How to Turn on Grid on iPhone Camera

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re an iPhone user and love taking photos, you might have come across the grid feature on your iPhone camera. The grid is a handy tool that helps you compose your shots and align elements in your frame for a more visually appealing photo. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn on the grid on your iPhone camera.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To turn on the grid, start by opening the “Settings” app on your iPhone. The Settings app is represented by a gear icon and can usually be found on your home screen or within a folder.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap “Camera”

In the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Camera” option. Tap on it to access the camera settings.

Step 3: Enable “Grid”

Within the Camera settings, look for the “Grid” option. It will be under the “Composition” section.

Tap on the toggle switch next to “Grid” to enable it. Once enabled, you will see a grid overlay on your camera screen when taking photos.


The grid consists of two horizontal lines and two vertical lines that divide your camera screen into nine equal parts. This is commonly referred to as the “Rule of Thirds,” an important concept in photography composition.

Step 4: Close Settings

After enabling the grid, simply close the Settings app by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom (depending on your iPhone model) to return to your home screen.

Step 5: Test it Out!

Now that you’ve enabled the grid, open up your Camera app and start taking photos. You’ll notice that the grid overlay helps you align your subjects along the lines and at the intersections, which can result in more balanced and visually pleasing compositions.

Additional Tips:

  • Rule of Thirds: When using the grid, try placing your subject along the lines or at the intersections to create a more dynamic composition.
  • Level Horizons: The grid also helps you ensure that your horizons are level by aligning them with one of the horizontal lines.
  • Symmetry: Use the grid to achieve symmetrical compositions by aligning elements with the vertical or horizontal lines.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully turned on the grid on your iPhone camera.

Now you can explore new creative possibilities and improve your photography skills by leveraging this powerful tool. Happy snapping!

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