How to disable Night Mode on the iPhone camera and keep it turned off

by - – When the iPhone 11 series was released in 2019, Apple included Night Mode. When your compatible iPhone model detects low light circumstances, the function automatically activates and adjusts settings in order to provide you with better results.

Night Mode may be turned off for a single shot, however previous to iOS 15, when you went to take another photo, Night Mode would return to automatic.

With iOS 15, Apple has added the ability to switch off Night Mode while preserving the settings to ensure that it remains turned off. Here’s how to do it.

How can I preserve my iPhone’s Night Mode settings?

When in the Camera app, press the Night Mode icon at the top of the screen and drag the Night Mode slider under the viewfinder all the way to the left to turn Night Mode off for a specific shot. It will then be turned off for that particular image.

When you open the camera app again, Night Mode will be automatically returned to Auto. Similarly, if you drag the slider all the way to the right, Night Mode will be set to Max for that photo, then Auto for the following low-light shot.

Follow the instructions below to turn Night Mode off and keep it off, or to set it to Max and leave it there for future pictures, so you don’t have to switch it off or use the slider for each photo:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Camera’ section.
  3. Select ‘Preserve Settings’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Toggle the Night Mode switch on.

The settings you choose when you first turned on Night Mode will be saved for any subsequent low-light photos you shoot with your iPhone.

Remember that this function is only accessible on iOS 15, so you’ll need to upgrade your smartphone, and you’ll also need an iPhone with Night Mode, which is the iPhone 11 or newer.