The iPhone 11 Pro is currently the best camera smartphone you can buy. Apple really took the fight to Google with its latest offering, showing it can still make incredible cameras to compete with the Pixel 3, the Huawei P30 Pro, and the many other great camera phones available today.
If you’ve purchased an iPhone 11 Pro, or are about to, here’s our guide to making the best use of the camera. Don’t forget to read our review of the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max if you haven’t quite made up your mind about which new iPhone to buy.
Before going into details, here are the specs on the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera. Our guide is relevant to both the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max, but the iPhone 11’s camera does differ, and not all the tips will apply. There are three lenses inside the square camera bump on the back of the Pro iPhones, and they each have 12 megapixels.
The ultrawide lens has a 120-degree field of vision and an f/2.4 aperture, while the standard wide-angle lens has an f/1.8 aperture, and the telephoto lens has an f/2.0 aperture. The camera has a 2x optical zoom, and will zoom out using the ultrawide lens to the same degree. You get dual optical image stabilization across both wide-angle lenses, and video gets optical image stabilization too. The front camera also has 12 megapixels.
How to change lenses
Open the camera app, and get ready to use the three different lenses. To switch between them, look at the bottom of the viewfinder to see the buttons marked 1x, 2, and .5. Tap the 2 and you switch to the telephoto lens ready to take photos at a 2x optical zoom. Tap the .5 button, and you switch to the wide-angle lens.
One thing to take note of here is when you’re shooting with the normal lens, the black bars either side will show content “outside” the frame, which won’t be captured in the photo you’re about to take. However, it gives a hint of what the photo would be like if you switch to the ultrawide angle lens. Give it a try.
Use night mode
Apple joined the legions of phone makers adding a night mode to the camera with the iPhone 11 Pro. It operates as you would expect, by making low-light and nighttime photos look brighter and more detailed, without sacrificing quality. Here’s how to use it.
For a start, the night mode won’t be available unless the conditions are right. It’s not an option to select at any time. In low-light conditions, when the iPhone can see night mode may make a difference, look for a moon-like icon in the top left of the screen (or bottom left in landscape orientation), which denotes when the feature is available.
Tap it and it turns yellow, and a new scroll wheel appears above the shutter button. The yellow icon will have a number in it, which shows how long the phone will take the photo for, and this can be adjusted using the scroll wheel above the shutter button. The iPhone will automatically select the time it feels is right for the lighting conditions.
It’s best to just leave it on the automatically selected timer, and just tap the photo. The results can be really impressive, so make sure you try it out soon.
Try the new portrait lighting mode
Open the camera app and choose portrait mode on the selector above the shutter button. Apple’s portrait lighting modes set a trend in the industry, and remain some of the best available. In iOS 13 and on the iPhone 11 Pro, you can try out the High-Key Light Mono effect, which is the last option on the options list that appears.
It’s the opposite of the Stage Light Mono option, and instead of removing the background around your subject and adding a black backdrop, it adds a white backdrop. Like all the Portrait lighting modes, tap the Edit button in the gallery and you can see how the photo looks using all the different lighting options.
Another feature to try in the Portrait mode is zooming out. By default, when you select the feature the zoom level is at 2x. In the bottom left of the viewfinder is the zoom button, which when tapped reverts to standard focal length, giving you more versatility if your subject is close up. Finally, you can make adjustments to the lighting effect by tapping the hexagonal button in the top right of the screen.
Take a Slofie
A really fun feature on the iPhone 11 Pro is the Slofie, Apple’s name for a selfie that’s a slow-motion video rather than a still photo. They’re really easy to take, as the iPhone does most of the work. Open the camera app and select Slo-mo from the options. Switch to the front camera, and either tap and hold, or single tap the shutter button.
If you decide to tap and hold, the video will stop recording when you let go, or just tap the button to stop recording. Apple assembles the Slofie so the first and last part run at normal speed, while the bulk of the video plays in slow motion. The effect can be dramatic, but you will need to experiment and play around to get the best results.
Use the Capture Outside the Frame feature
This is an unusual feature where the iPhone will take capture additional information around the scene of the photo or video you shoot, with the idea being to give you more flexibility when you come to edit the final piece. It’s activated as standard for video, but you have to go into Settings, and Camera to set it up for stills. Look for the Photos Capture Outside the Frame option and flip the switch.
