How to Copy & Paste Photo Edits on iPhone (iOS 16)

Save time by copying & pasting your photo edits (such as brightness adjustments) from one image to another.

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Do you love taking photos? Whether you're a casual photography fan or a professional content creator, you likely want consistency in your photo editing. Before the iOS 16 update, you had to resort to making the same changes to each of your images. Now you can make the changes to one image, then copy those edits to another image. Let's cover how to copy your image edits in the iPhone Photos app. 

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Save time by automatically copying and pasting your photo edits from one image to another. 
  • Easily recreate the same effects and lighting across multiple photos.

How to Copy & Paste Photo Edits on iPhone

For more nifty photo editing and camera tips, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. When you make edits to a photo, you can copy any edits made in the Adjust and Filter settings. In other words, Auto, Exposure, Brilliance, and other filters you see listed in these areas. However, you cannot copy markups or angle adjustments made to a photo. Unfortunately, that means you can't rotate a batch of photos all at once with this feature.

Before you try this tip, make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 16. Now, here's how to copy photo edits in the Photos app on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Photos app and select the photo you want to edit.

  2. Tap Edit.

  3. Apply your edits, then tap the more icon in the top-right corner.

  4. Tap Copy Edits.

  5. Tap Done to save your edits in the current photo. 

  6. Open another photo to which you want to apply the edits. Tap Edit

  7. Tap the more icon in the top right corner.

  8. Tap Paste Edits.

  9. Tap Done to save your changes.

How to Copy & Paste Edits to Multiple Photos

If you want to paste the same edits to a batch of photos, here's how:

  1. Complete steps 1-5 above.
  2. In your Photo Library, tap Select.

  3. Tap to select at least one photo to which you'd like to apply the same edits. (Selected photos will display a checkmark in the lower left corner.)

  4. Tap the more icon in the bottom-right corner.

  5. Tap Paste Edits.

If you don't like the edits made, you can select the same photos again, tap the more icon, and select Revert to Originals.

Editing photos is easier than ever with this new Photos app function. Have a seamless editing process with the new iOS 16 update! If you need to back up your photos, you can also learn how to transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer

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Belinda Sanmiguel

Belinda is a passionate digital marketer and content writer who loves creating unforgettable experiences for audiences with compelling copywriting and other forms of media. She used to live in England, has traveled to over 15 countries, and loves swimming in the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys planning women's events and trying new restaurants in Chicago.