[Easy] How to Remove Background Using Files App on iPhone or iPad

Background removal is one of the most hyped and celebrated features on popular photo editors; if you are like us you can find a million reasons to make good use of it, too!

Now, with the latest iOS 16 update, iPhone has entered the scene with its own native background remover feature in the Files app and it is ridiculously easy to accomplish from the user-end.

We won’t digress; let’s jump right to the important part.

How to remove background from a photo using the Files app

Note: You need iOS 16 on your iPhone or iPad for this feature. On devices with iOS 15 or older, the Files app doesn’t have this feature.

Open the Files app on your iPhone.

Tap on Browse at the bottom if you are on a different tab.

Go to the location where you have saved the image. For example, if your image is in the Downloads folder, tap Downloads.

Tap on the ellipsis button on the top right corner. 

From the action menu, tap Select.

Tap on any image in the folder to select it. Make sure that the image has a solid subject, object, and background definition for best results.

Now, tap on the ellipsis button at the bottom right corner.

Tap Remove Background on the action menu.

That’s it! You have successfully completed all the steps necessary to remove the background from a selected image.

The result!

The new image with the background removed will appear next to the original image or as the latest image in the folder.

The entire process is completed at a surprisingly fast pace and the result is remarkably good! Even though we chose a fluffy subject to put the feature to test, it passed with flying colors!

Here’s a before image just in case you are curious to see how well the Background Remover feature functions.

As long as the subject has a distinguishably solid color present in the image with minimal stray or obstructing elements like fur, floating hair, or plants, the background remover does a commendably good job in the blink of an eye!

All, that’s all there’s to the background remove a feature on iOS 16!