To see how it works, activate the feature and take a photo at normal focal length. Open the photo in your Camera Roll and tap Edit, then go to the size alteration tool. Now, when you alter the size, additional scene information appears around it, potentially letting you reframe the photo completely.
Take a wide-angle selfie
Fit all your friends, or as much of the background as possible, into your selfies with this feature. Open the camera app and swap to the front camera. With the Photo mode selected, a small button with two opposite-facing arrows should be above the shutter button. Tap this to get a wider angle.
Quickly change camera settings
Apple has cleaned up the interface for the camera app in iOS 13, and has hidden many of the settings that used to run along the top of the screen away. To find them, look for an arrow icon at the top of the screen in portrait orientation and tap it, or alternatively just swipe up on the viewfinder. This reveals various icons under the viewfinder screen. Here, you can activate Apple’s Live Motion photos, change the aspect ratio, set the timer, or add a filter. You can also find the night mode button when the feature is available.
Edit photos and videos
Apple has changed the way its editing software works, and not always for the better, in iOS 13. When you take a photo that you’d like to edit, find it in the Camera Roll app and tap the Edit button in the top right of the screen. There are three main icons at the bottom of the screen, with adjustments to the color and other attributes first, then the option to add filters, and finally a chance to change the size and aspect ratio.
For each option, alterations can be made using the buttons and sliders under the viewfinder. Most are straightforward, but the size, crop, and angle alteration tool is slightly confusing. This is the third option, and can frustrate when it automatically alters the image when you select it. The job it does is never very good, so to revert back to the standard picture, tap the yellow Auto button at the top of the screen. Don’t try to manually change the app’s alterations, as this only makes things worse.
To change the photo’s size or shape — make it square rather than 4:3 aspect ratio for example — tap the aspect ratio button in the top right of the screen. Then, shapes and sizes are shown under the photo. Also along the top of the screen are buttons to mirror the image, or to rotate it. When you’ve finished, tap the Done button and your photo will be saved in the Camera Roll. The great news is in iOS 13, all these editing tools can be used on video too.
Enjoy using your iPhone 11 Pro’s camera!
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The front camera on your iPhone flips photos when you capture them. Much to your surprise, it actually unflips them.
If you are wondering why it does so then you should continue reading this article.
Here in this guide, we share why does your iPhone camera flip the picture.
You will also learn how you can take selfies without flipping and also flip photos on iPhone that are already taken and stored on your Camera Roll.
Table of Contents
Why The Picture Gets Flipped?
When you open your iPhone’s front camera to take a selfie you see a mirror image.
It is because of the fact that we are used to looking ourselves in the mirror hence the camera is designed to show us exactly that.
However, once you tap on the capture button the photo gets unflipped and then saved to Camera Roll. This means that the photo you see in the Camera Roll is an exact match to how you looked while capturing the photo and not what the Camera app showed.
Even though it might seem strange at first but once you understand this then you will know that your selfie is actually unflipped.
For better understanding look at the screenshots below and observe the text on my t-shirt before and after taking the selfie.
If the iPhone camera didn’t unflip your picture then all your selfies will be mirror images and the ones clicked with the rear camera will be real/correct ones. Which of course would be bizarre really.
That said, we as users would like to have mirror or flip photos and iOS has no setting whatsoever to disable flipping of photos. But you don’t have to feel disappointed as there are apps which can do that for you.
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Flip Photos On iPhone
There are two parts to this:
- Taking photos or selfies that aren’t flipped.
- Unflip or flip (as you would usually call it) the photos that are already taken.
Here’s the solution for both of them.
How To Stop iPhone Front Camera From Flipping Selfies?
- To capture mirrored photos you need to install Photo Flipper app which is available for free on the App Store.
- After opening the app tap on the Camera icon and allow it to access your phone’s Camera. Tap on the capture button to take the selfie. So far the behavior is the same as the usual iPhone Camera but here’s the catch.
- By default, the mirrored photo (similar to the one you saw before taking the picture) will be saved to your Camera Roll when capturing pictures with this app.
This app is also capable of resolving the second issue that I listed above. You can flip/unflip photos that are already existing on your iPhone using this app. To do so use the simple steps below.
- On the home screen of the app, tap on the Gallery icon and allow the app to access your Photos.
- Next, select the desired album and photo to flip.
- Swipe left or right to flip/unflip the photo.
- After flipping it you can save the picture by tapping on the share icon at the bottom right and select Save Image.
There’s another similar app Mirror (link) that you can try but it doesn’t have the feature to flip existing photos.
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Mirror Existing iPhone Photos
If you mostly want to flip the selfies after you have captured them then you may install Adobe Photoshop Express app from this link.
- On opening the app give the necessary permissions.
- Next, select the desired photo and tap on the Crop icon.
- Now, tap on the Rotate tab and select Flip Horizontal.
- After that, tap on Share icon at the top right and select Camera Roll.
The mirrored image will be saved in the Photos app.
Here we have handpicked other tutorials in which you might be interested:
Now You Know How to Unflip iPhone Camera Photos
These were several apps you could use to flip or mirror iPhone photos. If you found the information in this article helpful then don’t forget to share it on social media with your friends.
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This post aims at telling you how to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. Do keep reading if you are encountering this annoying iPhone camera app missing issues.
It is been almost three months since Apple launched new iOS. Now, many of you might have already upgraded to the latest iOS 11. It is always good to try new things, but each iOS upgrade leads to problems.
A handful of iPhone users find that iPhone camera app disappeared after updating to the latest iOS 11. It is a small problem but quite annoying. Follow the steps below, you can easily fix iPhone camera app missing issues.
How to Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues
Here are three methods in total to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. Please try them one by one.
Method 1. Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues by Checking Camera Restrictions
The restrictions could prevent the camera icon from appearing on the home screen and being accessed from other applications, thus checking camera restrictions is the first step to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues.
Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
Step 2. Enter the password needed to access restrictions. Toggle the switch of Camera until it appears to be green. Go back to the main screen and see if you have fixed the iPhone camera app disappeared issue.
Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared by Checking Restrictions
Method 2. Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues by Resetting the Screen Icon Layout
Sometimes you might have mistakenly moved the camera app into folders, that is why you can’t find the Camera app icon. Under this circumstance, resetting the screen icon layout is of great help.
Step 1. Go to Settings > General.
Step 2. Scroll down to Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout.
Method 3. Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues by Restoring iDevice
If neither methods work for you, then the last resort is restoring iDevice. Please don’t worry about any data loss, we had one post showing you how to restore iPhone iPad without losing any data.
Bonus Tip: How to Recover Lost Photos on iPhone
With the above methods, you should be able to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. However, after getting back missing iPhone camera app, some users complain that photos are disappeared from iPhone. Just in case you are having the same problem, here we will also show you how to recover lost photos on iPhone.
If you have made iTunes/iCloud backups, you can just restore iDevice from iTunes/iCloud backup, but, as is known to all, after restoring iDevice from previous iTunes/iCloud backup, all existing data on iDevice would be erased. What’s worse, the majority people don’t have any backups at all!
Don’t worry, PhoneRescue for iOS is there to help. PhoneRescue for iOS is developed by an Apple certificated developer serving iOS users to recover lost data. Through many years of development, PhoneRescue for iOS is equipped with three recovery modes, they are Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud.
Recover from iOS Device
When data are mistakenly deleted from iPhone, they are not gone until the iDevice is massively operated, like downloading apps, reboot. That’s why PhoneRescue for iOS can help you get back lost data on Device directly. Through deep scan, it can help you find the missing data and recover them to your iDevice.
Recover from iTunes Backup/iCloud
As mentioned above, getting back lost data by restoring iDevice from iTunes backup/iCloud may cause you further data loss. To avoid this tragedy, do give a try on PhoneRescue for iOS. It allows you to preview the data in iTunes/iCloud backup and selectively restore the data to iDevice. This process is totally safe and it does no harm to the data on iDevice.
PhoneRescue for iOS Overview
To know the detailed steps to recover lost photos, please refer to:
The Bottom Line
With the three methods above, you can surely fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. Are those methods helpful? Please do leave comments below. By the way, if you lost some data accidentally, please do remember to give PhoneRescue for iOS a try! It can easily retrieve missing photos. Any questions about PhoneRescue for iOS or this post, please email our customer service, they will reply as quick as possible.
Samsung upped its flagship game and kicked off 2018 with the S9 and S9 Plus, what many consider two of the best Android smartphones out there. The company’s latest high-end offerings further refine the already great features of their predecessors, taking elements like the design, display, performance, and photography to a whole new level. However, as good as these devices are, there are unfortunately still a few Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems users have to contend with.
Here is a roundup of some of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems we’re aware of, along with potential solutions on how to fix them!
Disclaimer: Not every Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will have these issues. In fact, it is more than likely you won’t come across of any of these problems at all.
