How to Add Text to a Photo on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Add Text to a Photo on iPhone

Adding text to photos is a great way to personalize your images and make them more engaging. With the powerful editing tools available on the iPhone, you can easily add text and customize it to suit your needs. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of adding text to a photo on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To get started, unlock your iPhone and find the Photos app on your home screen. Tap on it to open.

Step 2: Select the Photo

Browse through your photo library and select the photo you want to add text to. Once you’ve found it, tap on it to open it in full screen.

Step 3: Tap on Edit

In the top-right corner of the screen, you will see an “Edit” button. Tap on it to access the editing tools.

Step 4: Tap on Three Dots Icon

In the bottom toolbar, you’ll find a row of icons. Tap on the three dots icon (usually located at the right end) to reveal more options.

Step 5: Choose Markup

A menu will appear with several options. Choose “Markup” from this menu. Markup is a versatile tool that allows you to draw, write, and add text directly onto photos.

Step 6: Tap on “+” Icon

In Markup mode, tap on the “+” icon at the bottom center of your screen. This will open up additional options for adding text and other elements.

Step 7: Select Text

From the options that appear, select “Text”. This will create a text box on your photo.

Step 8: Type Your Text

Tapping inside the text box will bring up the keyboard. Type in the desired text you want to add to your photo. You can also change the font style, color, and size by using the options at the top of the screen.


If you want to move or resize the text box, simply tap and drag it with your finger. Pinching in or out will adjust its size.

Step 9: Customize Text Appearance

You can further customize the appearance of your text by using additional Markup tools. These tools include bold, underline, italicize, and more. To access these tools, tap on the selected text and choose “Aa” from the pop-up menu that appears.

Step 10: Save Your Changes

Once you are satisfied with your added text and its appearance, tap on “Done” in the top-right corner of your screen to save your changes.

Congratulations! You have successfully added text to a photo on your iPhone. Now you can share it with others or use it for any purpose you desire.

  • Tips:
    • Experiment: Don’t be afraid to try different fonts, colors, and sizes to find what works best for your photo.
    • Less is More: Keep in mind that adding too much text may distract from the main subject of your photo. Be mindful of striking a balance between text and image.
    • Proofread: Before finalizing your photo, double-check for any spelling or grammatical errors in your text.

Now you have the knowledge and skills to add text to your photos on the iPhone. Get creative and have fun with it!

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