How to batch edit photos on iPhone [iOS 16]

Batch Edit is a new powerful tool in the Photos app on iOS 16. It lets users edit multiple photos at once, here's how.

With iOS 16 Apple brings a whole bunch of useful features and tools to Apple’s Photos app. The Photos app on iPhone receives a new Shared iCloud Photo Library feature, a duplicate photo tool, the option to lock hidden albums, a batch edit photos tool, and more. The ability to edit multiple photos at once is one of the key features of the new Photos app. The new tool lets users easily copy edits from a photo with an option to paste edits on other photos.

The “Batch Edit” tool is most suitable for users who process photos from the same location or scenario or lighting conditions. So, whether you want to edit photos of your recent trip, photoshoot, or anything else, you can take advantage of the new tool on your iPhone running iOS 16.

However, at the time of writing or on iOS 16 beta 8, the editing tool offers adjustments and filters tool only, resizing and markup tools can not be used in batch editing. Chances are that more features will be added in the future. You’ll be glad to know that copy-paste edits can be used on both photos and videos, with an option to revert back changes anytime you want.

The feature gives you an option to edit multiple photos at once, there’s no need to make the same edits over and over again. So, if you have a bunch of photos to edit, then you can use the new tool. In this guide, I have covered everything on how to batch edit photos on iOS 16.

Up until now, there are two ways to edit multiple photos at once, one is with the help of third-party apps (most of them are paid), and the second method is by using the tools available online. Starting iOS 16, you can use the built-in photos application to do the same.

Let’s dive right into the steps.

How to Edit Multiple Photos at once on iOS 16

The new tool is available on iOS 16, so make sure your iPhone runs on iOS 16, you can join the public beta or developer beta program or wait for the next month’s public release. If you are already on the latest version, then you can follow these steps.

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone running on iOS 16.
  2. Pick any photo you want to edit, and tap on the Edit button at the top right corner.
  3. Make your edits in the adjust section or you can directly take advantage of default Filters.
  4. Tap Done at the bottom right corner, once you’re finished editing the photo.
  5. Now tap on the three dots menu icon at the top right corner, then select Copy Edits.
    How to batch edit photos on iOS 16
  6. Go back to the albums by tapping the “<” button at the top left corner, then tap on the Select button and select the images you want to edit.
  7. With images selected, tap the three dots icon at the bottom right corner, then tap the paste edits option.
  8. That’s it.

You’ll see a progress bar at the bottom if you’re editing a bunch of photos at once with a confirmation once all edits are copied successfully, you might not see the progress bar if you’re editing a couple of photos only.

So, this is the easiest way by which you can edit multiple photos at once on your iPhone.

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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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