If the HDR button is missing on iPhone, you won’t be able to manually Enable or Disable HDR from within the Camera App. You can find below the steps to get back the missing HDR button on iPhone.
Disable HDR Option for Photos Missing on iPhone
You may be surprised to know that HDR button is missing on iPhone, simply because Auto HDR is enabled by default in the latest models of iPhone.
Fortunately, a simple solution to fix the issue of HDR Button Missing on iPhone is to disable Auto HDR and this will automatically bring back the Missing HDR button on your device.
Bringing back the Missing HDR button On iPhone allows you to manually Enable or Disable HDR from within the Camera App, depending on whether or not you want to shoot pictures in HDR mode.
Does HDR Create Better Pictures?
In theory, HDR (High Dynamic Range) should be able to create better looking pictures as it is basically meant to create a single picture (a better one) by combining color ranges from multiple exposures.
However, in practice this does not always translate into better looking pictures. Depending on the lighting conditions, HDR can also end up making pictures look strange or even bad.
It is only with practice and by taking a lot of pictures that you can get better at when to use HDR and when not to use it. Hence, you may want to enable the missing HDR button on your device.
Enable Missing HDR Button on iPhone Camera App
Follow the steps below to fix the issue of Missing HDR Button on iPhone Camera app.
1. Open Settings > scroll down and tap on Camera option.
2. On the Camera screen, scroll down to “High Dynamic Range” section and move the toggle next to Auto HDR to ON position.
After disabling Auto HDR, open the Camera App and should be able to see the missing HDR button back at the top of the camera screen.
Once the HDR button is available, you will be able enable or disable HDR manually on your device by tapping on the HDR button.
Another advantage of Enabling the HDR button on iPhone is that you can still set the HDR button to Auto from within the Camera App and toggle OFF the Auto option at any time.
Note: As mentioned above, this fix only applies to newer models of iPhone (iPhone 8 and above). The previous Models of iPhone should not have this problem, as auto HDR is not enabled by default on these iPhone models.
Enable Keep Normal Photo option
While you are on the Camera screen, you may also want to enable Keep Normal Photo option.
When this option is enabled, iPhone saves both HDR and regular Photos to the Camera Roll, which allows you to take a look at both HDR and Non HDR Photos and keep the one that you believe is better.
In-fact, you will be able to see the Regular and HDR image of the same shot side-by-side, which makes it easy to compare the two images.
When you look at the thumbnails, you will see two similar or duplicate photos, but if you take a close look at the two images you will notice the difference between HDR and non HDR images.
The disadvantage of enabling “Keep Original Photo” option is that you will basically end up with two sets of photos, and you will have to manually go through the procedure of comparing and deleting unwanted photos from iPhone.