How to Record Stories with Blurred Background on iPhone

How to Record Stories with Blurred Background on iPhone

As a hidden feature in the iOS 15 update, the . file Iphone It now lets you enable Portrait Mode by enabling the camera in some other apps downloaded from the App Store – like Instagram.

This way, you can turn on the mode so that your device’s wallpaper is blurry when recording Stories or Reels or creating a live broadcast through the social networking app, which wasn’t possible until iOS 14. The new, however, only works on iPhone models that have the A12 chip Bionic – any generation iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and later.

Record stories on Instagram without blur background. Screenshot: Lucas Witten (Canaltech)

Up until the previous system version, video recordings had to be shot in the normal background – that is, without blur – while photos had to be taken with Portrait Mode by the native iOS camera app, then imported and posted to Stories on your Instagram account.

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Understand in the tutorial below how to record Instagram Stories with iOS Portrait Mode enabled i.e. with background blurring on your iPhone.

How to Record Stories with Blurred Background on iPhone

Step 1: On your iPhone, open Instagram and swipe the screen to the left. In the app’s recording style options, pick and choose between “Story”, “Reels” or “Live”.

Choose between Story, Reels or Live. Screenshot: Lucas Witten (Canaltech)

Step 2: Access the iOS Control Center by swiping down the upper right part of your device’s screen. At the top right of the Control Center, as new in iOS 15, you’ll find the Effects tab on the Camera. Click “Effects”.

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Go to the iOS Control Center and click on the new “Effects” tab. Screenshot: Lucas Wetten (Canaltech)

Step 3: Click to activate the Portrait Mode effect on your device.

Activate Portrait Mode on your device. Screenshot: Lucas Witten (Canaltech)

The fourth step: You’ll notice that the Effects tab in Control Center will now indicate that portrait mode is applied to your device’s camera for use on Instagram.

Portrait Mode effect will be applied to be used on Instagram. Screenshot: Lucas Witten (Canaltech)

Fifth step: Go back to Instagram and you’re done, the Portrait Mode effect will be applied in the camera, allowing you to record stories with a blurred background on your iPhone.

Record stories with blurred background. Screenshot: Lucas Witten (Canaltech)

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