How to Crop Picture on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Crop Picture on iPhone

Are you looking to crop a picture on your iPhone? Whether you want to remove unwanted elements from a photo or simply adjust the composition, cropping can help you achieve the desired result. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of cropping pictures on your iPhone using the built-in Photos app.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To get started, locate and open the Photos app on your iPhone’s home screen. The Photos app stores all of your captured and saved images in one place, making it easy to access and manage your photo library.

Step 2: Select the Picture You Want to Crop

Once you have opened the Photos app, navigate to the album or folder where your desired picture is stored. Tap on the image thumbnail to open it in full-screen mode.

Step 3: Tap on Edit

Tapping on Edit at the top right corner of the screen will open up various editing options for your selected picture.

Step 4: Access Crop Tool

In edit mode, tap on Crop, which usually appears as a square icon with overlapping corners. This will bring up the cropping interface with adjustable handles around the edges of your photo.

Step 5: Adjust Crop Area

You can now adjust the crop area according to your requirements. Simply drag any of the handles inward or outward to resize and reposition the crop area. To maintain the original aspect ratio, make sure to use two diagonal handles simultaneously.


  • Gridlines: If you want to align your crop area with specific elements or follow the rule of thirds, enable the gridlines by tapping on the icon that resembles a grid.
  • Straighten: To straighten a crooked image, use the dial-like icon located just below the photo. Rotate it until the picture aligns properly.
  • Aspect Ratio: For specific aspect ratios like square, 4:3, or 16:9, you can tap on Aspect Ratio and choose from the available options.

Step 6: Apply and Save

Once you are satisfied with your adjustments, tap on DONE. This will apply the crop to your picture and save it as a new version while keeping the original intact in your photo library.

Congratulations! You have successfully cropped a picture on your iPhone using the Photos app. Feel free to experiment with different cropping techniques to enhance your photos and achieve stunning results!

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of cropping pictures on your iPhone. Now you can easily remove unwanted elements and improve composition in your photos. Happy editing!

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