How to remove the background of an image with the iPhone

The new versions of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 have brought with them many really interesting functions, but without a doubt, one of the most striking is the one that allows users to be able to eliminate the background of a photograph in just a few seconds and without the need to use any third party application. Therefore, in this post we want to tell you in detail what you have to do to achieve it.

The first thing you have to keep in mind is that what this process really allows you to do is not remove the background of an image or video, but quite the opposite, the process consists of being able to remove the subject you want to isolate from the background, that is, as if you grabbed the person who appears in a photograph and you will remove it from it. In the end, the result is the same, that is, an image in which only the subject in question is found, and in which the background is completely transparent, which will allow you to be able to do what you really want with said image.

In addition, this process that we are going to tell you about below can be carried out with both a photograph and a video, however, if you are going to do it in a video you have to stop it to be able to carry it out. Finally, you can do this both on your iPhone, having iOS 16 or higher installed, or on your iPad, also having iPadOS 16.1 or higher installed. Now yes, let’s go with the steps you have to follow to achieve it.

Steps to remove the background of an image or a video

As we have told you before, this possibility that Apple now grants to all its users natively, before, to achieve it, it was necessary to install some third-party application, and the reality is that the results sometimes left much to be desired, in addition to the fact that the process to be able to do it was tedious and somewhat complex. However, those from Cupertino have not only managed to offer it natively, that is, without having to install anything at all, but on top of that the process is really simple and easy to do, you just have to follow the following steps.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Photos app.
  2. Open the photo or video from which you want to get the image without background. In case it is a video, select the moment from which you want to isolate the image.
  3. with one finger, hold down on the subject What do you want to get out of the photo or video?
  4. Once you have it selected, without letting go of pressurewith another finger click on the icon that appears in the upper left on the screen to return to the reel.
  5. drop the image on the reel

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With these simple steps you will have on your iPhone or iPad the image of the person or object that you have wanted to obtain without a background, which is known as a png image, which will allow you to paste it into any other image without problems. You can repeat this process as many times as you want, although you have to bear in mind that in images or videos in which the background is not very well distinguished from the person, it will be somewhat more complicated to obtain a good result.