How to Remove Contact Photo on iPhone 15: A Step-by-Step Guide

Removing a contact photo on an iPhone 15 is a breeze! All you need is a few seconds and your phone in hand. Just follow these simple steps to get rid of that outdated or unwanted contact picture.

Step by Step Tutorial to Remove Contact Photo on iPhone 15

Before we dive into the steps, let’s talk about what we’re trying to achieve. Removing a contact photo will restore the default image (which is usually just the contact’s initials on a plain background). It’s a quick way to clean up your contacts list and make it look uniform.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

Open the Contacts app on your iPhone 15.

Once you’ve opened the Contacts app, scroll through your list of contacts and select the one whose photo you want to change.

Step 2: Select the Contact

Tap on the contact whose photo you wish to remove.

After selecting the contact, their details will appear. Here, you’ll be able to edit their information and remove their photo.

Step 3: Tap on Edit

Tap the Edit button in the top right corner of the screen.

Once you’ve tapped edit, you’ll enter the editing mode where you can make changes to the contact’s details, including their photo.

Step 4: Tap on Edit below the Contact Photo

Tap the Edit button below the contact’s photo.

When you tap the ‘Edit’ button below the photo, options for changing or removing the photo will pop up.

Step 5: Select Remove Photo

Choose the ‘Remove Photo’ option.

After choosing to remove the photo, the contact’s image will revert to the default and the outdated or unwanted photo will be gone!

After you complete these steps, the contact photo you removed will no longer appear in your contacts list or when this contact calls you. Instead, you’ll see the default initials of the contact.

Tips for Removing Contact Photo on iPhone 15

  • Make sure your iPhone 15 is running the latest version of iOS for the best experience.
  • If you have multiple contacts with the same name, double-check to ensure you’re editing the correct contact.
  • For a contact with multiple linked profiles (like from Facebook or Google), you might need to remove the photo from the linked account.
  • If you want to replace the photo instead of just removing it, you can select ‘Choose Photo’ instead of ‘Remove Photo’ in Step 5.
  • Remember, removing a contact’s photo is not reversible through the undo option. If you want the picture back, you’ll need to add it again manually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add the photo back after removing it?

Yes, you can add the photo back by editing the contact again and choosing a new photo.

Will removing a contact photo affect the contact’s information?

No, it will only remove the photo. All other contact details will remain unchanged.

What if the ‘Remove Photo’ option is not visible?

Make sure you’re in the editing mode by tapping ‘Edit.’ If you’re still not seeing it, try restarting your iPhone 15.

Can I remove contact photos in bulk?

No, you currently have to remove each photo individually.

Will this process be the same for future iPhone models?

The process may vary slightly with future models or iOS updates, so always check for the latest instructions.


  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Select the contact.
  3. Tap on Edit.
  4. Tap on Edit below the contact photo.
  5. Choose ‘Remove Photo’.


Removing a contact photo on an iPhone 15 is a straightforward task that can be completed in just a few taps. Whether you’re looking to declutter your contacts list or just prefer the minimalist look of the default contact image, the process is the same. It’s important to remember that once a photo is removed, it can’t be undone, but you can always add a new photo if you change your mind. As iPhones continue to evolve, the steps to perform simple tasks like this may change slightly, but for now, this guide has you covered. If you have any further questions about managing contacts or other features on your iPhone 15, don’t hesitate to reach out to Apple support or consult online resources for assistance. Happy contact managing!

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