How to Remove a Filter from a Picture on an iPhone 6

It is a rare occurrence to take a picture that is perfect without any sort of editing, so it is convenient that your iPhone includes some tools that allow you to adjust your images.

One of the tools included in your Photos app is a set of filters that can be applied to the pictures that are in your Camera Roll.

But if you have used a filter on a picture and either find later that you dislike it, or that you simply preferred the original, then you might be looking for a way to remove the filter.

Fortunately, this can be done in a manner similar to that in which the filter was originally applied, so follow our guide below to learn how.

Remove an Applied Filter from a Photo in iOS 9

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. However, you should also be able to follow these steps to remove a filter from a picture on an iPhone that is using iOS 7 or higher.

  1. Open the Photos app.
open the photos app
  1. Browse to the picture to which you have applied a filter, and you wish to remove it.
find the photo with the filter
  1. Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
tap the edit button
  1. Tap the Filter icon (the one with the three circles) at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively you could select the Revert option, although that will remove all of the edits that you have made to a picture, so you may want to avoid taking that action unless the only change you have made is applying the filter.
tap the filters button
  1. Scroll all the way to the left of the list of filters, then select the None option. Tap the Done button at the bottom-right corner of the screen when you are finished.
select the none filter

Now that you know how to remove a filter from a picture on an iPhone 6, you can use this option if you would prefer to see the original image instead.

Do you ever try and discretely take a picture in a quiet location, only to have the shutter sound alert everyone to your actions? It is possible to mute the iPhone 6 camera so that you can take quiet pictures.

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