Take advantage of the iPhone 11’s Night Mode to capture the stars…

Using an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, you can take amazing photos of the night sky by using the Camera’s maximum exposure length of 30-seconds, enabling your iPhone to capture the faint light of stars, planets and the moon. 

Unlocking the 30-second exposure requires you to either use a tripod or to place your iPhone on a hard surface, because any movement will cause the image to blur. Waiting for the 30 second exposure to finish can also be a game of patience, especially because there’s no way to know when the shot has been taken. That being said, once you’ve placed your iPhone on a steady surface:

  1. Open the Camera app and set the view to either 1x or 2x.
  2. Aim the back of the iPhone towards the night sky.
  3. Either tap the shutter button, or if you can’t see the screen press one of the volume buttons. 
  4. Leave your iPhone for 30-seconds. It’s a long time to wait, especially if it’s cold outdoors!
  5. Open the Photos app and check out the image. For the best results, make sure there is no cloud cover or interfering light from nearby buildings.
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