How to delete photo background on iPhone?

Removing the background of a photo from your iPhone is very simple, you don't even have to download an app.

On many occasions you will have wanted to remove the background from a photo and separate an object or a person for different reasons. And this is something that has been possible for a long time from the palm of our hand thanks to different applications. But since iOS 16, the iPhone is capable of separating a subject from the background of a photo in a matter of seconds.

Apple has greatly improved artificial intelligence in iOS and is now capable of very precisely separating elements of a photo. And the best thing is that you can access this function from different apps, we can access it from almost anywhere.

Separate an object from the background of a photo with your iPhone

To separate an object or a person from the background from your iPhone you don’t have to install any app since from iOS 16 the Apple operating system includes a native function to do it in a matter of seconds. The steps you must follow are the following:

  1. Although you can do it from different apps, we recommend you enter Photos.
  2. Select the photo from which you want to remove the background, it works very well when subjects or objects appear in the foreground.
  3. Press and hold on the object or person you want to separate from the background.
  4. A line will appear surrounding the object and the Copy and Share… buttons.
  5. Tap on Share.
  6. Scroll down and tap on Save Image.
  7. Go into your recent photos and you will see the image separated from the background.

You can also share the image as a sticker with whoever you want, or copy and paste the object or person into other apps.

Image license: Kartal 24
Image license: Kartal 24

The best thing about this feature is that you can later share the backgroundless image with any other app, be it a photo editing app or a social app. In fact, it is one of the best ways to create stickers and send them via WhatsApp. Simply in the Share options select WhatsApp and the chat to which to send the photo without background.

The best thing about this feature is that it will improve over time and with successive iOS updates. In order to use it, you will need to have at least iOS 16 installed on your iPhone.