Did you know that iOS makes it very, very easy to instantly remove the background from any image? This feature was first introduced in iOS 16 last year and I consider it one of the best and most useful features. Here's how it works.
How to remove the background of a photo on iOS
One of the best aspects of iOS's background removal feature is how deeply and easily it is integrated into the operating system. You can access this feature in the Photos, Screenshot, Quick View, Safari, Files app, etc.
For example, in the Photos app, you can simply you need to have an image with sufficient clarity. item. Then tap and hold that object and it will instantly disappear from the background. Likewise, this feature works with screenshots, Quick View, Safari, and files.
In fact, the background remover tool works almost anywhere there is an image in iOS. If someone sends you an image in Messages, you can long-press on the item and instantly remove it from the background. The same goes for the Mail app. As usual, Apple has done well in integrating this feature across all iOS.
Here it is in action:
In fact, this feature even works directly through Google Images results in Safari . This allows you to search for something, then seamlessly remove the item from the image and use it elsewhere (with proper attribution, of course).
The next obvious question is: what do you do with the subject of the image after you separate it from the background? You can drag it anywhere on iOS just like any other image. This involves dragging it into iMessage, where it appears as an iMessage sticker. You can even copy it into apps like iMovie to set it to a new background.
You can also save an image to your library by tapping and holding an item, then tapping the item once, and then tapping Copy or Share.
Overall, the implementation of this new background removal feature in iOS is incredibly impressive. The results for removing an object from the background are impressive, and iOS seems to do a good job of recognizing the object.
There's still room for improvement, including an easier way to save a new image to Photos and Files.
What do you think about this feature? Do you have any use cases? Let us know in the comments!