Photo apps like Instagram helped to popularize the inclusion of filters when taking a picture with your iPhone camera. Filters can help to stylize your pictures, and often add a fun or interesting effect that would not be present without the filter. But you may not want to use a filter on every picture that you take, and it is possible to forget to turn off your filter after using one. Or, after using a filter, you may be having difficulty figuring out how to switch back to non-filter mode.
Your iPhone’s Camera app includes an option at the center of the Filter menu that is called “None.” This option will remove any filter that is applied to the camera so that you can take normal, unedited pictures with your device’s camera.
How to Use No Filter When Taking a Picture in iOS 8
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. However, you can use the steps in this guide to turn off a camera filter on any iPhone model that is running the iOS 7 operating system or higher.
- Step 1: Open the Camera app.
- Step 2: Tap the icon with the three circles at the bottom-right corner of the screen. When a filter is turned on, those circles will be red, green, and blue. For example, a filter is turned on in the image below.
- Step 3: Select the None option at the center of the screen.
When you are returned to the Camera screen, those three circles should now be shades of gray. This indicates that no filter is being used, meaning that any picture you take will be filter-free.
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