How to Fix Red Eye From a Photo on iPhone

To fix red-eye from a photo, you can use the red-eye remover tool in the Photos app on your iPhone. Alternatively, you can use iOS apps like Adobe Photoshop Express and Red Eye Corrector.

Hi, I’m Devansh. Sometimes when I take photos of myself and my friends in a low-light environment using flash, I often see the red-eye effect in the photos. Since red-eye can diminish the overall quality of the photos, I’ve learned ways to remove it.

In this article, I’ll walk you through removing red-eye from photos on your iPhone. I’ll also introduce some iOS apps for this purpose and answer common questions.

If you want to fix red-eye from photos on your iPhone and make them look more natural, keep reading!

Quick Steps to Fix Red Eye on iPhone

Before we get into the steps to remove red-eye from a photo on your iPhone, let’s take a minute to understand why it occurs. In dark environments, a person’s pupils dilate to let in more light.

When you use a flash to take a photo suddenly, the pupils don’t contract quickly enough, and the flash creates a reflection on both the retinas. This causes the red-eye effect!

Like most modern cameras, the iPhone has a feature to avoid red-eye. If you’ve enabled the flash on your iPhone, it fires twice when taking a photo. Nevertheless, if you’re still seeing the red-eye effect on pictures on your iPhone, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone and open the photo you want to fix. Let’s use this photo as an example.

Step 2: Tap on Edit in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Activate the red-eye correction tool.

Step 4: Carefully tap on the red points in the pupils. If you get a message saying, ‘Did not find a red-eye to correct,’ keep trying until you get the result you’re looking for.

Step 5: You can also make other edits to the photo in the Photos app, like adjusting exposure, adding filters, and cropping. Once you’re happy with the final result, tap on Done!

The red-eye removal tool might not work on a picture of a cat or a dog that shows a different color, like green. Fortunately, Adobe Photoshop Express can remove pet eyes if that’s what you’re looking for. You can also check out Pixl and Red Eye Corrector for more features.


Here are three questions about fixing red-eye on iPhone and Mac.

How to Fix Red Eye From a Photo on Mac?

The process is just as simple on a Mac! Open the Photos app, open the photo you want to fix, then click Edit on the top-right corner of the window. Under Adjust, click on Red-Eye.

Activate the brush icon and click on each red-eye to correct it. If it isn’t able to detect the red-eye, adjust the slider accordingly and retry.

How to Avoid Red-Eye in Photos?

You can turn off the flash on your iPhone and brighten the environment if possible. Check out this article if the flash on your iPhone isn’t working properly.

Can You Remove Red-Eye From a Video?

No, the red-eye removal tool is only limited to photos currently. Instead, check out tips to edit and enhance a video on iPhone and Mac.


The simplest way to fix red-eye from a photo on your iPhone is to use the red-eye removal tool in the Photos app. If you need more features, apps like Adobe Photoshop Express, Pixl, and Red Eye Corrector are worth checking out.

Did you fix red-eye from a photo on your iPhone using the above tips? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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