Apple® iPhone® 8 / 8 Plus - Common Camera Settings

Note For additional info on camera settings, refer to the Camera section of the iPhone user guide.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Camera Camera icon.
  2. Tap the Flash icon Flash icon in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap one of the following:
    Flash automatically turned on depending upon available light sources.
    Flash on
    Flash off
  4. Tap HDR (along the top).
    HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and blends the best parts of three separate exposures into a single photo.
    Automatically turned on depending upon exposure sources.
    High Dynamic Range On
    High Dynamic Range Off
  5. Tap the Live Photos icon to turn on Live photo on icon or off Live photo off icon.
  6. Tap the Timer icon Camera timer icon (delayed photo capture) then choose one of the following:
    • Off
    • 3s (seconds)
    • 10s
  7. To switch to the front-facing camera, tap the front-facing camera icon Front-facing camera icon (lower-right).
  8. Tap the Tones icon to change (e.g., Original, Vivid, Dramatic warm, etc.).
  9. To switch to a different mode, swipe the modes menu above the 'take picture icon' Take picture icon to the left or right to choose any of the following:
    The 'take picture' icon may be look slightly different based on the mode chosen.
    • Time Lapse
      For assistance taking a Time Lapse video refer to Take a Time Lapse Video.
    • Slo-Mo (slow motion)
    • Video
    • Portrait
    • Photo
    • Square (square pictures)
    • Pano (panoramic)
      For assistance using Panorama refer to Take a Panoramic Picture.