How to Turn Off Portrait Mode After Taking a Photo on iPhone

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Perhaps you took a photo in Portrait mode that didn’t turn out so well. The good news is that 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 picture on your iPhone.

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How to Remove Portrait Mode After Taking a Photo

Portrait Mode is a feature on the iPhone that gives photos a professional look by blurring the background (known as the bokeh effect). For more handy Photos app tips, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day. Now, follow the steps below to learn how to undo Portrait mode on your iPhone photos. 

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Select the Portrait mode photo that you want to turn into a regular photo. 
  3. Tap Edit.

  4. Tap the yellow Portrait button to disable the feature. 

  5. Tap Done.

Now you know how to turn off the Portrait setting on your iPhone!

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.