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How to Use Extensions in the Photos App on iPhone

When it comes to editing photos and videos, it’s hard to find a mobile app with every feature you need. As a result, you might constantly switch between various third-party photo editing apps to access some of your favorite features or filters. Apple’s Photos app on the iPhone gives you access to the editing features of your favorite apps with a few useful extensions.

Photo extensions eliminate the need to open the same photo or video in multiple third-party apps. If you’re interested to learn more, this guide will walk you through the steps involved in adding, using, and managing extensions in the Photos app for iPhone. So, wasting any more time, let’s get right into it.

How to Add Extensions in the Photos App

To use extensions, first, you’ll need to download photo editing apps that can work as extensions in the Photos app. It’s important to know that not all image-editing apps support photo extensions, but you can find plenty of apps on the App Store. To know whether or not your favorite app supports the extension feature, you can check its app descriptions on the App Store.

Once you download the apps supporting the extension feature, they will appear in the Photos app.

How to Edit Photos and Videos Using Extensions in the Photos App

After downloading relevant apps from Apple App Store, they’re ready for use from the Photos app. Here’s how you can use extensions in the Photos app to edit your photos and videos.

Step 1: Launch the Photos app on your iPhone. Open a photo or video you wish to edit.

Step 2: Tap on the Edit option in the top-right corner. This will open the photo or video in editing mode.

Step 3: Tap on the ellipsis icon (a circle with three dots) in the top-right corner to view all apps that support the photo extensions. Tap the extensions you’ve downloaded and you wish to use.

Step 4: Use the editing features of the selected app to edit your photo or video. After you’re done editing, tap on the Done option in the top-right corner to save changes.

Step 5: Next, you can tap on the three-dot menu icon at the top again and choose another extension to edit your photo or video. After editing it, tap on Done in the top-right corner.

Similarly, you can use multiple extensions to edit your photo or video.

Step 6: After editing your photo or video, tap on Done in the bottom-right corner to save changes and exit the edit mode.

Photos app will save all edited photos and videos as new files. So, the original versions won’t be affected.

How to Manage Extensions in the Photos App

Several apps work as extensions in the Photos app. So, things can easily get overwhelming if you rely on multiple apps for your editing needs. Thankfully, you can also reorder extensions in the Photos app so that your favorite ones always appear first.

Read on to learn how to manage extensions in the Photos app.

Step 1: Launch the Photos app on your iPhone. Open up any photo or video.

Step 2: Tap on the Edit option in the top right corner.

Step 3: Next, tap on the ellipsis icon in the top right corner. Then in the Options panel, tap on More.

Step 4: This will bring up a list of apps that are available as extensions. Tap on Edit to make changes to the list.

Step 5: Tap on the green plus icon on the left of the app to add the extension to Favorites. Repeat this to add more extensions under Favorites. Likewise, you can remove an extension by tapping the red minus sign.

Step 6: Once added, tap and hold the three horizontal lines next to the app and drag it upwards or downwards to change the order of the extensions. Finally, tap on Done to save changes.

The next time you open photo extensions, your favorite ones will always appear first.

Editing Made Easy

Editing photos and videos without switching between various apps can be comforting, making the process a lot faster and smoother. There are many apps that you can find that work as extensions in the Photos app. Plus, using and managing those photos extensions is also easy enough.


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