iPhone 12

Smart HDR is one of those interesting camera features which first appeared with iPhones in 2018, with iPhone XS series of devices to be specific. However, it can be trouble for photographers where they prefer to have a lower dynamic range. This post will guide you on How to Disable Smart HDR on iPhone 12 series of devices.

Smart HDR makes use of Artificial Intelligence and other computational photography procedures to mesh together with the best photo. Typically, the feature takes a sequence of exposures before and after you hit the photo shutter to capture all the bright highlights, mid-tones, and dark shadows. Next, it takes the best elements of each frame and combines them into one ideally exposed image.

While this is a useful and appreciated feature amongst those snapping photos on their iPhones, some people may not want their photos so perfectly captured. In that case, here’s how to disable Smart HDR on your iPhone.

How to Disable Smart HDR Feature on iPhone 12

  • Start off with, opening the Settings application on your iPhone
  • Next, device and scroll down, find and select the Camera menu.
  • Here, toggle the “Smart HDR” option off.

However, do note that once a user disables the Smart HDR feature on your iPhone, it will also automatically disable the normal HDR; as in currently, there’s no way to enable the Auto HDR feature on the newer iPhone models. In case you have an older iPhone, one can disable the Auto HDR feature by heading over to the Settings application, and then click the Camera option. From here, just toggle off the “Auto HDR” feature and you’re good to go.

iPhone’s with Smart HDR

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (second generation)
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

With that said, do you prefer keeping Smart HDR on or off? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

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