How to Take Panoramic Pictures on an iPhone 7

Last updated: November 11, 2016

Your iPhone camera is able to take panoramic pictures, which means that you can create one large image that captures a much larger view than you would be able to get with a traditional shot. But panoramic pictures are not ideal for every situation in photography, so you might be frustrated if your iPhone is only letting you take panoramic shots.

Fortunately you can switch to a different camera mode in just a few short steps. Our tutorial below will show you how to switch away from panoramic mode back to the default Photo option.

 

How to Take a Panorama Picture in iOS 10

These steps were written using an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.0.

Step 1: Open the Camera app on your iPhone.

tap the camera icon

 

 

Step 2: Swipe left on the row of camera modes until Pano is selected.

how to take a panorama picture on an iphone 7

 

 

Step 3: Tap the shutter button at the bottom of the screen, then move your iPhone slowly to the right, keeping it steady along the horizontal yellow line. Once you have completed the picture, you can press the shutter button again.

press the shutter to take the picture and the shutter to stop taking the picture

 

 

You can continue below if your iPhone is currently in “Panorama” mode and you would like to return to the standard image mode.

How to Switch Away from the “Panorama” Picture Mode on an iPhone

These steps were performed on an iPhone 5, in iOS 8. iPhones running earlier versions of iOS may have slightly different directions for changing the camera mode.

You can find out more about the iPhone 6 camera here.

 

Step 1: Open the Camera app.

open the camera app

 

 

Step 2: Locate the option that says Pano, then swipe your finger to the right on that word to select a different camera mode. The options that are there on an iPhone 5 include Time-lapse, Video, Photo, Square and Pano. To return to the regular picture mode, select the Photo option.

swipe right on the word pano

 

 

When you have selected the Photo option, your screen should look like the image below.

camera in photo mode

 

 

If your iPhone has been updated to the iOS 8 operating system, then your camera has a timer feature that allows you to take a picture after a set amount of time. This article will show you how to use the timer.

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