When the iPhone 11 came on the scene in 2019, equipped with the “night mode” camera function, many iPhone users rejoiced at this added convenience. Who hasn’t found themselves in the perfect photo setup to realize there isn’t enough light to capture something on your phone camera? The night sky was no longer the limit for shooting. However, now that Night Mode has become the standard on newer iPhone models, some may be wondering how to disable Night Mode.
While the feature offers many benefits, the fact that it’s a default setting in dark environments can be quite frustrating. After all, there’s nothing worse than snapping the perfect shot at a concert, only to see a message pop up on your camera that reads ‘Shut up’ and the slow shutter countdown begins. Sure, night mode does a great job of lighting up dark photos, but when it comes to moving subjects, it can often result in blurry, overexposed photos.
There is a time and a palace to use the night mode, depending on what you hope to capture. To disable this default camera feature, do the following.
How to disable night mode on your iPhone camera?
If you’ve adjusted your camera settings to Keep settings, it’s pretty easy to toggle night mode on and off. When opening the camera in a dark environment, just tap the night mode icon (which looks like a moon with lines across it). Then drag the slider all the way to the left until it says “Off.”
When you reopen your camera, Night Mode will remain disabled unless you manually turn it back on. Note: If you’ve adjusted your settings to Keep Settings, Night Mode will remain on until you turn it off again. If your settings have not been adjusted to Keep Settings, you must manually disable Night Mode when you are in a dark environment and want to disable the feature.
Make sure “Keep Settings” is turned on
Keep Settings is a feature in your iPhone’s camera settings that allows you to keep the latest camera mode, creative controls, exposure adjustment, night mode, or live photo settings when you close and reopen the app. For example, if you’re shooting in black and white and have Preserve Settings turned on for creative controls, the camera will remain in black and white when you reopen the app.
To make sure Keep settings for night mode is turned on, open the Settings app (the gear icon on your home screen). Scroll down to Camera and then tap Keep settings in the list of camera settings. You will see a night mode switch. It turns off by default, but you can turn it on if you want to keep your Night Mode settings.