Here is how to stop Portrait Mode from taking two photos on your iPhone 7 Plus

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With iOS 10.1, Apple introduced a brand new Portrait Mode exclusively for the iPhone 7 Plus. Basically, the new Portrait Mode uses the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create stunning images with bokeh effect that rivals DSLRs. When you capture your photos with Portrait Mode, the camera saves two versions –one with beautifully realistic background bokeh and the other without the Portrait feature, so you can visually compare them.


However, this may take up a considerable amount of storage space on your device. If you are running out of space, it’s best that you turn off Portrait Mode from taking two photos at the same time.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to prevent Portrait Mode from taking two photos on your iPhone 7 Plus.

Steps to stop Portrait Mode from taking two photos at one go on your iPhone 7 Plus

Step one: First and foremost, you are supposed to launch the Settings app from your home screen. After that, scroll down a little bit and tap on Photos & Camera to proceed

Step two: Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap on the toggle next to Show Normal Photos under the Portrait Mode section

Step three: Once you toggled off the switch, Portrait Mode will not save two photos the next time you take a shot on your iPhone 7 Plus.

Portrait Mode is one of the greatest additions to iOS, but it is available for iPhone 7 Plus only. However, if you don’t have an iPhone 7 Plus, don’t worry because you still can get the mode on iPhone 7 or older iPhone thanks to the help of third-party apps.

We recommend you use FabFocus app ($1.99) from the App Store that allows you to use Portrait Mode on your iPhone 7 or older iPhone models.

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