How to fix iPhone 13 Photos Blurry, Low Quality

Are iPhone 13 photos blurry? Do they look as if they’ve been oil painted during post-processing? You’re owning the most advanced iPhone Camera ever built but the photos shoot with your brand new device are unnatural? Users also label it as the iPhone 13 water color issue!

iPhone 13 Photos Blurry And Low Quality?

An important number of complaints have started surfacing online about the low quality of pictures shot with the new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro low quality photos oil panting issue:

How To Fix iPhone 13 Blurry Photos

Apple might have to address this issue in an upcoming software update, but until then you should try the following workarounds and let us know if they help out:

1. Disable Auto Macro

The blurry photos on iPhone 13 can be caused by the new Macro mode, that automatically kicks-in when you approach the subject. A glitch might prevent the photo to be taken with the appropriate lens.

Since iOS 15.1 you can disable Auto Macro in: Settings -> Camera -> Auto Macro.

2. Turn Off Lens Correction

Another setting that can cause iPhone 13 low quality photos is Lens Correction. It’s role is to correct lens distortion for the front and ultra wide cameras. If it glitches out it might cause the blurry photos issue.

The option is automatically enabled in iOS 15. Disable it and check if it makes a difference.

How to: Browse for Settings -> Camera -> Lens Correction.

3. Use Standard Photographic Style

Photographic styles is an exclusive iPhone 13 & 13 Pro feature. It allows you to opt from one of five presets that automatically adds or decreases Tone and Warmth settings of a picture. All this is done post-processing.

Yes, if they aren’t fine tuned enough they might lead to oil painted photos! My recommendation is to stick with the Standard style for now, which maintains the default look captured by the iPhone Camera.

How To: In Settings -> Camera tap on Photographic Styles and swipe for Standard Style. Tap Use “Standard”. Does it make a difference?

4. Disable ‘View Full HDR’

Some users have complained that pictures display blurry in the Photos app. Apparently, this can be fixed by disabling the ‘View Full HDR’ setting. This option is used to allow the iPhone display to show the complete dynamic range of photos.

How to: Browse for Settings -> Photos and turn OFF ‘View Full HDR’, available in the HDR section.