How to use the camera grid on your iPhone or iPad

How to enable grid lines in the iOS 7 Camera app

The iPhone and iPad Camera app allows you to optionally turn on grid lines so you can better frame people and objects, horizons and celestial bodies in your photos. Using the rules of thirds can elevate your photos from the ordinary to the extra ordinary. From snapshots to photographic art. And all with the flip of a toggle!

How to enable the camera grid lines on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Photos & Camera.
  3. Again scroll down towards the bottom of the page and under the Camera section, there is an option for Grid. Turn the feature On by tapping on the slider.

Allyson Kazmucha

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There are 9 comments. Add yours.

Superjudge says:

I wonder why they removed this as an in app option.

iSRS says:

Thanks for the reminder. Ended up doing a restore and set up as new, and forgot to enable again.

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Myles Taylor says:

If you had the grid turned on in iOS 6 before you upgraded, it says on as well after you upgrade.

xproc says:

i dont know why they want to hide it...

codehut says:

Great tip, thanks!

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zephyrwala says:

i searched for this feature the moment i installed iOS 7 beta and loving it since then

jeanniebeeler says:

Thanks for this tip. Enabling now. Now then, can anyone please tell me how to reverse the "selfie" image so it will save the the same way it looked to me before I snapped it instead of the inverted version? I was able to fix this in an old Samsung Galaxy phone that did the same thing, but I cannot find a way to rectify it on my new IPAD Air. Please help! This reversed perspective drives me crazy!