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iPhone 11 Series - Getting the Best out of your iPhone 11 Camera

  • Apple have been improving their camera functionality for years. knowing how to use it to get the best results means understanding the tech to enhance your photos. Check out our quick tips.
iPhone 11 Camera
iPhone 11 Camera
The smartphone has long since replaced the digital camera when taking pictures. The main reason is you always have a smartphone with you, and you can edit photos and videos on the move and share quickly to social media

Transfer Your Old Pictures to Your New iPhone 11

Setting up the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max is simple, Since iOS 12.4 you can wirelessly transfer from device to device. Using iCloud is no longer necessary.

During setup, you simply hold your old iPhone close to the new iPhone 11 to transfer the data wirelessly. If your network connection is too weak, you can also connect both smartphones directly by cable. All you need is a Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter and a Lightning to USB cable.

Using Haptic Touch Instead of 3D Touch

The iPhone 11 is the first Apple flagship in a long time without a 3D touch - instead, only haptic touch is used. The big difference is you do not activate extended operating options by pressing the display to different extents, but simply by tapping longer.

Not a lot of users are likely to miss 3D Touch, as all important tasks can be performed more intuitively with Haptic Touch. With one exception: The cursor can only be activated by a long tap on the space bar, while with 3D Touch you could simply press anywhere on the keyboard.

Using Night Mode

The iPhone 11 series have an exclusive feature that the older Apple smartphones don't have - a night mode. Using night mode, you can take pictures even in difficult lighting conditions.

This is made possible by the powerful A13 bionic chipset. When taking the picture, several pictures are taken, the software automatically looks for the best areas from the different photos and produces a single picture in the final step that is significantly brighter than a photo without night mode.

You don't have to activate night mode separately; the camera system automatically knows when the feature should be activated. You can recognize the night mode in the app by the yellow crescent moon, and you can also use the number to see how many seconds the iPhone is likely to take to expose the image. This is usually between one and five seconds.

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Shooting Videos in 4K at 60 FPS

The 4K video recording is supported by every camera in the new iPhones - even by the selfie cam on the front. You must choose one of the three main cameras for 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, you cannot switch between the individual lenses during the recording.

If you want to switch between lenses during a recording, only 4K with 30 fps is available. Unfortunately, even under iOS 13 it is not possible to switch between the different resolutions directly within the camera app. 

The current iPhones all have an ultra wide-angle camera. You can easily activate this by tapping the 0.5x button in the camera app. The new lens is particularly suitable for landscape videos because it covers a much larger field of view.

Recording Slofies

Using the selfie camera on the iPhone 11 series you can record so-called "slofies". There is a simple function behind this new functionality, namely the taking of selfies in slow motion. The front camera records videos at 120 frames per second, which means that the sequence is played back very slowly with high quality. 

First open the camera app, switch from rear to front camera and swipe in the camera modes and select "Slo-Mo". Press the shutter button to record your "slofie" and press the shutter button again to end the sequence. The video is stored in the Photos app as normal.