How to Get the Grid on the iPhone Camera

Last updated: March 19, 2019

If you have ever used another person’s iPhone camera and noticed that the screen was divided into nine squares, then you might wonder why their camera is different from yours. This is due to an option that you can enable on your camera, and many people find that it helps them take better pictures.

Located within the settings for the iPhone Camera app are a number of different options that will let you change things about how that application works. So if you want to turn on the grid on your iPhone camera, you can follow the tutorial below.

A simple way to view your iPhone pictures on your TV is with the Apple TV. It also allows you to mirror your iphone or iPad screen on your TV, as well as stream videos from Netflix and iTunes.

How to Get the Grid on the iPhone Camera – Quick Summary

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Scroll down and choose the Camera option.
  3. Tap the button to the right of Grid to turn it on.

For additional information, including pictures, continue to the next section.

Use a Grid When Taking iPhone Pictures

This is a really helpful tool for taking better pictures. In fact, a lot of the guides for improving the photography on your iPhone are going to include this as one of the options that you should enable. It is due to something called “the rule of thirds” and stipulates that taking a picture along one of the lines will make for a better picture. I am not a skilled photographer, however, and can only assume that the amount of photographers touting this feature know what they are talking about. So if you want to learn how to turn on the grid on the iPhone camera, follow the steps below.

Note that the steps in this section were performed in an older version of IOS. However, they are nearly identical in newer versions of iOS except for the naming of one of the menus.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

touch the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Photos & Camera option. (In iOS 12 this is now just the Camera option.)

select the photos and camera option

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Grid to move it from the left to the right. When the feature is enabled there will be green shading around the slider button. I have enabled the grid in the picture below.

turn on the camera grid option

Now when you go back and open the Camera app you will see the grid overlayed on top of the viewfinder.

how to use the grid on the iphone camera

The Google Chromecast is a simple, affordable option if you want to stream videos to your TV. It is much less expensive than the Apple TV, and the setup is very simple.

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