It’s National Selfie Day: This iPhone Camera Trick Automatically Improves Your Photos

Selfies could be a tough enterprise. Your cellphone digital camera by no means appears to fairly seize what you see within the mirror — which could be a bit discouraging. Don’t fear, it is not you, it is your iPhone digital camera settings. 

iOS 15 launched plenty of new photograph and video options like ProRes for iPhone 13 Pro
 and an upgraded version of QuickTake, however the important thing to taking a greater selfie has really been round since iOS 14. Mirror Front Photos is a small characteristic, however it makes a giant distinction.

Here’s what it is advisable find out about Mirror Front Photos and the way you should utilize it to up your selfie sport. 

What does Mirror Front Photos do? 

You could have already come throughout this setting in your digital camera settings and puzzled what it was. When you flip it on and alter to your front-facing digital camera, it is going to snap a photograph that is your mirror picture, as a substitute of flipping it because the digital camera normally does. Some individuals discover the flipping jarring as a result of the photograph you are taking does not match the picture you see within the viewfinder. 

Ultimately, it might not change your selfie a lot, however I desire the extra acquainted reversed model of my face that I see within the mirror. Just needless to say different individuals — who primarily do not see your face in a mirror — may discover these selfies somewhat unusual as a result of it is a flipped model of what they’re used to seeing.

How to make use of the Mirror Front Photos characteristic in your iPhone

With iOS 14 (or 15) put in, the Mirror Front Photos setting is disabled by default. Here’s flip it on:

1. Open Settings in your iPhone
2. Choose Camera from the record of choices
3. Toggle on Mirror Front Camera underneath the Composition part.

Head again to your digital camera app, flip the digital camera to face your self and snap a selfie. The saved picture will seem as you see your self within the mirror, as a substitute of flipped because it normally is. Note that your entrance digital camera mechanically mirrors the entrance digital camera viewfinder, so this setting solely impacts the picture that is saved to your photograph library.

Here, you may see the side-by-side comparability of an everyday selfie and one taken with Mirror Front Photos turned on. 

Two phones showing a man's selfie regular and mirrored

iOS 14 and 15 provide the alternative of mirroring your selfies (proper) or conserving them inverted (left).

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You can observe the identical directions to show Mirror Front Photos off and return to the default selfie setting.

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