With the launch of iOS 15 and the iPhone 13 Pro, which includes support for macro photography, Apple made a bold decision. That was automatic switching, which could be pretty aggressive sometimes. That meant that some users were unable to avoid automatically switching to Macro mode for snapping a photo, even when they didn’t want it. The good news, Apple was quick to fix it with the wide launch of iOS 15.1.
However, Apple has decided to keep tweaking the formula a bit, as noticed by Aaron Zollo of the ZolloTech YouTube channel. He recently published a video showcasing what’s new in the second developer beta of iOS 15.2. One of those things, which is a small one in the grand scheme of things, is that Apple has added a toggle for Macro mode right within the Camera app.
It’s a small flower icon. Launching the Camera app and then zooming in on a subject enough to warrant the use of Macro mode will prompt the icon/toggle to appear. Tap on the small flower to either enable or disable Macro mode.
You can check it out in the video above.
There’s one step that iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users will need to do before this toggle pops up, though. As you might recall, Apple added a toggle for disabling (or enabling) Auto Macro in the Camera’s settings. It’s buried a bit, so not the easiest thing to switch on and off based on your needs. To get the new toggle in the Camera app to pop up, you’ll need to make sure that Auto Macro is turned off in the Camera’s settings.
This should be an even more welcomed addition for iPhone 13 Pro/Max users.