Best tips for Apple Cinematic Mode

Best tips for Apple Cinematic Mode

Moving pictures have become part of the Internet’s culture, and you don’t have to be a YouTuber to enjoy them. Apple has implemented cinematic mode into many of its products and now you can do the same with your iPhone! These are some of the best tips for Apple Cinematic Mode.

First: Download it

Open your Settings app and go to Photos. Scroll down and tap on Preserve Settings to enable it. This will preserve any edits you make within a photo before posting it. Make sure Save Original Photos is turned on so your edits aren’t lost forever! If you have iCloud Photo Library enabled, your edits won’t stick if you upload them from a Mac or an iOS device. You’ll need to sync your iPhone with iTunes for changes to take effect across all of your devices.

That’s where third-party apps like Afterlight come in handy. Afterlight has tons of features that are available offline as well. Once you’re done editing, simply save your image and pick Upload to Instagram when prompted by the camera roll menu. Now you can post away without having to worry about double editing later on! (Your followers might appreciate not seeing overly edited photos either.)

Enable Dynamic Lock

A feature added in iOS 9.3, Dynamic Lock automatically locks your iPhone when you’re away from it. It uses your phone’s geolocation to determine if you’re at home and will lock your device as soon as you leave, turning off any apps that may be running in the background. To enable Dynamic Lock, head into Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Enter your passcode > Turn on Allow Access When Locked.

From there, select Dynamic Lock and toggle on When Unlocked. You can also choose to have your device play a sound or send a notification when it locks. Once activated, simply walk out of range of your phone—about 30 feet should do it—and after about 10 seconds, it will lock itself. Head back into range and you’ll need to enter your passcode again before being able to access anything.

Use Shortcuts to Open Settings

In order to enable cinematic mode on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 12.1 or later, you must first make sure that you’re using an iOS device with a TrueDepth camera system. You can tell if your device has a TrueDepth camera because it will have two lenses and a notch at the top of its display.

Now that you know that, you need to open Settings from your Home screen. To do so, swipe down from any part of your screen to access Control Center. Then tap on Settings in the bottom right corner. The last step is just as simple: Scroll down until you see Cinematic Camera under Face ID & Passcode and tap on it once to enable cinematic mode. That’s all there is to it!

Turn on Reduce Motion and reduce animation

On iPhone and iPad, open Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on Reduce Motion. This option reduces animation in iOS 7 apps, which can be helpful if you notice it affecting your motion sickness. We’d recommend turning it on right away if you have a history of motion sickness or get seasick in cars or boats. On Macs, open System Preferences > Accessibility and click Display. Then check Reduce Motion under Display options for accessibility. You can also turn off animations on individual apps by opening their preferences window (via ⌘,) and unchecking Animate windows when opening and closing.

Set the Screen Brightness to Auto

When you’re watching a movie or show, it’s easy to get caught up in the narrative and forget that your screen is really bright. A quick way to fix that is to set your brightness setting to auto—this way, it will adjust itself according to ambient light. You can do so by going into Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Brightness. While you’re there, also make sure to turn on Night Shift if you haven’t already. It automatically changes the color temperature of your display based on the time of day (warm at night and cool during daytime) to help ease eye strain.

Close Apps Running in the Background

Though your iPhone or iPad will close out applications that you’re not using in order to save battery life, it never hurts to manually shut down applications and processes running in the background. To do so, open up Settings and tap Battery. From here, tap Background App Refresh and swipe off any apps that you aren’t currently using.

You may also want to disable push notifications from these apps so they won’t continue running in order to send you alerts. If you have an older model of the iOS device, simply double-tap on your home button to bring up a list of all running apps. Swipe upwards on each app icon to force quit them individually. This is a good way to prevent rogue apps from draining your battery while you aren’t using them.

Enable Reduce White Point and Reduce Transparency

It’s easy to forget how much of an impact certain background settings can have on your viewfinder. By reducing white points and transparency, you not only save battery but also create a more cinematic feel in your footage. Here’s how: Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom. From there, tap Reduce Transparency twice and then tap Reduce White Point. These changes will take effect immediately. The video below shows exactly what these changes look like side by side—and why they make a big difference.

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Turn it On by going to Settings > General > Accessibility. This setting is called Reduce White Point. Turn it on, and you’ll instantly find that iOS looks better, with better color balance throughout—with apps, too. What’s more, almost all apps support dark mode and can look great.

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