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How to Fix Photo Cutout iOS 16 Feature Not Working on iPhone



The iOS 16 update has a feature called Photo Cutout that lets you take better photos by adding depth to them. However, some users are facing issues with this feature not working on their iPhone and iPad. 

In this post, we’ll tell you how to fix photo Cutout iOS 16 feature not working on any supported iPhone models so that you can take better pictures using Portrait Mode.

Reinstall the iOS Photos App to Fix the Photo Cutout iPhone Issue

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Uninstall and reinstall the Photos app using the following steps. 

  1. To do this, open Settings and tap General > Storage & iCloud Usage. 
  2. Tap Manage Storage at the top of this list to see how much storage space is available on your iPhone or iPad. Then tap Apple Photos. 
  3. Tap Delete Photos in order to get rid of old photos that may be slowing down your device; 
  4. If there are none, tap Cancel > Delete Albums (if there are any) or Delete (if there aren’t). 
  5. Once finished, close Settings again by tapping Done in the upper-right corner of your display.

Now restart your iPhone or iPad by pressing and holding both sides of Home button until you see Apple logo appear on the screen.

Reposition Photo Cutout

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Another way to fix the photo Cutout not working on your iPhone is to reposition it. To do this, simply move the selection slider over to where you want the photo Cutout placed, then tap Apply. 

This will move your selected area and automatically adjust its depth map for you. However, if you don’t like how it looks or need more fine-tuning options, then go ahead and make edits manually by tapping Edit in the top right corner of your screen (it should say “Tap here” when tapped). 

Then drag an edge of your selection until it’s positioned as desired. You can also move around a photo Cutout by tapping on it while holding down one finger; once tapped with two fingers instead of one while holding down both fingers on a specific point in space (or anywhere else), however long you hold them down (and still touching) they’ll stop moving after a few seconds—this prevents accidental movements when accidentally brushing against something else nearby!

Restart iPhone and iPad

Restart your iPhone and iPad. If you’re experiencing issues with the Photo Cutout iOS 16 feature not working, try restarting your device. To do this, hold down the power button until the device shuts off. After 10 seconds, press and hold down the power button until you see an Apple logo appear on screen.

Note: If you don’t see any progress indicators or a loading bar when trying to use this new feature in Messages, take another look at our article above titled “How to Fix Photo Cutout iOS 16 Feature Not Working on iPhone.”

Move the Selection Slider

It’s not uncommon for the first time you try to use this feature to be frustrated by it. Luckily, Apple has provided a way to fix any issues with this feature.

To move the slider, simply drag it to the left or right. The closer the slider is positioned to its left side, the more blurriness you will see in your photo. The further away from its left end, less blurriness will be present in your image so that objects become clearly defined from one another again

Edit Depth Map

In the Depth Map view, you can edit the depth map by using the editing tools.

  • Drag: Use this tool to drag an object around in your photo.
  • Brush: Use this tool to brush away parts of a depth map.
  • Clone Stamp: The Clone Stamp can be used to copy and paste objects from one part of your photo onto another part of your photo.
  • Eraser: The Eraser tool is located at the top right corner of your screen in the Depth Map view. You can use this tool to delete objects from your image or delete areas that have been painted over with other colors while painting on top of them with any other editing tools listed above (e.g., Brush).

We hope that this article was helpful and you are able to fix your photo Cutout iOS 16 feature not working on your iPhone mobile device. If you have any other suggestions, please let us know in the comment section below!



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