For anyone that likes to have some control over what they are doing when shooting with the camera, this sounds mildly concerning. What if we want to force HDR? What if we want to shoot with it off, but the phone stubbornly decides otherwise? To top it off, the HDR prompt that used to go off when the auto HDR is about to kick in is gone in the iPhone 8's camera app. Thankfully, at least the already taken picture will have the HDR label to let you know that the mode was used.
So... can we get the old style HDR toggle back? Well, yes we can. It's buried in the phone's Settings and is turned off by default, but you can easily fix that with the following steps: