How to Use Google Magic Eraser on iPhone

Magic Eraser arrives on the iPhone version of Google Photos. Let this guide detail everything you may concern about iPhone photo Magic Eraser features.

Demi by Demi Updated July 20, 2023
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In the world of photo editing, Google's Magic Eraser has garnered significant attention for its powerful and intuitive features. This advanced tool allows users to seamlessly remove unwanted objects, backgrounds, or blemishes from their photos.

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In this article, we will explore the capabilities of the Magic Eraser and provide step-by-step instructions on how to use it on your iPhone.

Part 1. What is Magic Eraser?

The Magic Eraser is a cutting-edge feature developed by Google that harnesses the power of machine learning to intelligently remove unwanted elements from photos. It utilizes advanced algorithms to analyze the image and identify the object to be erased accurately. This sophisticated technology ensures that the edited image retains its natural look without any visible traces of editing. With the Magic Eraser, you can easily remove photobombers, power lines, text, or any other unwanted elements that may detract from the overall composition of your photo.

Then, here comes the question - Can iPhone use Magic Eraser? 
Luckily, the answer to this question is yes. Now, Google has extended its generosity to Google One subscribers on both Android and iOS platforms, allowing a broader user base to enjoy the Magic Eraser feature. As a result, any iPhone user with a Google One subscription gains access to this fantastic tool within the Photos app. The convenience of this integration means that iPhone users can now experience the magic of erasing unwanted elements from their photos seamlessly.

Part 2. How to use Magic Eraser on iPhone

Now, you must be eager to know how to use Magic Eraser on your iPhone. As what we have told, you need to opt for a Google One plan, with prices starting at just $1.99 per month for 100 GB of storage.

Once subscribed, you're one step away from using magic eraser - Upload iPhone photos to Google Photos. Follow the comprehensive steps below to know how to make use of your iPhone photo Magic Eraser.

Step 1. Backup iPhone photos to Google Photos
• Go to your App Store app on iPhone to download and install Google Photos on your iPhone.

• Sign in your previous Google account or create a new one.

• At the top right, tap your Profile picture or Initial > Tap the Google Photos settings icon > Backup > Toggle on Backup.

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To save your Google Photos storage, you can also manually upload photos to Google Photos:

In the Google Photos app > Tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen > Select Upload > Choose the wanted photos from your iPhone > Tap UPLOAD to begin.

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Step 2. How to use Magic Eraser in Google Photos for iPhone
• Select Edit in Google Photos.
In Google Photos, select the photo you wish to edit and tap the Edit button. (It's the icon with three horizontal bars.)

• Select Tools to get to Magic Eraser.
From the Edit submenu, select Tools. Tap on Magic Eraser.

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• Remove items with Magic Eraser
Magic Eraser will scan your photo and make automatic selections of the people and objects you can erase. If you agree with the selections, tap each one or tap Erase All. Magic Erase will remove anything you tap.

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• Make your own selection in Magic Eraser
If there's an object or person that Magic Eraser didn't highlight that you want to remove, just draw a circle with your finger around the targeted object or person. Magic Eraser will automatically remove your selection.

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Tip 1. Auto scan and delete duplicate photos
Since you are editing photos using Magic Eraser and sync them to both Google Photos and iCloud, your iPhone may be full of duplicate photos. How can you delete duplicate photos with no effort?

With the Photo Deduplication function in FoneTool, you can erase duplicate and similar photos on iPhone in a flash.

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Tip 2. Transfer photos among iOS devices and PC
FoneTool supports you to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to computer, and vice versa. You’re free to transfer photos, music, videos, contacts among your iDevices and computer with the two functions: PC to iPhone and iPhone to PC in FoneTool.

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Tip 3. Schedule regular photos backup
Different from Google Photos or iCloud, FoneTool offers you unlimited storage space to backup iPhone to PC fully or selectively.

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With Google's Magic Eraser, iPhone users can now enjoy the power of this intelligent photo editing tool. This feature allows for effortless removal of unwanted elements from photos, making it easier than ever to enhance your images on the go. By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can unleash your creativity and achieve stunning, seamless edits using the Magic Eraser on your iPhone.

Whether you want to remove photobombers, objects, or text, the Magic Eraser provides a user-friendly and efficient solution to elevate the quality of your photographs. So, don't hesitate to explore this powerful feature and take your photo editing skills to new heights.

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