How to Crop Photos on iPhone or iPad: There are Two Ways

Not impressed with your shots and wish to fine-tune their size? Run through the quick steps to automatically crop photos on your iOS device so that they appear more fascinating!

There could be all sorts of your reasons why you’d like to crop your photos on your iPhone. Maybe you aren’t pleased with the actual size of the image or want to make it perfectly fit a frame.

The stock Photos app for iOS comes with a built-in editing tool that can let you automatically resize a pic. Besides, you can also get rid of the unwanted parts manually to ensure there is no blemish.

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However, the best part is that you can go back to the original size just in case the end result doesn’t turn out to be as expected. Let me help you refine your photos!

How to Automatically Crop Photos on Your iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app on your iOS device and choose the pic you want to crop.

Choose pic you want to crop in iOS Photos App

Step #2. Now, tap on Edit at the top right.

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Tap on Edit in iOS Photos App

Step #3. Next, tap on Cropping tool.

Tap on Cropping tool to Crop Photo on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, you need to tap on the Crop Box at the bottom right of the screen.

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Tap on Crop Box in iOS Photos App

Step #4. Up next, you have multiple options to choose from. Select the preferred size.

Select the Preferred Crop Size to Automatically Crop Photo on iPhone

Step #5. Finally, tap on Done at the bottom right corner of the screen.

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Tap on Done to Save the Crop Photo in iOS Photos App

That’s it! Check out your image, does it look better now? If yes, you are ready to share it with your friends or print it out.

Resizing a photo manually isn’t a big ask either. Times when you want your image to fit into a certain frame, it would come into play really well.

How to Crop Images on iDevice Manually

Step #1. Open Photos app → Your image → tap on Edit → hit crop tool.

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Tap on Cropping tool to Crop Photo on iPhone

Step #2. Now, you can use your finger to drag the corners to resize the pic.

Use your finger to drag the corners to resize the pic manually in iOS Photos App

Step #3. After you have adjusted the size of the photo, tap on Done to confirm.

Tap on Done to Save Crop Photo on iPhone

Go Back to the Original Size of the Image

When you resize a photo, it’s saved over the original one. Just in case, you aren’t happy with the outcome or wish to go back to the actual size, there is a way to revert the changes.

Step #1. Open Photos appYour image → tap on Edit.

Tap on Edit in Cropped Photo in iOS Photos App

Step #2. Tap on the Revert.

Tap on Revert in iOS Photos App

Step #3. In the end, tap on Revert to Original to confirm.

Tap on Revert to Original to go back to the Actual Photo size on iPhone

Wish to Resize Images More Efficiently? Try Out Third-Party Image Resizer Apps

There are some top-notch photo editing apps like Adobe Photoshop Express, Image Size, that can let you resize your images more efficiently. So, if you want to have more control, they could be worth giving a chance.

Wrapping Up…

Now that you know how to fine-tune your photos, never fail to give them a try. They can go a long way in making your images appear more attractive.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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