How to Use Apple’s New iOS16 Feature to Create Photo Cutouts on Your iPhone

Tech lovers are sharing an awesome new selfie hack featured on the latest iPhone update.

Apple’s iOS 16 update has been live for just over a week and includes an “awesome” new feature that lets users remove a subject from a photo and paste it into messages or notes simply by tapping on the image.

Those aware of it have been ‘obsessed’ with the feature and many have used it to keep a digital archive of their outfits.

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People on social media have been 'obsessed' with the feature and are using it to keep a digital archive of their outfits

Social media is buzzing as iPhone users discover an ‘awesome’ new feature on Apple’s iOS 16 that lets users remove a subject from a photo’s background and paste it in in posts

How to remove subject from photo in new iPhone update?

1. Go to the photo app, open a photo, then long press the main subject of the photo until it glows

2. Drag it or click “copy” and copy it to your clipboard

3. You can paste it in your notes, on another photo or send it as a sticker in Messages

Fashion blogger McCaulay, from Massachusetts, showed followers in a TikTok video how to use the feature that’s perfect for those who are often stuck for what to wear each morning.

He said iPhone users can hold their finger down on the main subject of a photo and it will automatically create a cutout that can be copied or shared. in notes, messages and other applications.

The trick works for photos and screenshots as well as in Quick Look and Safari.

“Honestly, it’s awesome for me because I take a picture of almost every outfit I wear,” Macaulay said in the TikTok clip that has racked up over a million views.

Fashion blogger McCaulay, from Massachusetts, showed followers in a TikTok video how to use the feature which is perfect for those who are often stuck for what to wear every morning

Fashion blogger McCaulay, from Massachusetts, showed followers in a TikTok video how to use the feature which is perfect for those who are often stuck for what to wear every morning

iPhone users can hold their finger on the main subject of a photo and it will automatically create a cutout that can be copied or shared in notes, messages and other apps

iPhone users can hold their finger on the main subject of a photo and it will automatically create a cutout that can be copied or shared in notes, messages and other apps

“I’m going to start copying and pasting all of my different photos into my notes app to create this little archive so I can easily reference them in the future.”

TikToker styling Natalie, from Los Angeles, was also thrilled with the handy hack calling the cutouts “little Polly Pockets”.

She used the feature to keep track of her outfits and organize them into separate categories, including “keep warm”, “dinner” and “you’ll be comfortable”.

Natalie also showed viewers how to adjust the size of snippets in the Notes app if they want to create their own outfit recording.

“Copy and paste your Polly Pocket into your army of other dolls, hold it down and you’ll see that it will display small or large images,” she explained.

“When you hold down this key, all existing polly pockets change to this size. »

Commenters on both clips were impressed with the tip, with many calling her a “genius” while others compared her to the then-fictional tech lead character Cher had for her wardrobe in the well-known teen movie. -loved 90s Clueless.

‘I’ve been waiting for this moment since Clueless. The future is now,” wrote one viewer.

“That’s all I ever needed,” replied another.

“I’m crying, I’m just doing this for the rest of the day,” said a third.

Another new feature in the iOS 16 update allows users to unsend any message up to two minutes after sending it and edit a message up to 15 minutes after sending it.

A sydney The etiquette expert revealed the possible flaws in editing the posts.

Julie Lamberg-Burnet, founder and CEO of the Sydney School of Protocol, told FEMAIL that all iPhone users should be mindful of text messages sent to avoid confusion that could harm relationships.

Although the ability to edit text messages corrects grammatical errors, it is important to ensure that the message is understood.

“Digital messages can often be misinterpreted and the added edit and delete functionality opens up new opportunities to create mixed perceptions and impact your reputation,” Julie said.

“It’s an interesting point and, in essence, the tools are helpful in being able to edit potentially harmful or embarrassing comments,” Julie continued.

The Apple iPhone iOS 16 update allows users to unsend any message up to two minutes after sending it and edit a message up to 15 minutes after sending it.  Julie Lamberg-Burnet said it could lead to social missteps and miscommunication between relationships (stock image)

The Apple iPhone iOS 16 update allows users to unsend any message up to two minutes after sending it and edit a message up to 15 minutes after sending it. Julie Lamberg-Burnet said it could lead to social missteps and miscommunication between relationships (stock image)

“However, this only serves to remind us all that we need to make sure that we are careful to both engage our thoughts in the posts and, if we do, to spend extra time reviewing and editing what we wrote before hitting send.

“With the tools added to iOS iPhones, we need to be more careful about how we handle messages to avoid confusion, send mixed signals, and potentially impact relationships, both professionally and personally.”

To avoid any potential embarrassment or confusion, Julie recommends keeping messages brief and calling someone if needed instead of texting.

She also pointed out that not everyone has time to scroll through message threads and read if something has been edited or deleted.

“If in doubt about what information you want to send, call on the phone or speak in person,” she said.

“Also avoid transmitting confidential, embarrassing or private information.”

Due to the nature of texting, it is easy for a message to be misinterpreted and can lead to misunderstandings.

Tips for improving your digital messaging:

When you text someone, be sure to:

Be aware that not everyone has time to scroll through messages to check a message thread

Keep messages brief to avoid having to edit or delete media

If in doubt about what information you want to send, call on the phone or speak in person

Avoid transmitting confidential, embarrassing or private information

Promote face-to-face communications in business and social settings