Problem #1 – Display issues
A slew of display issues have cropped up with these devices. They are some of the most common Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems out there.
Black crush issue
Quite a few users have reported a problem where the display has difficulty revealing details in darker areas of videos, showing blocks of black or pixelated images instead. This issue is mostly seen with the larger Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and at low brightness levels.
- Luckily, a software fix should resolve this issue and will hopefully be rolled out soon.
- Until then, a temporary fix is available by using an app called Screen Balance, which gives you complete control over features like white balance, tint, color filters, and brightness. You can download the app from the Google Play Store here.
Screen brightness automatically adjusts and becomes too dim
Some users have reported that when they unlock the device at night or in a dark environment, the screen automatically becomes dimmer, even though settings like Auto Brightness and Blue Light mode (Night mode) are disabled.
- This problem seems to happen to users who have restored the settings and apps from a previous device which had Night mode enabled. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this issue, for now, is to perform a Factory Reset (you can find the instructions on how to do so below). During the setup process, make sure to uncheck “Restore system settings.” You will still be able to restore your apps as you did before.
The display appears to have a yellow tint
A few users have reported seeing a yellow tint on the screen.
- You can try changing the color balance by going to Settings > Display > Color Mode and manually adjusting the RGB spectrum until the screen looks better.
- If that doesn’t help and the issue persists, the only option may be to pick up a replacement.
Dead zone on the screen
One of the more widely discussed Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 problems so far has been the dead zone on the screen that some users have found. An entire section of the display seems to be unresponsive.
- First, check whether you do have a dead zone on the screen or not. Open the Dialer and call *#0*# to launch the hardware diagnostics page. Open the Touch option. Now, swipe your finger across all sections of the screen to check whether an area is unresponsive. If it is, this makes you eligible for a replacement from Samsung.
- In case there isn’t a dead zone, the issue may be related to touch sensitivity, particularly if you have a screen protector in place. Go to the Settings menu and open Advanced Features. Scroll down, find Touch Sensitivity, and enable it.
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Problem #2 – Keyboard not working
Some users have found that the keyboard doesn’t open as expected when trying to enter your PIN or password to unlock the phone.
- Many assume this could be because of the dead zone problem mentioned above. The solution is actually a lot simpler and basically involves enabling a setting that should have been activated by default.
- Go to Settings > Apps and open the Advanced Settings menu by tapping on the three vertical dots at the top right corner. Tap on Show System Settings and scroll down to Samsung Keyboard. Scroll down to Advanced Settings and grant the permission for “Apps that can appear on top.” This should fix the problem. The permission should be allowed by default, but may not be in this case.
- This permission is required even if you install a third-party keyboard.
Problem #3 – Video stutter when recording video in 4K
Many users have come across dropped frames and lag or stutter when recording video in 4K. The dropped frames show up in the video playback as well.
- This stutter could be because of a slow microSD card. Make sure the microSD card you have allows for a minimum write speed of 30MBps to ensure the recording quality doesn’t suffer.
- Some users have found that disabling electronic image stabilization (EIS) seems to solve the problem. Go to the Camera app and open the Settings menu, where you can disable EIS. You should also enable HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding). Since the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus optical image stabilization (OIS), disabling EIS shouldn’t have too much of a negative impact. That said, a software fix should hopefully be available in an upcoming update.
Problem #4 – Notification LED not working as expected
Many users have found that the notification LED doesn’t work as expected. Apps like Whatsapp let you choose unique colors for private and group messages, the LED doesn’t reflect this setting. In some cases, the notification LED shows a standard color regardless of whether you have set up different colors for individual apps. This seems to be one of the more common Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems that users have faced.
- In the case of Whatsapp, go to Settings > Apps and scroll down to Whatsapp. In the Memory section, tap on Clear Cache. Then launch Whatsapp, open the settings menu, and set the LED color to None. Finally, go to Settings (phone settings) > Display, disable the LED indicator and enable it again. Go back to Whatsapp and set the LED color to the one you want and everything should work as expected.
- As far as other apps are concerned, you may have to use a third-party app like Light Flow until a permanent fix is available from Samsung. The Pro version of the app can be found here, but some users have suggested Light Flow Legacy seems to work better with Samsung devices. You can find this version of the app here.
Problem #5 – Edge lighting not working as expected
A lot of users have come across a variety of issues with edge lighting. For some, it doesn’t work when the screen is off. For others, Edge lighting seems to work only for the stock SMS app and nothing else.
