Apple releases iOS 10.1 with Portrait shooting mode (and also tvOS 10.0.1)

Apple has released a finished version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus. It also provides various bug fixes.

Portrait mode is a software feature that uses the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create the look and feel of an image shot with portrait settings on a camera with a telephoto lens. You access portrait mode from within the Camera app simply by swiping left and right in the viewfinder.

Apple vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller talks about portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller talks about portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

The update is a free download, available either through iTunes or over-the-air via the Settings > General > Software Update menu in iOS.

Apple has also posted tvOS 10.0.1 with bug fixes and security improvements. To update your Apple TV.

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Go to System → Software Updates → Update Software.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.