How to Crop Photos on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to crop photos on your iPhone? Whether you want to remove unwanted parts of an image or simply adjust the composition, cropping can be a handy tool. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of cropping photos on your iPhone with easy-to-follow steps.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To begin, locate and tap on the Photos app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. The Photos app is represented by a multicolored flower icon.

Step 2: Select the Photo You Want to Crop

Once you’re inside the Photos app, navigate to the album or folder where the photo you want to crop is located. Tap on the photo to open it in full screen.

Step 3: Tap Edit

In order to access editing options for your photo, tap on the Edit button located at the top right corner of your screen. This will open up a range of editing tools.

Step 4: Access Crop Tool

Within the editing tools, locate and tap on the Crop icon. It looks like two overlapping right angles.

Step 5: Adjust Your Crop

You can now adjust your crop by dragging any of the four corners inward or outward. This allows you to resize and position your photo as desired.


  • Pinch-to-Zoom: Use a pinching gesture with two fingers to zoom in or out for more precise cropping.
  • Straighten: If needed, use two fingers to rotate and straighten your photo before cropping.

Step 6: Apply Your Crop

Once you are satisfied with the composition of your photo, tap on the Apply button located at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will finalize the crop and save your changes.

Step 7: Save Your Cropped Photo

To save the cropped version of your photo, tap on the Done button at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will exit the editing mode and save the cropped photo to your iPhone’s Photos library.

Congratulations! You have successfully cropped a photo on your iPhone using the built-in Photos app. Now you can share or use your newly edited image as you desire.

Remember, cropping can help enhance the composition and remove distractions from your photos. Experiment with different crops to achieve the desired visual impact!


If you want to revert to the original uncropped version of a photo at any time, simply follow Steps 1-3 and tap on Revert.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of cropping photos on your iPhone. Enjoy exploring all that editing has to offer and unleash your creativity!

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