One-handed zoom is here, and it's glorious.

Digital zoom is never going to be great — you're essentially just cropping and enlarging pixels from the original photo. But, more often than not, we use digital zooms when composing iPhone images — especially if we're shooting a subject from far away.

Thanks to its multi-camera system, the iPhone 7 Plus offers an up-to-10x digital zoom when composing your images — and better still, that zoom is now a one-handed circular swipe. Here's how it works!

How to use the zoom on the iPhone 7 Plus

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Tap on the 1x button and swipe to the left to increase zoom, swipe right to decrease.
  3. To return to 1x, tap again on the zoom button.

You can also quickly switch between 1x and 2x zoom by repeatedly tapping on the zoom button.


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