

To keep recording video without having to hold the button, slide the shutter button to the right, then release it. When video recording is locked, a shutter button appears to the right; tap it to take a still photo during video recording. When you're ready to stop recording, tap the record button.

Slide to the left for burst mode

Slide the shutter button to the left and hold it to take a burst of photos, then release it to stop.

* To take videos with customizable resolution, stereo audio, and audio zoom, switch to Video mode.

See beyond the frame

The redesigned Camera interface in iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro shows you what's happening outside of the shot that you're framing. This can help you decide if you need to re-frame your shot or switch to a different camera on your iPhone for a better photo.

When you're using the Wide (1x) camera, the viewfinder also shows what the Ultra Wide (0.5x) camera sees. Tap the .5 button to switch to the Ultra Wide camera. If you have iPhone 11 Pro, you can also see the Wide (1x) view outside of the frame when you're using the Telephoto (2x) camera.


Take low-light photos with Night mode

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro turn on Night mode automatically when the camera detects low-light situations. The Night mode icon  at the top of the display turns yellow when the feature is active.

Depending on how dark the scene is, your iPhone might take a Night mode photo quickly, or it might take several seconds. A number appears next to the Night mode icon to indicate how long the shot will take. 

To experiment with longer Night mode photos, tap the Night mode icon. Then use the slider above the shutter button to choose Max, which extends the capture time. When you take the photo, the slider becomes a timer that counts down to the end of the exposure.

For the best results, hold your iPhone steady until the capture completes. You can get even more detail and less noise in very dark scenes, such as night sky photography, by keeping your iPhone completely still. Try placing your iPhone on a solid and secure surface or using a tripod to get the longest possible Night mode exposures.

Night mode is available when you use the 1x camera.

How to turn on Live Photos and flash

When your iPhone is in Night mode, Live Photos and the flash aren't active. You can turn these features on manually. Note that turning on Live Photos or the flash deactivates Night mode.

To turn on Live Photos, tap the Live Photos button  at the top of the screen. Tap it again and your camera returns to Night mode if you're still in a low-light situation.

If you have Flash set to Auto, it turns on automatically in extremely low-light situations. To turn on the flash manually, tap the arrow  above the viewfinder. Tap the flash button  that appears below the viewfinder, then select On.


Make your photos and videos look just right

The Photos app in iOS 13 gives you even more control over editing. Now you can adjust the intensity of all the editing tools and filters. You can also edit videos with the same tools you use for photos—crop, rotate, apply filters, and more. Learn more about editing photos on your iPhone.


Take portraits to new places

The camera systems in iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro make Portrait mode even better. The new High-Key Light Mono effect gives you studio-style photos, and Portrait mode works with everything you love to take pictures of, including pets.

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