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How to shoot in Cinematic Mode on an iPhone

If you want to make use of your iPhone’s Cinematic Mode when you’re shooting video, then just follow the steps of this guide.

Cinematic Mode on iPhone helps you shoot movie-like footage thanks to its shallow depth of field and smooth focus transitions. It’s an eye-catching effect that helps add some extra interest to your own videos, and so if you want to try experimenting with this

What you’ll need: 

  • We used an iPhone 13, and it is only available on iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models

The Short Version 

  • Open the Camera app
  • Scroll along the shooting modes
  • Press the shutter button

How to shoot in Cinematic Mode on an iPhone: Step-by-step

  1. Step

    Open the Camera app

    First of all, you’ll need to open your phone’s Camera app.

  2. Step

    Scroll along the shooting modes

    Once open, you’ll notice that there’s a selection of different shooting modes listed about the big red shutter button. Scroll along these until you find Cinematic Mode.

  3. Step

    Press the shutter button

    Now that Cinematic Mode is selected, just tap on the red shutter button to start recording video.


How can I shoot video as normal again?

Simply scroll along the range of camera modes above the shutter button until Video is selected.

Which iPhones have Cinematic Mode?

Cinematic Mode was introduced with the iPhone 13 series, and previous models do not offer this feature.

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