How to Save the Camera Mode on the iPhone 7


If you use the camera on your iPhone to take a variety of pictures and record videos, then you are likely accustomed to choosing the camera mode each time you open the app. The iPhone camera will revert to the Photo option each time the app is closed. But if you use it for a different reason more often that you use the standard Photos mode, then this might be an inconvenience.

Fortunately your iPhone has a setting that lets you save the camera mode that you used last so that this mode is active the next time you launch the app. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting on your iPhone 7.

 

How to Retain the Camera Mode Selection on the iPhone 7

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. These same steps will work for other iPhone models using the same version of iOS. Once you have completed these steps your iPhone’s camera will remain in the previous mode that you used when the Camera app was last open.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings app

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Photos & Camera option.

open the photos and camera menu

 

 

Step 3: Locate the Camera section near the bottom of the menu and select the Preserve Settings button.

select the preserve settings option

 

 

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Camera Mode to preserve it. If you would like to preserve any filter information and Live Photo settings, you can elect to enable those options as well.

how to preserve camera settings on an iphone 7

 

 

If you take a lot of pictures or record a lot of videos with your iPhone, then it’s very likely that you are concerned about the amount of space that you have left on the device. Read our guide to managing your iPhone storage for some options to consider if you are running out of storage.

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