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I’m a gadget expert – my iPhone camera hack is so good you’ll be using it every day

YOUR iPhone has a clever trick that everyone with Instagram should know.

With the standard Apple camera, it is possible to take perfect Instagram-ready shots.

You can change the aspect ratio of your iPhone camera in seconds

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You can change the aspect ratio of your iPhone camera in secondsPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

The problem you usually face is related to aspect ratios.

This is the ratio that tells you how tall an image is compared to its length.

Typically, your iPhone shoots in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means there are four vertical pixels for every three horizontal pixels.

But when you upload an image to an Instagram Story, you’ll find that it doesn’t fill the screen.

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That’s because your Instagram Story is actually using a 16:9 aspect ratio.

So you have a lot of dead space when uploading regular pictures from your iPhone camera roll.

Some gadget experts recommend using the iPhone main camera first and then uploading to Instagram for the best quality.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to change your iPhone camera’s aspect ratio.

The hack was revealed by TikTok gadget expert @kobratech, who has regularly uploaded iPhone hacks.

First, open your iPhone camera and make sure you’re in normal photo mode – not video mode.

Now tap the arrow at the top of the screen so that it is yellow and pointing down.

Then tap the number icon at the bottom of the screen – which will likely say 4:3.

Now you can change your aspect ratio to 16:9 for perfect Instagram Story pictures.

You can also use a square format if you prefer.

It’s easy to switch between aspect ratios at any time, so don’t worry about changing it.

Sometimes you might want to fit more vertically in a frame, so 16:9 can be good for that.

But 4:3 is chosen as the default because it’s a very versatile aspect ratio for the kind of snapshots people usually take.

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