- Manually focus by touching the screen on the subject you want in focus.
- Press and hold until you see AE/AF lock (automatic exposure and automatic focus).
- Touch the screen again to remove the AE/AF lock.
2 - Photos are blurry
Do you struggle to get clear and crisp photos? It’s usually because the light is low and your camera shutter remains open longer to compensate for low light.
- Steady your iPhone by supporting your hands on a table or rail, or leaning against a wall.
- Your camera lens could be dirty. Wipe it with a soft cloth.
- A metallic case can interfere with your iPhone’s optical image stabilization. Try taking a picture without it, then compare the quality.
- Manually adjust the exposure by touching the screen in the area that is dark.
- You’ll see a slider with a sun icon. Slide it up or down to adjust the exposure.
- You can also adjust the exposure when editing after the picture is taken.
- Use your feet and move closer to the subject, since zooming in when taking a picture doesn’t do anything.
- Take the picture without zooming in, making sure the subject is in focus.
- Crop the picture after it’s taken to get the best possible resolution for your subject.
- Remove your sunglasses, especially if they are polarized, which interferes with your iPhone’s screen resolution.
- You may be able to brighten your screen by swiping up to access the control center, where you’ll see the screen brightener slider.
- You can also buy a sun hood or screen protector that reduces sun glare for your iPhone on Amazon if the above solutions don’t work for you.