Got an iPhone 7 Plus already? Consider us jealous. After the Jet Black phone sold out within minutes, most people are waiting with bated breath for theirs to arrive. (Still a few more weeks!!) But if you managed to nab one early at an Apple store, here’s everything you need to know about using its much-touted new feature, Portrait Mode.


It works a bit differently than the point-and-shoot iPhoneography we’re all used to. Portrait Mode uses the iPhone 7 Plus’s two cameras to build a picture that separates the subject from the background. Translation: All of your #squadgoals pics are going to be stunning.

You won’t be able to zoom in on Portrait Mode. To get a good shot, stand about eight feet away from whatever you’re shooting. Your phone will tell you to move further away from or closer to your subject directly on the camera so there should be no confusion. It will also let you know if you need more light in the shot. One of the lenses will focus in on your subject while the other will go to the background and blur it out. Bada bing, bada boom, press the shutter button and you’ve got a beautiful photograph.

Portrait Mode launched yesterday for developers and will be available for the masses later this week — meaning by next week, your Instagram account will look like it was owned by a professional photographer.

Have you picked up the iPhone 7 Plus? Let us know what you think @BritandCo!

(h/t TechCrunch; photo via Apple)