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Your iPhone Can Now Resize Any Images (Without Using a Computer or a Third-Party App)

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Have you ever wished there was an easy way to resize an image on your iPhone?

Well, actually, there is an easy way, provided you know the steps. Otherwise, you’d never know about it because it’s buried under the settings.

We’ll show you how to resize any image on your iPhone without using a computer or downloading a third-party app.

To resize the image, we’ll use the built-in Shortcut app on your iPhone. Not familiar with it? We’ve got a step-by-step guide that can help you create your first shortcut.

Let’s get into it.

How to Resize Photos on iPhone Using the Shortcuts App

The steps below show you how to create a shortcut for resizing photos on your iPhone.

1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone. Tap the plus icon (+) in the top right corner to create a new shortcut.

2. Tap the “Add Action” button.

3. In the search bar at the top, start typing “resize,” then select “Resize Image” from the results.

4. Tap on the “Image” input within the Resize shortcut action.

Image action from the resize image shortcut

5. Select “Shortcut Input” from the dropdown menu.

Resize image shortcut input

6. The shortcut works fine as-is with the default size, but you can choose to be prompted for a size every time you use it.

To do this, tap on the default size, “640,” and select the variable “Ask each time.”

Shortcut variable ask each time

7. Swipe up on the search bar, look for the menu option that says “Save to Photo Album,” and select it.

By default, it will be saved to your “Recents” album. If you want to save it somewhere else, tap “Recents” and choose a different option.

Save to photo album shortcut action

6. Tap the information icon (i) at the bottom of the screen.

Resize image shortcut info option

7. Toggle “Show in Share Sheet” to on, then tap “Done.

Show in share sheet shortcut resize image

Tap “Done” again to save the shortcut.

Now that we have the shortcut up and running let’s try it out by resizing an image.

1. Open the Photos app and find the photo you want to resize. Tap the “Share” icon.

Sharing an image with the Photos app

2. On the share sheet, scroll up and select Resize Image.

Resize image shortcut in share sheet

3. You’re all set up if you already set up the size when you created the shortcut. Otherwise, enter your desired size in the popup box.

Add a custom size to the resize image shortcut

The resized image will be saved in your “Recents” album within the Photos app. You can check the new size by tapping the information icon (i) on the image.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Herby has a healthy obsession with all things technology, especially smartphones. He loves to rip things apart to see how they work. He is responsible for the editorial direction, strategy, and growth of Gotechtor.

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8 thoughts on “Your iPhone Can Now Resize Any Images (Without Using a Computer or a Third-Party App)”

  1. I have followed all your steps and created a shortcut. However the option of resize image after selecting from my photo album is not popping up? Please advise how to resolve this.

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    • Hi Sanjeev, It seems like there might be a small misstep in following the process. Please double-check the steps to ensure everything is selected properly. If you’re still stuck after that, feel free to reply with more details, and I’ll be happy to dig in deeper and help you get this working!

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  2. How do you set it so that it saves a COPY of the resized photo rather than modifying the original?

    Better yet, how can you set it so that the modified (resized) image is shared but not saved?

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    • Hi Jared, great question! When you resize an image using the shortcut, it creates a new copy with the new size. The original, full-size image remains untouched. So, feel free to share the resized version and then simply delete it if you don’t need to keep it.

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