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iOS 18 lets you remove objects from photos using the Clean Up tool

Photobombers have always been a headache; they ruin not only a perfect photo but sometimes your mood as well. Fortunately, Apple has found a solution for this. Leveraging the power of Apple Intelligence, Apple will soon let you use an editing tool—Clean Up—to remove unwanted objects from your photos on an iPhone running on iOS 18. 

Keep reading to learn how to use the Clean Up tool on your iPhone in iOS 18 to remove unwanted objects and photobombers from your photos.

Remove objects from a photo with Clean Up in iOS 18

The Clean Up tool is part of the new Apple Intelligence, which Apple has reserved for iOS 18-supported devices powered by the A17 Pro or later chip and Apple silicon. However, unlike Google’s Magic Eraser, which requires a Google One subscription on phones other than Pixel devices, Apple’s Clean Up tool is absolutely free to use.

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Open the photo from which you want to remove unwanted objects.
  3. Locate and tap the new edit button in the bottom toolbar.
  4. Next, select the Clean Up tool (with the eraser icon).
  5. Now, use your finger to tap, brush, or circle the object you want to remove from the photo and wait for Apple Intelligence to do its magic.
  6. Finally, tap the Done button in the top-right corner to save the changes.
Video courtesy: Apple
    As of now, features like Clean Up, powered by Apple Intelligence, are not yet available. Rest assured, I’ll keep you posted as soon as they are ready for use.

Clean up photos to eliminate distractions

It’s that easy to use the new Clean Up Tool in the Photos app in iOS 18 to remove unwanted objects from your photos. It’s worth mentioning that besides Clean Up, Apple Intelligence also sports an Image Playground tool, which you can use to create AI images and Genmoji in various apps.

Did you find the Clean Up tool useful? Which Apple Intelligence feature are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Vikhyat Rishi

    Vikhyat has a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering and over five years of writing experience. His passion for technology and Apple products led him to the tech writing space, where he specializes in writing App features, How-to guides, and troubleshooting guides for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on his MacBook Pro, he loves exploring the real world.

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