How to Turn off Portrait Mode after Taking a Photo on iPhone

Portrait Mode is a feature on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X that gives photos a professional look by blurring the background (known as the bokeh effect). While Portrait Mode on the iPhone is a software version of what DSLR camera lenses can do, it works pretty well most of the time—especially on the iPhone X. But perhaps you took a photo in Portrait Mode that didn’t turn out so well. You can turn off Portrait Mode after taking the photo since it is just a software feature. Here’s how to turn off Portrait Mode after taking a photo on the iPhone.

Related: How to Use Selfie Portrait Lighting & Portrait Mode on iPhone X

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How to Turn off Portrait Mode after Taking a Photo

  • Open the Photos app and located the Portrait Mode photo that you want to turn into a regular photo.
  • Tap Edit in the upper right corner.
  • At the top, Portrait will be highlighted yellow. Tap it.

  • Now Portrait Mode is turned off. To save, tap Done.

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Conner Carey is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at connercarey.com (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.