How to Blur Parts of a Picture on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to add a touch of creativity to your photos by blurring certain parts of the picture? With the advanced camera capabilities of an iPhone, you can easily achieve this effect without needing any third-party apps.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of blurring parts of a picture on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To begin, locate and open the Photos app on your iPhone. This app allows you to access all the photos stored on your device.

Step 2: Select the Photo

Once you are in the Photos app, navigate to the album where your desired photo is located. Tap on the album and browse through until you find the specific photo that you want to edit.

Once you have found it, tap on it to open it in full view.

Step 3: Tap ‘Edit’

With the photo open in full view, locate and tap on the Edit button located at the top-right corner of your screen. This will open up a range of editing options for your photo.

Step 4: Access ‘Markup’ Tool

After tapping on Edit, you will see several icons at the bottom of your screen. Scroll through these options until you find one labeled ‘..’ (More).

Tap on this icon and a menu will pop up with additional editing tools. Locate and select ‘Markup’.

Step 5: Choose ‘Blur’ Effect

Once inside Markup, tap on ‘.’ (More) again, and this time a new set of tools will appear. From this menu, select the ‘Blur’ option.

You are now ready to apply the blur effect to your photo.

Step 6: Blur the Desired Parts

With the ‘Blur’ effect selected, you can now start blurring the specific parts of your photo. Use your finger to draw over the areas you want to blur.

You can adjust the size of the brush by using two fingers and pinching in or out.


  • Take your time and zoom in if needed to ensure precise blurring.
  • If you make a mistake, tap on the ‘Undo’ button at the bottom left to remove the last stroke.
  • If you want to remove all blurs and start over, tap on the ‘Revert’ button.

Step 7: Save Your Edited Photo

Once you are satisfied with how you have blurred certain parts of your photo, tap on ‘Done’. This will take you back to the main editing screen.

Finally, tap on ‘Done’ again at the top-right corner of your screen to save your edited photo.

That’s it! You have successfully blurred parts of a picture on your iPhone using its built-in editing tools.

Now you can share or use this edited photo however you like!

Remember, practice makes perfect when it comes to mastering any new skill. So, don’t hesitate to experiment with different photos and try out various blurring techniques until you achieve your desired results.

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