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My iphone 6 Plus saves photos at a low resolution. I can't zoom without extereme pixelation. HELP


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This is a replacement IPhone 6 Plus. I received it after my last one was destroyed in a freak accident at work. I am not sure if the replacement is new or refurbished phone. After a trip to Colorado two weeks ago (the pictures came out awful, by the way) I took it to the apple store where they agreed and said the pics were not supposed to be that low (of a) resolution. Then they told me I needed to upgrade to 8.2 (I was at 8.1.2) and that the older IOS had camera problems. I can't believe that because my other phone took beautiful pictures that I could span across two 24 inch monitors. They also said that if the upgrade to 8.2 didn't work, I should reset the phone. I tried that too... no good. Does any one know how to fix this low resolution picture problem? I have not enabled the 'new' beta cloud option as I don't know if this will work or not. I am going back to apple this weekend and tell them their fixes didn't work and I need a (new?) replacement. Any suggestions?? Help. please


Jun 13, 2012
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I've never heard of this issue. Can you post a example of the low resolution pic?

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Jul 26, 2012
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My iphone 6 Plus saves photos at a low resolution. I can't zoom without exter...

Make sure you are saving them at full resolution:

Settings > Photos & Camera > Download and Keep Originals


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Mar 14, 2014
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Download an app that lets you do Tiff like CameraPro 8 or Camera+ and try that to see if there is a difference.

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Oct 2, 2013
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I used the camera + app and everyone of the photos I took on Saturday are doing the same thing. Options?
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If you're zooming, then that's the problem. Zooming photos on iOS does not work well. If you zoom or crop photos, you will lose resolution and photo quality. I look forward to the day when Apple fixes this.

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Sep 9, 2015
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I have the same problem. Some, but not all, of the pictures I take with my iphone 6 -- without zooming -- have terrible pixelation. Sometimes the pictures are fine, but half the time the resolution is very poor. Below is a sample picture with lots of pixelation as you zoom in to 100%