How to Quick Crop a Picture On iPhone

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If you're familiar with the Photos app, you may already know how to crop a photo on your iPhone. While you can still crop photos the traditional way, did you know that you can now access a shortcut to the crop feature? This simple hidden trick makes cropping photos so convenient and easy. Here's how to do it!

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Quick crop a photo in the Photos app.
  • Avoid tapping the edit button just to crop a photo.
  • Select specific aspect ratios for your crop.

Quick Crop Pics on iPhone

System Requirements

This tip works on any iPhone or iPad running iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 or later.

The quick crop feature can be accessed directly from the picture in the Photos app you want to crop. If you like learning hidden tips and tricks about your iPhone, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. Open the Photos app.

    how can i crop a photo on my iphone
  2. Select the picture you want to crop.

    how can i crop photos on my iphone
  3. Zoom in on the image.

    how to crop a picture iphone
  4. Tap Crop in the top right corner.

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  5. Long-press the Crop button to access preset crop ratios.

    Quickly crop a photo in the photos app
  6. The image will suggest a crop based on how much you zoomed in on the image. Adjust the image size as normal, and then tap Done when you're finished!

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And that's how to use the hidden quick crop feature in the Photos app on iPhone! Happy cropping!

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.