How to Fix Red Eye on iPhone & iPad Photos App

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The red glare in animal or human eyes is an effect that can happen when using flash photography or taking photos in darker settings. The good news is that your iPhone Photos app has a built-in red-eye correction tool. Let's cover how to get rid of red eyes in photos on your iPhone or iPad.

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  • Take all the photos you want at night or in other darker settings, and use the red-eye correction tool to correct glare in eyes. 
  • Remove the red glare in animal or human eyes and restore eye colors back to their true hue.

How to Remove Red Eye on iPhone & iPad Photos App

For more handy image editing tips, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here’s how to fix red eyes in pictures: 

  1. Open the Photos app

    Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap on a photo with red-eye glare to open it. 

    In the Photos app, open a photo with red-eye glare. This is the first step in how to get rid of red eyes in photos.
  3. Tap Edit in the top-right corner.

    Tap Edit to remove the red eye.
  4. Tap the icon that looks like an eye with a slash through it.

    Tap the red eye icon to edit the photo on your iPhone or iPad.
  5. Tap each red eye in the image that you want to fix.

    Tap each red eye in the image where you want to apply red eye correction.
  6. Tap Done to save your changes. 

    Tap Done to save your changes.

Now the red eye effect in your photos should be fixed! The Photos app is chock-full of neat features and editing options. Did you know you can also identify plants with the iPhone Photos app? This is a handy feature to use whether you're hiking and curious about the surrounding flora and fauna or are concerned about the health of an unknown houseplant. If you have iOS 16, you can also apply photo edits and filters across multiple images!

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Devala Rees

Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on