You just upgraded your iPhone. As the top of the box slowly separates from the bottom, you can’t stop thinking about all of the AMAZING pictures you’re going to take.
You set it up and open the camera app for the first time. “Omg, I can’t wait to test out the new lens.” You go to snap a picture and…
It’s grainy? 🤨
Well today, my friends, I’m going to tell you how to fix this! You can watch the quick 2-minute IGTV video here, but if you prefer to see the text + screenshots, just scroll on along.
Alright fam. This is gonna be a one-click change. Go ahead and open up your Settings app, and then scroll down to the Camera option. Tap on Camera.
In there, you’ll see a few options, but we want to look at the Formats. Tap Formats.
Now here, you’ll see two different options: High Efficiency and Most Compatible. If you’ve ever AirDropped or transferred your phone photos to your computer, you might notice that the file format is sometimes .HEIC. This means High Efficiency.
The iPhone will default to High Efficiency because this will optimize space on your phone. If you struggle with low storage, then keep it as High Efficiency unless you REALLY need a high quality image. Most Compatible will not compress your photo and will save it with a .JPG file format.
Most of the time, you aren’t going to be able to tell the difference between the two formats. But, if you’re photographing something with a lot of detail like hair, pets, and artwork, you might notice that if you zoom in really close, your photo will be grainy.
To avoid this, just tap on the Most Compatible option. Voila! No more grainy photos.
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