How to Turn On the iPhone Camera's HDR

Michael Michael (179)
2 minutes

Ever notice that little HDR feature that appears for certain photographs on your iPhone? It's called High Dynamic Range. For the longest time, I didn't know what it was, just like with a "live" photo when I had to convert the live photo to a still photo. Check out our guide on HDR and when to use it. On most iPhones, the HDR feature is set to work automatically, with the iPhone itself determining when a shot needs the feature to be used.

You can, however, control the HDR on your iPhone manually. Here's how.

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iPhone Settings Magnified

Open the settings application in your iPhone.

Arrow pointing to iPhone Camera Settings

Scroll down and select camera settings.

Auto HDR selection

Deselect the Auto HDR feature.

HDR in Camera

Select HDR at the top of your iPhone camera screen.

HDR On Off Selection

Select "On" or "Off" to override the Auto HDR feature.

For more information on when it's appropriate to use HDR when taking photos, please see our guide on the iPhone's HDR feature.

Arrow to HDR

If the HDR is functioning, you will see a small yellow box labeled "HDR." You're now ready to start taking some beautiful High Dynamic Range shots with your iPhone.

Remove your iPhone's SIM card easily!
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Whether you've bought a new iPhone and need to switch out your SIM cards, got a new SIM card for your iPhone, or are doing some much-needed troubleshooting due to recent cellular service issues, you will need to be able to remove your SIM card. Unfortunately, removing a SIM can be tricky at times, especially if you have never removed your SIM card or don't consider yourself very tech-savvy. Don't be intimidated by the SIM removal process, I promise it is easier than it looks. All you need to properly remove your SIM card is your iPhone and a SIM removal tool. Every time you buy an iPhone it comes with a SIM removal tool, which looks a lot like a paperclip. A lot of iPhone users accidentally throw out this handy tool. If you no longer have a SIM removal tool, use a paperclip or the back of an earring. Do not try using anything sharp or easily breakable. Now that you have everything you need to remove your SIM card, let's get started!