How to Turn Off Automatic Night Mode on iPhone

When the iPhone camera app detects that you are in a low-light environment, Night mode automatically engages to help you take bright photos. While this is a well thought out feature, the automatic Night mode sometimes seems like a hindrance, especially when you want to take more natural looking photos at night. Here’s why you want to turn off automatic Night mode on your iPhone. Apple finally introduced a new option in iOS 15 that lets you do exactly that, and here’s how you can turn off Night mode on your iPhone.

Turn off Automatic Night Mode on iPhone (2021)

You can temporarily disable Night Mode (supported on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 series) by tapping the yellow button. Night Mode icon appears in the upper left corner of the viewfinder. However, it will open again the next time you open the Camera app, which annoys many users.

Until iOS 14, there was no way to disable automatic Night Mode on iPhone. But that has completely changed in iOS 15. So, if your iPhone is running iOS 15, you can prevent this camera feature from being activated without your permission. To do this, simply follow the steps given below.

Steps to Disable Automatic Night Mode in iOS 15 on iPhone

  1. start Settings app On your iPhone running iOS 15 or later.

Settings app on iPhone

2. Now scroll down and Camera.

Select Camera in settings

3. Next, tap on it. Keep Settings.

Select Keep Settings

4. Here, you need to open night mode change.

Turn off night mode toggle

This much! The iPhone camera app will now keep this custom setting. It does not automatically turn on Night mode even if it detects a low-light environment. If you want to enable this, go back to the same setting and turn off the Night Mode toggle.

How To Manually Turn On Night Mode In Camera App On iPhone 11 & 12

With Auto Night Mode disabled, you will have to manually turn on Night Mode in the Camera app if you want to use it. When the camera sensor records a low-light scene that requires lighting, a grayed out Night Mode toggle will appear in the upper left corner. Now, tap the toggle button to enable (it turns yellow when active).

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You can also set the exposure time like this: tapping the moon icon above gallery view and manually adjust by shot. It is set to “Auto” by default.

Manually turn on Night Mode on iPhone

For those who don’t know, Night Mode uses a combination of dual/triple lenses and computing software to absorb the necessary light from the world around you. Thanks to advanced technology, the shutter stays active longer than usual to draw as much light as possible. Simultaneously, the camera app takes a bunch of images to figure out what needs to be sharp, while the software powered by the robust bionic chip analyzes all the angles taken and outputs a single photo. Therefore, it can brighten images taken even in dark light.

Night Mode is limited on the iPhone 11 series. If you have an iPhone 12 series device, you can use Night Mode selfies, Portrait and Time-lapse. However, if you have an older iPhone, we have a handy guide for you. Here’s how you can get Night Mode on older iPhones like iPhone XR, iPhone 8, and more.

Disable Automatic Night Mode on iPhone

So, this is how you can stop the camera app from automatically activating Night Mode on your iPhone 11 or iPhone 12. Most photography enthusiasts will appreciate this change, as it is always better to have manual control over camera settings. How about this new addition in iOS 15? And more importantly, what kind of improvements would you like to see in Night Mode on the iPhone 13 series. It is said to bring the portrait video mode and ProRes video format in tow. Feel free to share your views in the comments section below.

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