How to use the Camera App’s Hidden Level.

Camera level photo

Have you ever taken a photo of a sheet of paper or some other rectangular object and the image comes out skewed because you inadvertently tilted the camera. I have good news for you, the iOS 11 Camera app has a level feature to help you avoid this problem. It’s so subtle that you may not have noticed it. To use it you first need to turn on the Grid. To do this go to Settings > Camera and turn on the Grid switch. When you do this, thin white lines will divide the viewfinder image into a grid of nine rectangles.

To access the level, hold the iPhone or iPad flat, so the camera points straight down toward the floor (or straight up toward the sky, if you’re photographing a ceiling). You’ll notice that two crosshairs appear in the middle of the viewfinder, a yellow one that marks the position where the camera will be level and a white one that shows the camera’s current angle. Tilt the camera until the crosshairs merge into a single yellow image, and tap the Shutter button. Your image will be level.

Camera level before after