Here is how to use Depth of Field on your iPhone 7 Plus

The iOS 10.1 update allows iPhone 7 Plus owners to take advantage of its dual lens camera to simulate a shadow depth of field. The new feature called Portrait mode puts your main image in focus while blurring out the background. What we get is a DSLR-quality photos with pleasing bokeh.

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Also read: How to use iPhone 7 Plus camera

However, if you are not a particular tech-savvy, you may struggle a little bit. To help you get the most out of the new feature, we will walk you through the steps to use Depth of Field on your iPhone 7 Plus. Before we begin, Portrait mode is exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus, so make sure you are now using an iPhone 7 Plus before moving ahead.

Steps to use Depth of Field on iPhone 7 Plus

Step one: First and foremost, launch the Camera app from your Home screen. Once you are in, you just need to slide the Camera wheel to select Portrait mode.

Step two: Select your subject and place it within 8 feet. The face and body detection will automatically identify the subject. Portrait mode will notify you if you get too close to the subject.

Step three: When everything is now ready, you will see the yellow banner at the bottom that says “Depth Effect”. Make sure that your subject is locked and pay attention to the brightness, adjust it if necessary.

Step four: All you have to do now is to hit the shutter button to take a shoot. Remember to keep your phone stable until it finishes taking the picture. Make sure that the chosen subject is well lit while backgrounds are not overexposed.

Step five: Once you are done, your photo will be saved to your Camera roll with and without the depth effect, so you can see the difference between the two.

Note that Depth of Field for iPhone 7 Plus is now in beta stages, so it may not work for every image you take.

Steps to use Depth of Field if you don’t have an iPhone 7 Plus

There are dozens of apps out there that allow you to add bokeh effect to your photos. We recommend you use Tadaa SLR or Big Lens.

That’s all you need to do to use iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-camera system to create a greater sense of depth in portraits.

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