Night mode activation possible automatically and manually
Some settings have to be made in Apple’s camera app in order to be able to use the new feature. After starting the application, first select the portrait mode in the bar below the live image. In addition, the flash must be switched off in the upper left corner of the display if it is displayed as activated. The camera app then automatically switches to night mode if it considers the available light to be low enough. This setting can also be made manually with a tap of the finger on the corresponding symbol, a stylized crescent moon. However, if it is too bright, the night mode cannot be activated for obvious reasons.
Exposure time can be adjusted
If night mode has been activated manually, the exposure time can also be set. This is done with the help of a slider, which is located directly above the trigger button. When the night mode is switched on automatically, the camera app first determines the exposure time independently; if necessary, you can adjust this according to your own ideas by tapping the moon symbol under the live image. If the iPhone 12 is mounted on a tripod, which the device detects using its gyro sensor, the camera app offers longer exposure times of up to 30 seconds. Naturally, this should only be selected if the subject is not a person or an animal, but only immovable objects. Finally, you just press the shutter release, the camera app and the A14 Bionic do the rest.
iPhone 12 Pro in the Apple Online Store
iPhone 12 Pro Max in the Apple Online Store