- Some users have found enabling “pop up notifications” for apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat results in Edge lighting working when the screen is off as well.
- For some, the problem seems to be because they have turned off Animation Duration Scale in the Developer Options section in the Settings menu, which is done to improve performance. All you have to do is set this to 0.5x, and Edge lighting works.
- You can try downloading the Edge Lighting app from the Google Play Store here. This app lets you set customized colors for different apps and makes the edge lighting feature work even when the screen is off. However, the results have been mixed. The app has worked perfectly for some users. Others have had issues. Since this is a paid app, that is something to keep in mind before you decide to download it.
Problem #6 – Call recording not working
Users have found that call recording doesn’t work anymore, with only one side of the conversation being recorded. This happens regardless of which call recording app you use. This issue affects only the version of the phones powered by the Samsung Exynos processor and not the one with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
Unfortunately, there is no solution or workaround available for this one. Call recording is blocked on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in most markets to comply with Google’s security policies and local laws. Some app developers have managed a workaround that allows for one side of the call to be recorded, but that is as far as it will go. Users who depend on call recording may find this one to be one of the biggest Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems around.
Samsung has started to roll out native call recording in certain markets like Israel, Finland, Russia, and others where call recording is legal. In other markets, you can try using the Call Recorder app by SKVALEX that now seems to support the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. There is a trial version of the app available so you can check whether it works for you before buying the full version.
Problem #7 – Connectivity issues
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues commonly pop up when you pick up a new smartphone, and there have been reports of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems with connectivity as well.
- Turn the device and the router off for at least ten seconds, then turn them back and retry the connection.
- Go to Settings > Power saving and ensure this option is turned off.
- Use the Wi-Fi Analyzer to check how crowded your channel is, and switch to a better option.
- Forget the Wi-Fi connection by going to Settings > Wi-Fi and long tapping the connection you want, then selecting “Forget”. Re-enter the details and try again.
- Make sure the router firmware is up to date.
- Make sure the applications and software on the device are up to date.
- Go to Wi-Fi > Settings > Advanced and make a note of your device MAC address, then make sure it is allowed access in the router’s MAC filter.
- Some users have found disabling the Hotspot 2.0 feature seems to fix a lot of issues with Wi-Fi.
- Check the manufacturer’s manual for the device and the car and reset your connections.
- Ensure you are not missing a vital part of the connection process.
- Go to Settings > Bluetooth and ensure nothing needs changing
- Go to Settings > Bluetooth and delete all prior pairings and try setting them up again from scratch.
Problem #8 – Calls are being rejected automatically
Some users have found that the calls that they receive are being rejected automatically, with a reject call message (“Sorry, can’t talk right now. Call back later.”) being sent. While the main issue is obviously the call rejection, users who have paid or limited messaging plans have cause for worry as well.
- For some users, disabling Easy Mute seems to do the trick. Go to Settings > Advanced Features and disable it. If you find the setting already off, toggle it on and then turn it off again.
- For the most part, this problem seems to be related to Edge Lighting. Go to Settings > Display > Edge Screen > Edge Lighting, tap on the three vertical dots at the top right corner, and open Quick Reply. You can turn this feature off until a more permanent fix in place. The ability to disable the setting has been released with a recent update. If you don’t see this option yet, the only workaround to this issue is to disable Edge Lighting entirely.
Problem #9 – Static or crackling noise through the speaker
Some users are facing an issue with the speaker of their device. Users hear a static or cracking noise when watching videos, listening to music, or playing games.
- You can first check and confirm that the issue isn’t hardware related. Dial *#0*# to open the hardware test menu. Look for the “speaker” option and run the test. If this is a hardware problem, you’re only option will be to pick up a replacement. If the code mentioned doesn’t work, you can also try dialing *#7353#.
- Some users have found that the problem seems to be related to the Dolby Atmos feature and turning it off clears up the static noise. Go to Settings > Sound and vibration > Sound quality and effects. Disable the Dolby Atmos setting and see if the problem goes away.
Problem #10 – Problems where the only option is to wait for a software update
There are some Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems where there aren’t any solutions available yet, and the only option, for now, is to wait for an official software fix from Samsung or the creator of the app facing or causing issues.
- Notification volume too low: Many users have found the volume of notification alerts are extremely low. This is likely a software issue and will hopefully be fixed in a future update.
