How to Remove Background from Image and Video on iPhone: 3 Best Ways ( IOS 16 )

Last Updated: 2022. 10. 24

Removing unwanted backgrounds from an image on iPhone has been a long-awaited feature for many iPhone users for years. The great news is that with the latest updated IOS 16 on iPhone, now you can easily remove the background from an image on your iPhone without using Photoshop or other third-party apps.

So, in this tutorial, we will walk you through how to remove the background from an image on iPhone 13, including removing a background image from a video on an iPhone and even making a photo collage out of it. Besides, we will also offer a great workaround for those who are not able to use the latest iPhone or IOS 16 system to remove the background from an image on iPhone.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

Also, read how to edit video length on iPhone.

How to Remove Background from Image on iPhone (IOS 16)

Step 1
Firstly, update your IOS system to the latest version. Then open your Photos App and find the photo you wish to remove from the background.
Step 2
Tap and hold the subject you want to remove from the background, then a bright rim light will appear around the subject, meaning your subject has already been cut out from the image.
Tap and hold to remove the background from an image on iPhone with IOS 16

Tap and hold to remove the background from an image on iPhone with IOS 16.

Step 3
You can tap Copy option and paste the cutout image in the text message or Notes App or tap the Share option and open your Facebook or other social apps to share it with friends or save the cutout image as a new image in your Camera Roll.
Drop the cutout image into a text message or other social apps or save it as a new image

Drop the cutout image into a text message or other social apps or save it as a new image.

How to Remove Background from Image on iPhone and Make a Photo Collage (IOS 16)

Well, now since you can easily remove the background from an image on iPhone, you can cut out multiple subjects or objects from different photos and make a creative photo collage for Instagram Story or Facebook, etc. Here is how to do it.

Step 1
Tap and hold the subject you want to remove from the background and tap the Copy option.
Remove the background from the image on iPhone and tap copy

Remove the background from the image on iPhone and tap copy.

Step 2
Launch your Instagram and swipe from left to right to open the Instagram Story and upload a photo as a new background for your photo collage.
Upload a photo to Instagram Story as a new background

Upload a photo to Instagram Story as a new background.

Step 3
Go back to your Instagram Story > tap and hold the background image to paste the cut-out image into the new background. You can pinch or unpinch to adjust the size of the image.
Tap and hold to paste the cut-out photo into the new background in Instagram Story

Tap and hold to paste the cut-out photo into the new background in Instagram Story.

Step 4
Repeat the same step to add more photos into the background to make it a fantastic Instagram Story photo collage.
Add more cut-out photos to make the creative Instagram Story photo collage

Add more cut-out photos to make the creative Instagram Story photo collage.

Step 5
Tap the three dots to save the creative photo collage to your Camera Roll or directly post it on Instagram Story. If you directly save it to your iPhone, you can tap the Edit button and crop the unwanted area later.
Save the creative photo collage from Instagram Story to your iPhone

Save the creative photo collage from Instagram Story to your iPhone.

How to Remove Background from Images in Videos on iPhone (IOS 16)

Probably, to your great surprise, with the latest IOS 16 on iPhone 13 or later version, not only can you remove the background from an image on iPhone but also remove the background from a video on iPhone. So, here is how to do it.

Step 1
Find the video in your Camera Roll and play the video and move the play head for the video frame needed and stop playing it.
Find the video frame needed

Find the video frame needed.

Step 2
Tap and hold the subject you want to remove from the background till the bright rim light surrounds the subject.
 Tap and hold to cut out the subject from the video on iPhone

Tap and hold to cut out the subject from the video on iPhone.

Step 3
Likewise, tap the Copy or Share option to drop it in your text message or share it with friends in other social apps or tap Save Image as a new image in your Camera Roll.

Alternative: How to Remove Background from Image on iPhone Online

Well, though the mighty IOS 16 offers people an easy way to remove the background from an image on iPhone 13 or later, it’s not flawless:

Sometimes, you can’t completely remove the subject from the background on iPhone with IOS 16

Sometimes, you can’t completely remove the subject from the background on iPhone with IOS 16.

  • The IOS 16 photo cutout feature on iPhone is only available to iPhone 8 or later.
  • During our hands-on test, in some cases, iPhone can’t completely remove the subject from the background. So, you may notice that a person's hair, eyes, ears, or parts of feet might be missing in the cutout photo.
  • You can’t restore parts of the mistakenly cut-out areas with IOS 16.
  • So, we’d like to offer you a great online workaround to remove the background from an image on iPhone --- FlexClip online video maker. With FlexClip’s image background remover, you can directly remove the background from an image on your iPhone with one click online and animate the cutout images to make a scroll-stopping photo collage or slideshow video and profile picture in YouTube videos.

    Use FlexClip to remove the image from the background with one click in a video online

    Use FlexClip to remove the image from the background with one click in a video online.

    Step 1
    Scan the QR code to upload your photos to FlexClip from your iPhone.
    Upload your iPhone photos and clips to FlexClip

    Upload your iPhone photos and clips to FlexClip.

    Step 2
    Select one color for the video background. You may use an image or a clip as the video background as well.
    Select a color for the video background

    Select a color for the video background.

    Step 3
    Remove the background from the iPhone image.

    Layer a photo over the video background > click Remove Background > the FlexClip will automatically remove the subjects from the photo background. You can use the Erase and Restore brushes to refine the edges of the cut-out image. A separate PNG image will also be saved to your PC. You can repeat the same step to make a photo collage.

    Add the photo as video overlay and click the Remove Background icon

    Add the photo as video overlay and click the Remove Background icon.

    Use the Erase and Restore brushes to refine the edges of the cutout image

    Use the Erase and Restore brushes to refine the edges of the cutout image.

    Step 4
    Animate the cutout image. (optional)

    With the image selected, click the Motion > you can animate the image with Zoom in, fade, wipe, bounce, etc., animations.

    Easily animate the cutout image

    Easily animate the cutout image.

    Step 5
    Further spice up your video.

    You can add animated texts, or go to the Element tab and add motion graphics and illustrations, GIPHY stickers or royalty-free music and sound effects to make your photo collage come alive.

    Add animated texts, motion graphics and illustrations, and music to spice up the video photo collage

    Add animated texts, motion graphics and illustrations, and music to spice up the video photo collage.

    Step 6
    Preview and share.

    You can directly download the video to your PC or share it on YouTube, Google Drive or Dropbox, etc.

    Now, It's Your Move

    So, that’s how you can easily remove the background from an image on iPhone. If you find this tutorial helpful, do share it on your Facebook or Twitter and tag us to leave your comments. Cheers!

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