How to Revert an Edited Photo Back to the Original

How to Revert an Edited Photo Back to the Original

If you find you've accidentally overedited an otherwise great image in the Photos app and then saved it, or cropped it down only to regret your decision later—no worries! This tip will allow you go back in time and revert those changes like they never even happened. Here’s how to revert images back to their original form.

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How to Restore an Original Photo on iPhone

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Locate the photo you want to return to its original state.

  3. Tap Edit at the top right corner of the image you want to revert.
  4. Assuming you've edited the image in some way already, the Revert option should appear at the bottom, right corner of the picture. Tap Revert.

  5. It will ask you to confirm reverting the image, warning that the changes cannot be undone. (You can re-edit the photo though.)
  6. Tap Revert to Original and your image will go back to the original.

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Rheanne Taylor

Rheanne Taylor is the Senior Video Producer of iPhone Life. Before discovering her love for video production, Rheanne was the Managing Editor. In her 6+ years at the company, Rheanne has helped produce 19 issues of iPhone Life magazine, edited countless podcasts, and produced over 1,000 educational videos showing people how to get the most out of their Apple devices. She continues to be a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine, using her 10+ years of photography experience to create content primarily covering photography tips and photography gear. Rheanne is a passionate photographer both in and outside of work and loves to remind people that they don't need a fancy camera in order to capture beautiful shots—her most recent photography show featured work mainly shot on an iPhone!

Rheanne holds a bachelor's degree in Literature & Writing from Maharishi International University. When she isn't overseeing video content, she loves drinking tea, holding up traffic by taking entirely too many photos of bugs, and hanging out with her Instagram famous cat Wesley (IG: wesley_the_pirate_cat).