- Call drops: One of the seemingly major Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus problems is with regards to call drops or silent patches when on a call. Quite a few users have come across this issue and it doesn’t seem to be a problem with the SIM card or cellular network connectivity. Samsung has included call stability improvements with the last couple of updates. While things have improved for some users with every update, it hasn’t completely gone away yet.
- NFC issues: Some users have found that NFC automatically turns off and cannot be enabled again when the device battery drops to below 70%.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus guides – soft reset, hard reset, boot into Safe Mode, wipe cache partition
- Press and hold the power button and volume down key simultaneously for about 10 seconds until the device powers off. This works when the screen is unresponsive.
- With the device turned off, press and hold the volume up key, Bixby button, and power button simultaneously.
- When the Samsung logo appears, release the power button, but continue to hold the volume up and Bixby buttons.
- When the Android system recovery screen appears, release all buttons.
- Use the volume down button to toggle the selection to “wipe data/factory reset,” then press the power button to accept it.
- Use the volume down button to toggle the selection to “Yes — delete all user data,” then press the power button.
- Wait for the reset to finish. You will eventually be prompted to “Reboot system now.” Press the power button to continue.
- If the phone is on, go to Settings > Backup & reset > Reset device > Erase Everything.
Wipe cache partition
- With the device turned off, press and hold the volume up key, Bixby button, and power button simultaneously.
- When the Samsung logo appears, release the power button, but continue to hold the volume up and home buttons.
- When the Android system recovery screen appears, release all buttons.
- Use the volume down button to toggle the selection to “wipe cache partition,” then press the power button to accept it.
- When the previous menu returns, go up and select “Reboot system now.”
Boot in Safe Mode
- When the device is turned off, turn the device on again and press and hold the volume down button until a “Safe Mode” button shows up. Tap that button to boot your device in Safe Mode.
Don’t let this list of issues deter you from buying these fantastic smartphones. A lot of the problems are software related, and will hopefully be addressed in upcoming updates.
If you have come across any other Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 problems, let us know in the comments section below. We’ll do our best to find a workaround for you.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Repair
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Every repair at uBreakiFix starts with a free diagnostic service that involves a technician examining the surface of your device as well as some of the basic functions. Testing these features will help the tech determine the exact issue and which of our services will best fix it. We can then recommend a service and provide a repair quote, this diagnostic is cost and obligation free. We want to give our customers all of the information that they need to make an informed decision about their tech. You will also never be surprised with extra fees or services that you did not agree to.
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Learn Effective Solutions To Fix Samsung Stuck In Odin Mode By Yourself!
Overview: After I have done research online, I have found there are many Samsung phone users encountering with the issue – “Samsung Stuck on ODIN MODE”. Hence, I have decided to write this post. In this post you are going to learn some of the effective solutions that will help you to fix Samsung phone stuck on Odin Mode.
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This year’s iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro devices have some significant upgrades in the camera department, but you may not be taking full advantage of them.
Here’s the one camera setting you should change on your iPhone 11 right now, as well as some other lesser-known tips to make the most of the device’s top-tier camera.
Change This Setting Now
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are all capable of shooting gorgeous 4K video. But you’re not going to see that quality out-of-the-box.
That’s because, by default, the new iPhones are configured to shoot video in 1080p at 60fps. That’s fine video quality, but it isn’t as good as the iPhone is capable of. Luckily, you can change it.
- Open the Settings app on your new iPhone.
- Navigate to the Camera menu.
- Find and tap on Record Video.
- Now, select the resolution you’d like to shoot in — options include 4K at 30fps or 4K at 60fps (High Efficiency).
It’s worth noting that 4K video can eat up your iPhone’s storage really quickly. Just something to keep in mind.
A Few Other Camera Tips
As we mentioned, changing video resolution isn’t the only way to get the most out of your new iPhone’s camera. Here are some other quick tips.
- Capture Outside the Frame: We previously reported on a “Smart Frame” feature that could help avoid a person’s face being cropped out of a photo. That feature is actually called Capture Outside The Frame on the new iPhones, and you can enable it in Settings > Camera.
- Audio Zoom: While it’s a lesser-known feature, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro actually come with Audio Zoom. Basically, when you zoom in on a subject, your device will automatically focus the microphones on that subject. That’ll result in clearer audio from them and quieter audio from surrounding noises.
