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 holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.