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How to Get Grid Lines on Your iPhone Camera

"Learn how to enable grid lines on your iPhone camera for easier image composition. Read this guide to set up a 3x3 grid for better perspective when taking photos and videos."

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Published Jul 11, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • Tap the "Grid" icon in the Camera app to enable iPhone camera grid lines.
  • Learning how to get grid on iPhone camera can help someone take better balanced photos.
  • In this article, you'll learn how to enable grid lines on your iPhone camera for easier and more accurate picture taking!

Introduction: The iPhone camera has an array of features for taking stunning photos. One of these features is Grid, which allows you to divide your frame into thirds and provide additional guidance for composition setup. In this guide, we'll show you how to enable and use the Grid feature on your iPhone's camera app quickly and easily. We will then discuss how to use the Grid effectively in creating compelling compositions with your iPhone photos. By following this guide, you'll be able to take advantage of the powerful photographic tools available to you with your iPhone camera.

how to get grid on iphone camera

To get the grid on your iPhone camera, simply go to Settings > Camera > Grid and toggle it on from there. This will bring up the 3x3 grid over the image preview each time you take a photo or video with the native iPhone camera app.

  1. Open the Camera App from your home screen.
  2. Tap on the icon that looks like three overlapping circles located at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Swipe right, twice, or until you see the grid icon.
  4. Tap on the Grid Icon, to turn it on and off.
Our takeaway

Congratulations! You now have grid lines on your iPhone camera for better photos and videos. Grid lines are incredibly helpful to help balance out things like horizon lines, frame a photo better, or divide the frame into thirds for good composition. The great thing about this feature is that it's simple and already available on your phone so you can get started capturing perfect shots today! Now go ahead and start taking your best photos ever with grid lines as your guide. Make sure to take lots of pictures and show off all of the wonderful moments you capture throughout your day!


1. What advantages does the grid view provide for taking photos with an iPhone camera?

The grid view provides a number of advantages when taking photos with an iPhone camera, including allowing users to better compose shots, helping them to center their subjects in the frame and providing visual guidance when aligning multiple elements in a scene. Additionally, it can help to create dynamic shots by using the grid lines as leading lines that draw attention to a particular element of the photo.

How do I enable or disable the iPhone camera's grid view?

To enable or disable the grid view on your iPhone Camera, open the Settings app and tap “Photos & Camera.” Under the “Grid” section, toggle “Grid” to gain access to this feature.

Can I adjust the size and/or color of the grid lines on my iPhone camera?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to adjust the size or color of the grid lines on an iPhone camera. The Grid View feature cannot be customized.

Does enabling or disabling the grid view have any effect on picture quality taken with my iPhone camera?

No, using or not using the grid view does not affect the image quality of photographs taken with an iPhone camera.

Are there any third-party apps available to customize the look and function of my phone's camera Grid View?

Yes, there are a number of third-party apps available that can be used to customize the look and function of an iPhone camera's grid view. For example, Camera Grid+ is an app that enables users to select from various grid themes, such as a 3x3, 4x4 or 5x5 grid layout. The app also allows users to adjust the size and color of the grid lines.

This article was originally published on 11 Jul 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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