How to use iOS 16’s focus modes

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Focus Modes are a feature introduced in iOS 11 that allow users to take advantage of their iPhone’s camera capabilities while shooting video. In addition to being able to shoot videos at 4K resolution, focus modes let you choose between different types of focus including Depth Of Field (DOF), Portrait Mode, and Panorama mode.

In iOS 16, Apple has added some improvements to these features. Here’s how to use them.

Depth Of Field

The depth of field effect lets you blur out objects that are farther away from the subject. You can adjust the amount of blurring using the slider located below the screen.

Portrait Mode

This mode helps you capture images of people without having to worry about background distractions. To activate this mode, tap the icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Then, hold down the volume button until the shutter button appears. Finally, tap the icon again to toggle off the mode.

Panorama Mode

You can now create panoramas using your iPhone. Tap the icon in the bottom right corner of the screen to open the camera app. Then, tap the icon in top left corner to switch to the panorama mode. Next, tilt your device to move around the scene. When you’re done, tap the icon in bottom right corner to save the image.