- Change the Aspect Ratio: By default, every previous iPhone has only been able to shoot in 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios. The iPhone 11 lineup is able to shoot in 16:9. To switch them, just swipe up in the Camera app and tap the 4:3 button to change ratios.
- Keep it Steady in Night Mode: The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro will automatically detect if they are mounted on a tripod or leaned up against an object. When they do, they’ll give you exposure times up to 30 seconds — a lot longer than what’s available when simply holding the iPhone.
How To Fix iPhone Camera Not Working Problems After Updating To iOS 13
In iOS 13, it seems there is no particular improvement on photo shootings, but the latest iOS 13.3 did throw lots of trouble to iPhone users. Common iOS 13 camera not working issues are camera app missing or not opening, Camera app crash, Showing black screen while we use on FaceTime, Social app, etc. The most typical issue is that: After the iOS 13 update my iPhone camera started having issues. For some reason only the back camera doesn’t work. If that helps anything. If anyone knows how to fix this it will be greatly appreciated.
Common iPhone Camera Not Working Scenarios After iOS 13.3 Update:
- – My iPhone 11/X/XR/8/7 Camera and Flash Not Working after iOS 13.3 Update
- – My iPhone 11/Xs/Xr/X Camera Not Working and Turns Black Screen after iOS 13.3 Update
- – I Cannot Find Camera App on My iPhone. Is the Camera App Missing on My iPhone?
- – My iPhone 11 Camera Turns Blurry after Upgrading to iOS 13.3
DIAGNOSIS: When the all-new iPhone 11 hardware meets complete new version of iOS 13.3 software, iPhone glitches happening is something predictable. For this iOS 13.3 Camera Not Working issue, one possible reason is that iOS 13 has not been tuning up to integrate perfectly with a large amount of devices. Try the following tips to solve your iOS 13.3 camera not working on several iPhone models (iPhone 11/11 Pro/Xr/X) problem.
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Best 5 Tips to Fix iOS 13.3 Camera Not Working Problems
In the past several weeks, we have collected a bunch of feedbacks and suggestions on Why My iPhone 11/Xr Camera Not Working After iOS 13.3 Update and How To Fix This iOS 13.3 Camera Not Working Issue without Bringing It To Apple Store. Give a try on our following troubleshooting tips to have a perfect fix.
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Before you go forth on an adventure with the best smartphone cameras (for now), we’ve got a couple of tips and tricks that’ll help because the Camera app’s changed a little bit. Some things have moved around and there are a few hidden settings you may not be aware of.
1. Go ultra wide
Both the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro have new ultra-wide cameras on the back. The 12-megapixel (f/2.2) camera is equivalent to a 13mm DSLR lens and has a 120-degree field of view, which is capable of fitting A LOT more in a shot.
Check it out:
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Shooting with the ultra-wide lens is easy: on iPhone 11, tap the 1x button to switch to the 0.5x ultra-wide lens and on iPhone 11 Pro, just hit the 0.5x button.
The ultra-wide lens is so fun to shoot with.
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2. Ultra-wide panoramas
The ultra-wide camera also works for panoramas. Ultra-wide panoramas are way more distorted than with the wide lens, but, hey, if you want to do it, you can.
3. Smarter selfies
The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro both come with 12-megapixel front-facing cameras. However, you don’t always get 12 megapixels for every selfie.
By default, if you hold your iPhone 11 vertically, the image sensor zooms in to take a 7-megapixel selfie. Tap the expand button on the screen to zoom out for the full 12-megapixel camera.
Rotate your iPhone 11 for a horizontal selfie, though, and the camera automatically zooms out for 12-megapixel selfies because it assumes you might want to fit other people or more of the background into the shot. You can also zoom back in to get a 7-megapixel shot if you want that instead.
4. Change the aspect ratio to 16:9
On earlier iPhones, you have two aspect ratios to choose from: 4:3 (rectangle) or 1:1 (square), both of which are their own shooting modes.
With the new Camera app on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, aspect ratio settings are grouped into a single mode, and there’s a new 16:9 aspect ratio. To change the aspect ratio, swipe up on the screen to bring up a new row of camera settings.
5. Record video while taking a photo
On iPhones released before the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, you can record video and, essentially, take screenshots at the same time by tapping the smaller shutter button in the corner.
On the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, there’s a new QuickTake feature, which lets you record a video within photo mode by holding down the shutter button. If you’ve used Instagram Stories or Snapchat Stories before, it works exactly the same.
