How to turn on auto macro mode on iPhone 13

How to turn on auto macro mode on iPhone 13
How to turn on auto macro mode on iPhone 13

A Complete Guide on How to Utilize Auto Macro Mode on iPhone 13


The iPhone camera is one of the best smartphone cameras that money can buy. Equipped with three camera lenses, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are known for their ability to take a macro picture. While it could be useful in some situations, the Apple iPhone 13 camera is set to switch to macro mode automatically by default. So, here’s how to turn on auto macro mode on iPhone 13 and how to turn it off.

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iPhone 13 auto macro mode


Auto macro mode is introduced in iOS 15. It can only be found on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Basically, the macro mode allows the user to take a detailed closeup of an object, particularly a small one. Some of the most popular objects to photograph using macro mode are leaves, insects, flowers, and water drops. 

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When using iPhone 13 camera, macro mode is toggled at automatic mode by default. The macro mode will be engaged once your camera is about 14 cm away from the object. This is done by automatically switching the 1x Wide Camera into the Ultra-Wide lens. You might find the iPhone 13 camera app jitters for a second when taking a video or photo.


Taking a picture with the auto macro mode enabled doesn't cause any issue. However, when you try to shoot a video, the auto macro mode could potentially disturb the framing of the video. So, you might want to know how to turn on auto macro mode on iPhone 13 and how to turn it off.


How to turn off auto macro mode on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max


Auto macro mode can only be disabled if your iPhone 13 is equipped with iOS 15.2. With this iOS, you will have the option to toggle the macro mode on and off when taking a picture with the default Camera app. So, here’s how to turn off auto macro mode on iPhone 13.


  1.  Activate your iPhone, then go to the Settings.
  2.  Scroll down to find the Camera menu. Tap on it once you find the menu.
  3.  Tap on the Macro Control toggle to enable it. 


Once the option is enabled, you can toggle the macro mode manually by tapping the macro button (indicated with the flower logo) when taking a picture. To enable iPhone auto macro mode, you just have to do the previous steps. You just have to tap on the toggle to on position to enable the auto macro mode. So, that's all you need to know on how to turn on auto macro mode on iPhone 13 and how to turn it off.

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