Apple introduced an advanced photography mode in iPhone 13 Pro models, the Macro photography mode. The iPhone 13 Pro’s camera system automatically switches to macro photography mode when the lens is too close to an object to take incredibly detailed pictures of objects only at 2 cm of distance. However, the automatic switching was irksome for users who did not wish to take extreme close up of their subjects.
Listening to users’ feedback, Apple has introduced a toggle to manually enable or disable the Macro mode on the iPhone 13 Pro models in iOS 15.1 beta 3. Now, the company has pushed the toggle on the camera app directly, making it even easier to enable or disable the feature.
Disable the Macro mode in the iPhone 13 Pro/ Pro Max Settings app to see a toggle in the camera app
On iOS 15.2, users will be able to manually turn on or turn off the Macro mode. Firstly, they will have to disable the feature in the Settings app > Camera. Then, a flower icon will appear on the camera UI when taking photos. The icon will turn yellow when the feature is enabled and it will turn grey when it is disabled. It was spotted @DylanMcD8.
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The Macro photography mode is considered a big leap forward in a smartphone’s camera system, not only aesthetically but for medical use too. An ophthalmologist used the Macro mode on his iPhone 13 Pro Max’s to take close-up pictures of a patient’s eye to check post-operation healing.
The new lens design, autofocus capability for the first time in the Ultra Wide on iPhone, and advanced software also unlock something never before possible on iPhone: macro photography.
Users can capture sharp, stunning images where objects appear larger than life, magnifying subjects with a minimum focus distance of 2 centimeters. Macro also extends to video including Slo-mo and Time-lapse. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also boast a new 77 mm Telephoto camera, allowing users to get closer to their subjects while recording video and achieve even more classically framed portraits, offering 3x optical zoom for a total 6x optical zoom range on the camera system.
So far the other features on the iOS 15.2 beta 2 update are the new “Items that can track me” on the Find My app so users can detect unknown trackers or AirTags traveling with them, Legacy Contacts program to designated close contacts to access users personal information on their iPhones after their death, Message Communication Safety for children in iMessage, redesigned Notification Summary, access to Hide My Email directly from the Mail app.