QuickTake works on all of the front and rear cameras. One thing to be mindful of is the aspect ratio. If your photos are set to 4:3, QuickTake videos will also be that aspect ratio. For 16:9 videos, you’ll need to set the photo aspect ratio accordingly.
6. Burst shooting is now a swipe
Wait, if holding down the shutter button now records QuickTake videos, how do you shoot a burst of photos?
For vertical photos, simply swipe left from the shutter button, and for horizontal photos, swipe down instead.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to change the default setting for the shutter button. Apple, if you’re reading this, please give us a setting for this.
7. Using the volume buttons as shutter
And speaking of shutter button behaviors that have changed: A single press on either volume button still takes a photo, but holding down either volume button doesn’t shoot a burst of photos anymore and instead records a QuickTake video. There’s no way to change this (I looked and it’s not in the Settings app).
8. Controlling Night mode
The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro both have a Night mode function. Unlike on Android phones, where the mode is one you can select, Night mode on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro kicks in automatically when the scene is dark.
A Night mode icon appears next to the flash icon and shows you how long you need to hold still for. Tap the shutter button and a meter will appear and count down from the recommended exposure time.
If you want to override the automatic Night mode exposure to turn it off or increase the exposure time to the maximum, you can tap the Night mode icon to do so.
Night mode is excellent. See for yourself:
Without Night mode
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With Night mode
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9. Use a tripod to improve Night mode
Night mode is great for long exposures that last only a few seconds. But if you really want to create the longest exposures, you’re going to want to mount your iPhone 11 or 11 Pro to a tripod. The gyroscope detects whether the phone’s perfectly still and then dials up the exposure time to as long as 30 seconds.
10. Recompose photos and videos
Within the Settings app under Camera, there’s a section called “Composition” which lets you turn on “Photos Capture Outside the Frame” and “Videos Capture Outside the Frame.”
This setting should be in the Camera app.
Image: screenshot: raymond wong / mashable
Turn either on and you can edit a photo or video to bring something back into the frame using the editing tools in the Photos app.
For example, if you use the wide camera to shoot a photo, but a person on the edge of the frame wasn’t captured, you can edit the photo and zoom out to get a wider shot with the person in it.
With the composition setting turned on, shooting with the wide camera lets you recover a slightly wider field of view because when you press the shutter, it’s actually also capturing an image from the ultra-wide camera.
If you shoot a photo with the 2x telephoto lens, you can recover the full zoomed-out wide camera image. There’s no way to recompose a wider shot when shooting with the ultra-wide camera because there’s no other camera to get additional pixels from.
Note: If you turn on the composition modes, you automatically switch from “most compatible” (photos save as .jpg and videos as .mov) to “high efficiency” (photos save as .HEIF and videos as .HEVC) and you will likely need to use an app like iMazing’s HEIC Converter to convert the files to standard files.
11. Two kinds of portrait mode for the iPhone 11 Pro
Previously, you could only use the 2x telephoto camera to take a portrait mode photo on the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, and XS Max. And on iPhone XR, the single rear wide camera takes portrait mode photos, but the focal length is wider.
On the iPhone 11 Pro, you can choose to use the wide or telephoto lens for portrait mode shots. Each one produces a different effect. The wide camera also takes better portrait photos in low light due to its faster f/1.8 aperture.
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12. Portrait mode with wide camera works on objects and pets
Unlike portrait mode photos taken with the telephoto lens, which use a depth map from it and the wide camera to blur out the background, the wide camera creates a blurry background using machine learning.
On the iPhone XR, the machine learning only recognizes faces, so portrait mode with the wide camera only works when it identifies a person. However, with the wide camera on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, the machine learning now recognizes pets and objects.
It’s nice, but as I said in our iPhone 11 and 11 Pro reviews, the results are hit or miss:
Portrait mode on pets
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Portrait mode on objects
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13. Don’t have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro?
You won’t get all of the cool new camera features highlighted above if you’re sticking with an older iPhone, but if you update to iOS 13, you’ll get a few powerful editing features in the redesigned Photos app.
For photos, you get new adjustment settings for sharpness, definition, noise reduction, and vignette.
The new Photos app in iOS 13 has more editing settings.
Image: screenshot: raymond wong / mashable
The best part is all of the photo editing tweaks work on video. You can change the aspect ratio, adjust the skew, rotate a video (finally), and color correct video entirely in the Photos app instead of having to import it into a separate app like iMovie.