Editing photos and videos on iPhone is powerful with the built-in tools in the Photos app, but it’s time-consuming and tedious. It’s also something you don’t have to do manually after you find a look you like. The Photos app can copy the list of edits you’ve made to any photo or video and copy them to make the same edits on any other file. This simple tip can save you hours of frustration. It was added in the iOS 16 update, so you’ll want to update your iPhone before continuing if you’re on an older version.
Open the Photos app and find any photo or video you want to edit, or an already edited one. Tap the Edit button at the top right and adjust the multiple adjustment layers to your liking. You can change auto, exposure, gloss, highlights, shadows, contrast, brightness, black point, saturation, vibrance, warmth, hue, sharpness, definition, noise reduction and vignette. When you’re done, tap the three horizontal dots on the top right. Tap Copy Edits in the pop-up menu, then tap Done. Search for the image you want to edit in the same way and open it. Tap the three-dot menu again, then tap Paste Edits. Stay on that image until the status bar disappears and it will be edited exactly as the first image was.