Unlike the iPhone 14 series, all iPhone 15 models have a 48-megapixel camera, and that unlocks another hidden feature. You can switch between three camera resolution modes on the iPhone 15, including 12-megapixel, 24-megapixel, and 48-megapixel.
By default, the cameras shoot images at 24 megapixels, taking pictures that carry more detail and texture. However, if you’re running short on storage, or, on the flip side, if you wish to go all in and click full 48-megapixel pictures, here’s how to change your iPhone’s camera resolution.
Just head to Settings > Camera > Formats, and in Photo Mode, select between 12-megapixel or 24-megapixel modes. To set the sensor’s resolution to 48-megapixel, head to Settings > Camera > Formats. Then, enable Resolution Control on an iPhone 15 or ProRAW & Resolution Control on an iPhone 15 Pro.
Now, when you open the camera app, you’ll see an option to click 48-megapixel photos at the top right corner. One will see the “HEIF Max” button on regular iPhones, while the Pro models have the RAW Max button. Remember that HEIF Max occupies much less storage than ProRAW Max images.