Phocus: Portrait Mode Camera 4+

Blur video & photo background

Ahmet Serdar Karadeniz

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 6.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Phocus is a perfect photo editing app for creating depth effects and unique portrait effects on all iPhones and iPads. Now you can turn your videos into portrait videos.

"Looking for an app that not only adds the Portrait mode effect to your photos but does a bit more? Then Phocus is the one you're looking for." - iMore

"The app is a fine example of technical and artistic craftsmanship. It offers a simple and engaging interface that also allows you to add effects to your click. Besides, it renders you the freedom to play with lights." - iGeeksBlog

"Phocus is an excellent photo and video editing app for your iPhone that lets you edit both portrait photos and videos with great attention to detail." - The Useful Tech

"An Outstanding AI Portrait and Macro Camera for the iPhone. It has clearly established itself as the front runner in this iOS camera apps." - by John DeNicola

Simple design paired with the advanced person recognition technology we use in the background will give you what you are looking for. Phocus is not just a portrait mode editor, but it also has many unique photo editing tools and applies these professionally just in seconds with minimum effort. All you have to do is to enjoy creating fast amazing portraits using Phocus.

- Turn your video into a portrait video.
- Portrait mode editor which automatically detects foreground and background with its AI.
- Portrait camera that users can shoot in RAW, ProRAW, depth, adjust ISO and exposure duration.
- Real bokeh effect with large apertures.
- Create realistic bokeh with several aperture diaphragms.
- Style transfer for portraits into art with machine learning.
- Apply advanced curve adjustments to foreground/background.
- Change & remove the background of your photos with one tap.
- Unique portrait effects (HDR, studio, mono, stage, detail, color splash, stylize, grain) that are carefully crafted for portrait photos.
- Realistic cartoon effect.
- Manual edit mode to refine the edges of the subject in your portrait photos using brush or eraser tools.
- Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, highlights, shadows, temperature, and tint of the background and foreground separately.
- Add different overlays to your portrait photos such as vintage, light, dust and shadows.
- Portrait matte, depth map saving.
- Built-in easy-to-follow video instructions.

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What’s New

Version 2.3.8

We are happy to receive your positive feedback about Phocus. Here's what we have done in this update:

- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor UI improvements.

Please contact us via if you have any other bug reports.

If you're enjoying Phocus, please consider leaving a review on the App Store. Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

Youngtrudaboy! ,


Make this app a photo extension so you can add the blurt effects right inside the photos app. That would help for the older phones that don’t have the dual cameras etc. to get that blur effect right inside the photos app. I have iPhone SE and I use this app all the time for portrait mode blur. With a little more fine tuning of the auto photo blur , this app would be perfect. Sometimes the app doesn’t separate the person from the background too great. I know it works off of software only. But the google pixel does this with one camera also. Thanks. I hope I’m not asking for too much. I just really like the app and want to see it better.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your feedback! We will consider this in the next update. Thanks!

Stew413 ,

App may be a virus?

I downloaded this app on my iPad to turn some photos into portraits, and right off the bat I gave it all permissions and nothing worked. It wouldn’t even load a photo so I couldn’t even edit anything. The app crashed multiple times, so I tried downloading it on my phone and trying again on there. It did not work on my phone either.

After giving up on it, both devices began acting strangely. Certain apps would get stuck on their opening screens or not work properly. I closed the app and tried again, but that didn’t work. I restarted my phone, but that didn’t work. I deleted the Phocus app and everything went back to normal. I thought it might have been some strange thing on my phone, but the same thing just happened on my iPad as well, except this time it eventually led to the device crashing. I deleted the Phocus app and so far everything seems back to normal. I’m using an iPhone 12 and the iPad Air (4th gen) both updated to the latest iOS version.

Developer Response ,

Update: Hi, we are sorry for the problem again. Phocus has been updated. We would appreciate if you can give us your feedback again after updating the app.

First, we are sorry that you had a problem with the app. Second, thank you for your detailed explanation. Third, we assure you our app is certainly not a virus :). Last, we know some of our users have a crash problem, especially on their iPads: We are currently working on the app's next update and hope that all of our users can use the app without any problems with the next update.

1038474$484&4 ,

Amazing but lost all pro features after upgrading to pro

I upgraded to a monthly subscription, unlocked the pro features (aperture control, 3D lighting, etc.) and these worked, for about a half hour; when I tried the app again, these features had disappeared, and the app had reverted to its standard, unpaid features. Contacted support, they could not help me (I could not find anything on the app or in the App Store to “restore the purchase”, which made no sense to begin with-I’d just purchased it), I deleted and reinstalled the app (and restored the purchase after this), restarted the phone several times, and swore several times loudly. No luck. Still waiting for someone to respond to me (sent screenshots to support, no response after that).

Developer Response ,

Thanks. Can you please update the app? We would appreciate it if you give feedback again after updating the app.


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