How do I remove metadata from iPhone photos?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

To remove metadata from iPhone photos, you can use the Exif Metadata app. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Install the Exif Metadata app on your iPhone from the App Store. This app allows you to view and edit the metadata of your photos.

2. Open the Exif Metadata app and tap on the plus icon (+) to import the photo you want to remove the metadata from. You can choose to import from your camera roll, iCloud, or other sources.

3. Once you’ve selected the photo, it will open in the app with all its metadata displayed.

4. Scroll down to the very bottom of the metadata display, and you’ll find an option called “Remove All Metadata.” Tap on it to remove all the metadata from the photo.

5. The app will prompt you to confirm the removal of metadata. Tap on “Remove” to proceed.

6. The app will start processing the photo and remove all the metadata associated with it. This might take a few seconds depending on the size of the photo.

7. Once the process is complete, you’ll see a message indicating that the metadata has been removed successfully.

8. You can now save the metadata-free photo back to your camera roll or share it via other apps.

It’s important to note that removing metadata from a photo is irreversible. Once you remove the metadata, it cannot be recovered. Therefore, it’s recommended to make a backup of your original photo before removing the metadata, in case you want to retain any of the metadata in the future.

Furthermore, keep in mind that removing metadata will remove all the information embedded in the photo, including but not limited to location, camera settings, date, and time. This can be useful for privacy reasons or when sharing photos online where you don’t want the metadata to be accessible.

Using the Exif Metadata app on your iPhone provides a simple and efficient way to remove all metadata from your photos. Just follow the steps outlined above, and you’ll be able to delete the metadata and maintain your privacy when sharing your images.