How to use Apple’s new iOS16 feature to create cropped photos on your iPhone

Tech enthusiasts are sharing an impressive new selfie hack that appeared in the latest iPhone update.

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

Those who realize it have been “obsessed” with the feature and many have used it to keep a digital archive of their clothes.

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Social media is such a buzz as iPhone users discover a ‘genius’ new feature in Apple’s iOS 16 that allows users to upload a subject from an image background and paste it into messages

How do you get a subject out of a photo in the new iPhone update?

1. Go to the Photos app, open a photo, and then press and hold the main theme of the photo until it glows

2. Drag it out 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 Macaulay, of Massachusetts, showed his followers in a video on TikTok how to use the perfect feature for those often stuck in what to wear every morning.

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

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

“Honestly, that’s great for me because I take a picture of almost every outfit I wear,” Macaulay said in the TikTok clip, which has garnered more than a million views.

Fashion blogger Macaulay, of Massachusetts, showed his followers in a video on TikTok how to use the perfect feature for those often stuck in what to wear every morning.

Fashion blogger Macaulay, of Massachusetts, showed his followers in a video on TikTok how to use the perfect feature for those often stuck in what to wear every morning.

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

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

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

Style TikToker Natalie, of Los Angeles, was also interested in a hands-on hack she called “little poly pockets” cutouts.

She used this feature to keep track of her clothes and organize them into separate categories including “Being Hot”, “Dinner” and “She’ll Be Comfortable”.

Natalie also showed viewers how to adjust the snippet size in the Notes app if they want to create their own clothing history.

She explained, “Copy and paste the Polly Pocket into your army of other dolls, grab it and you’ll see that it will show small or large pictures.”

“When you press on that, it will turn all the polycarbonate pockets around that size.”

Commentators on both clips admired the party with many calling it a “genius” while others likened it to the then-fantasy tech main character Cher had in her wardrobe in the lovable ’90s teen movie Clueless.

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

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

A third said, “I’m crying, I’m doing nothing but this for the rest of the day.”

Another new feature in the iOS 16 update allows users to unsend any message for up to two minutes after it has been sent and edit the message up to 15 minutes after it has been sent.

A Sydney etiquette expert has revealed potential flaws in editing messages.

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

While being able to edit text messages will fix grammatical errors, it’s important to make sure the message is understood.

“Digital messages are often misinterpreted, and the edit and remove add-on opens up more opportunities to create mixed perceptions and impact your reputation,” Jolie said.

“This is an interesting point and in essence the tools are useful to be able to change comments that are potentially harmful or embarrassing,” Julie continued.

The Apple iPhone iOS 16 update allows users to unsend a message for up to two minutes after it has been sent and to edit the message for up to 15 minutes after it has been sent.  Julie Lamberg-Burnett said this could lead to social error and misunderstanding between relationships (stored image)

The Apple iPhone iOS 16 update allows users to unsend a message for up to two minutes after it has been sent and to edit the message for up to 15 minutes after it has been sent. Julie Lamberg-Burnett said this could lead to social error and misunderstanding between relationships (stored image)

However, this only serves to remind us all that we must make sure that we are careful to stick to our thoughts on the messages and if we do take extra time to review and edit what we have written before hitting send.

“With tools added on iOS iPhones, we need to be more aware of how we manage messages to avoid confusion, send mixed signals, and potentially affect relationships, both business and personal.”

To avoid any potential embarrassment or confusion, Julie recommends keeping messages short and calling someone if necessary rather than texting.

It also highlighted the fact that not everyone has time to scroll through threads and read if anything has been modified or removed.

“If you are in doubt about the information you wish to transmit, call on the phone or speak in person,” she said.

“Also avoid messages whether they are confidential, embarrassing, or private information.”

Due to the nature of text messages, it is easy to misinterpret the message and can lead to misunderstanding.

Tips for improving your digital messages:

When texting someone, make sure to:

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

Keep messages short to eliminate the need to edit or remove media

If you are in doubt about what information you want to text or speak in person

Avoid messages whether they are confidential, embarrassing or private information

Enhance face-to-face communication in business and social environments