iOS 14 Lets You Zoom Further Into Photos

In the Photos app, there's an option to use pinch gestures to zoom in to photos to see details up close, and in iOS 14, Apple lets you zoom in further than ever before.

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The image as taken, max zoom on iOS 13, and max zoom on iOS 14

Zooming super far into iPhone photos doesn't always produce the clearest image, but it lets you inspect images more closely.

There have been tricks to zoom in further on images in the ‌Photos‌ app like using the rotate tool to unlock a zoom level not normally allowed, but in iOS 14, there's no need to use any trick to zoom in further.

For those who like to pixel peep at ‌iPhone‌ photos to see different elements of images, the new zooming options will be a welcome and convenient change. There's still a limit on zooming, so the rotate trick still works if you need to zoom in even further than iOS 14 allows. Further zoom will be entirely pixellated though, so most people shouldn't need to zoom in beyond what's permitted by default.

iOS 14 introduces some other changes for the ‌Photos‌ app, such as support for captions for the first time. A complete list of everything new in the ‌Photos‌ app can be found in our iOS 14 roundup, which also covers all of the other new features added in the update.

Top Rated Comments

Aston441 Avatar
26 months ago
I can’t understand why it’s arbitrarily limited at all?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
26 months ago

Some are saying this is because higher megapixels count is coming to the iPhone 12 Pro.
"some are saying" gives me shivers (because it's become a favorite propaganda tool).

I agree that it probably has to do with allowing more pixel peeping for higher res sensors.

I just hope the sensors also get bigger, and not just more pixels.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac-lover3 Avatar
26 months ago

Photos on iOS is basically unusable at this point. Search doesn't work at all. Syncing from macOS hasn't worked at all on large albums since Catalina was released. It's an unmitigated disaster.
Maybe you should retry something because I never had issues with photos not syncing..
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
26 months ago

I can’t understand why it’s arbitrarily limited at all?
they don’t want people to complain about quality of photos shot on iPhone to their friends?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dozer_Zaibatsu Avatar
26 months ago
Deckard shouting into his phone: "Siri, enhance!"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
26 months ago
Some are saying this is because higher megapixels count is coming to the iPhone 12 Pro.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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