How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Previously on iPhone, you had to download third-party editing apps to use them as extensions in the Photos app. iOS 16 introduces improvements to the Photos app, allowing you to make edits without leaving the app. You can even add watermarks to photos. The Photos app lets you copy edits from one photo to another, saving time and taps. Additionally, you can apply edits to a batch of photos simultaneously. Here’s how to copy and paste edits in the Photos app on your iPhone.

Note: We’ve used an iPhone running iOS 16 Public Beta to take screenshots. This feature will be available later this fall for everyone on iPhones running iOS 16 or higher, iPads running iPadOS 16 or higher, and Macs running macOS Ventura and higher.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App

Let’s say you want a specific editing style for some photos you took on your iPhone. After taking photos in poor lighting, you may want to adjust the brightness or contrast. Typically, you would edit each photo individually to achieve the desired look. However, with iOS 16, you can now copy and paste edits from one photo to another.

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To copy and paste edits in the Photos app, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select and open the photo you want to edit.

Step 3: After making edits to a picture, tap the three dots icon in the top-right corner.

Step 4: Select Copy Edits from the options.

Step 5: Open the photo where you want to paste the same edits.

Step 6: Tap the three dots in the top-right corner after opening the new photo.

Step 7: Select Paste Edits from the options.

The Photos app will apply all the copied edits to the new photo.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Copying edits are helpful if your photos have inadequate light or if you want to tweak them.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in a Batch of Photos

Applying edits to each photo can be tedious. Luckily, you can paste those edits to a batch of photos and edit them at once. Here’s how you can copy and paste edits in a batch using the Photos app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Step 2: Tap Select in the top-right corner.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Step 3: Tap and select all the photos you want to paste the same edits.

Step 4: After selecting the photos, tap the three dots at the bottom-right corner.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Step 5: Paste Edits.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

You will notice all the edits pasted in your selected photos. If you select more than 5 photos, you will have to wait a few seconds for the app to apply your edits.

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How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

How to Undo Edits in Photos App

If you want to revert to the picture’s original version, undo your edits in the Photos app with these steps.

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Step 2: Select the edited photo you want to restore to its original look. Step 3: Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Step 4: Revert To Original from the options list.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

The photo has been restored to its original look.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

How to Undo Individual Edits in Photos App

Previously, you had to revert to the original image and start editing the photo again. However, you can now undo individual edits while editing a photo using the Photos app with iOS 16 on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Step 2: Select a photo and start editing it.

Step 3: To undo a single edit, tap the back arrow at the top-left corner.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

A notification will appear for the reverted edit.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

You can tap the forward arrow to redo your edit. The notification will appear on your screen.

How to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhoneHow to Copy and Paste Edits in Photos App on iPhone

Edit and Share Your Moments

Editing your clicks allows you to create a specific aesthetic based on your preferences. You can save time by copying and pasting your edits through the Photos app. However, this may result in numerous duplicate photos on your iPhone. To address this issue, we have compiled a post outlining the most effective methods for removing duplicate photos from your iPhone.

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