How to Cover Faces in Photos with Emoji on iPhone

Photo of a child face covered with emoji
Image used for demonstration by Ben White on Unsplash

The internet is not a good place for children. While we love to share photos of our children with the world, it is a good practice to obscure their faces before sharing. A popular method to hide faces in photos is by adding emojis to photos. In this guide, we will show you how to cover faces in photos with emojis on iPhone.

Add emojis to photos on iPhone to cover faces

To add emojis to iPhone photos to cover faces you do not require any third-party app. You can do it inside the native Photos app on your iPhone. The Photos app has many editing features, including the ability to remove unwanted objects from images, draw on photos, and more. To add emojis to our photos on iPhone, we will use the Markup tool, which is the same tool we use to draw on images and sign PDF documents on iPhone.

1. Launch the Photos app on your iPhone and open the photo you want to edit.

opening the photo to edit

2. Tap the Edit button in the top-right corner to go into editing mode. Now tap on the Markup button.

Editing the photo

3. Tap the plus (+) button in the bottom-right corner and choose the Text option.

Choosing the text tool in markup

4. Double-tap the text box to select the text inside and bring up the keyboard.

double-tap the text box

5. Tap the emoji icon to bring up the emoji picker, and choose the emoji you want to add to the photo.

Choosing the emoji

6. Tap and drag the emoji to align with the face you want. Now, tap the AA button to change the size of the emoji.

placing the emoji on face

7. Use the slider to adjust the emoji size to cover the entire face. Tap the Done button to save changes.

Resizing the emoji

Remove emoji from photos on iPhone

If you didn’t duplicate the photo before adding the emoji, you might want to remove the emoji after you have shared the image. Here is how you can delete the emoji from photos.

1. Tap the Edit button in the top-right corner.

Edit button in photos app

2. Tap the Revert button in the bottom-right corner and choose the Revert to Original option.

Using the revert button to revert changes

Cover face in photos with emoji on iPhone

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