iOS 15.1 is now out with fix for iPhone 13 Pro’s annoying auto macro mode

Apple just released iOS 15.1 with features like ProRes video. Most importantly, there's a setting to turn auto macro off on iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

Apple releases iOS 15.1 with fix for auto macro mode on iPhone 13 Pro
Raymond Wong / Input

It’s been 34 days since we published our iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max review. I loved everything about the iPhone 13 Pros except for one thing: the camera’s automatic macro mode.

The automatic camera switching ruined the iPhone 13 Pro’s shooting experience in my opinion. A month ago, Apple said: “A new setting will be added in a software update this fall to turn off automatic camera switching when shooting at close distances for macro photography and video.”

Apple just pushed out iOS 15.1 and — would you look at that! — there’s a new setting (Settings > Camera > Auto Macro) that lets you turn the annoying automatic macro/camera switching off.

Hallejujah! Screenshot: Raymond Wong / Input

With the software fix, the iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max are perfect. Just perfect. If you’ve been waiting for this as I have, I can now recommend Apple’s best iPhone.

iOS 15.1 also comes with a bunch of new features including SharePlay support, ProRes video recording, and more. There’s a lot in this update. Get it by going to your iOS device’s Settings app > General > Software update.

The full iOS 15.1 features update from Apple below:

SharePlay is a new way to share synchronized experiences in FaceTime with content from the Apple TV app, Apple Music, Fitness+, and other supported App Store apps

  • Shared controls give everyone the ability to pause, play, rewind or fast forward
  • Smart volume automatically lowers the audio of a movie, TV show or song when your friends speak
  • Apple TV supports the option to watch the shared video on your big screen while you continue the FaceTime call on iPhone
  • Screen sharing lets everyone on a FaceTime call look at photos, browse the web, or help each other out


  • ProRes video capture using iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Setting to turn off automatic camera switching when taking macro photos and videos on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple Wallet

  • COVID-19 vaccination card support allows you to add and present verifiable vaccination information from Apple Wallet


  • Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) support in the Translate app and for system-wide translation


  • New automation triggers based on the current reading of a HomeKit-enabled humidity, air quality, or light level sensor


  • New pre-built actions let you overlay text on images or gifs, plus a new collection of games lets you pass the time with Siri

This release also fixes the following issues:

  • Photos app may incorrectly report storage is full when importing photos and videos
  • Weather app may not show current temperature for My Location, and may display colors of animated backgrounds incorrectly
  • Audio playing from an app may pause when locking the screen
  • Wallet may unexpectedly quit when using VoiceOver with multiple passes
  • Available Wi-Fi networks may not be detected
  • Battery algorithms updated on iPhone 12 models to better estimate battery capacity over time
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: