Tip of the Day: How to Use Your iPhone's Camera Filters

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If you are serious about iPhoneography and like using all kinds of filters, you will probably want to look into getting some high quality photography apps to aid in your image capturing. But if you are a casual iphoneographer who likes to capture the occasional photo of your family and friends, you may be happy with the built-in filters offered by your iPhone or iPad camera.

The filters can be accessed by tapping on the trio of circles to the right of the shutter button. You will be able to preview the different filters and can have a lot of fun playing around with them. If you find that you prefer one filter for most of your shots in a specific mode (photo, square, panoramic), set that filter while in that mode and it will stay set to that filter every time you use that mode.


Don't worry if you forget to select your preferred filter before you take your photo though, you can also add filters retroactively when editing in Camera Roll. Just choose the filter icon from the options bar at the bottom of the screen, choose the filter you want, tap Apply in the upper right corner, and save.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.