How to Merge Pictures Together on an iPhone

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Do you want to create a stunning photo collage from your photos? Learn how to merge pictures together on an iPhone here.

Smartphone cameras have become incredibly powerful, allowing you to capture high-quality images in almost any situation. When you’ve taken great photos, you want to show them off. Merging photos to make a photo collage is a great way to do so.

If you want to know how to merge pictures together on an iPhone, there are a couple of reasonably simple ways to do so.

How to Create an iPhone Shortcut to Merge Pictures Together

Although the iPhone doesn’t come with any pre-installed functions that allow you to merge pictures together, it has everything you need to create your own using the Shortcuts app.

Create a Shortcut to Merge Photos on Your iPhone

  1. Launch the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
  2. Click on the + (add) symbol in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    new shortcut on iphone
  3. Tap on Shortcut Name.
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  4. Give your shortcut a name you’ll recognize.
    name your shortcut iphone
  5. Tap on the Settings icon.
    shortcuts settings on iphone
  6. Now tap on the toggle to turn on Show in Share Sheet, then tap Done.
    show in share sheet on iphone
  7. Tap in Search For Apps and Actions at the very bottom of the screen.
    search in shortcuts on iphone
  8. Type the word combine and when it appears, tap on Combine Images.
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  9. Tap on Horizontally.
    merge settings on iphone
  10. You can choose for the images to merge horizontally, vertically, or in a grid every time, or choose to Ask Each Time to be asked for your choice each time you use the shortcut.
    merge settings mode on iphone
  11. If you want to add spacing between images, tap on the arrow icon, and enter a Spacing value.
    merge spacing iphone
  12. Once more, tap in Search For Apps and Actions at the very bottom of the screen.
    search in shortcuts on iphone
  13. Type save to and then click on Save to Photo Album.
    save to photo album iphone
  14. Tap on Recents and select a different album if you want to change where your merged images are saved.
    recent photos iphone
  15. Click on the in the top right-hand corner to save and close your shortcut.
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Your shortcut is now created. Now we’ll take a look at how to use it.

How to Use Your Shortcut to Merge Photos on iPhone

Now you’ve created your shortcut, you can use it to merge your iPhone photos together.

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap on Select in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    select photos on iphone
  3. Next, tap on all of the photos that you want to merge, then tap on the Share icon.
    select photos to merge iphone
  4. Scroll down and tap on the name of your shortcut.
    select share sheet option iphone
  5. If you chose Ask Each Time when you created your shortcut, select your option.
    choose mode in shortcut
  6. You’ll see a checkmark once the shortcut has finished running.
    shortcut completed on iphone
  7. Click on the to close the share sheet.
    exit share sheet on iphone
  8. Your merged image will now appear in the folder you selected when creating your shortcut.
    merged photos on iphone

How to Merge Pictures Together on an iPhone Using an App

There are a number of apps that you can use to merge photos on your iPhone, including several free options. In this example, we’ll be using the Pic Stitch app. This app offers in-app purchases, but you can use the basic functions for free.

After a few uses, the app will add a watermark to your images, but you can unlock unlimited usage with an in-app payment.

Use Pic Stitch to Merge Photos on iPhone

  1. Launch the Pic Stitch app.
  2. Tap on the layout that you want to use for your photos.
    select layout pic stitch
  3. Tap on the symbol in one of the frames.
    add images pic stitch
  4. Grant access to your photos and then select the photos you want to appear in the image, then tap on Done.
    select photos in pic stitch
  5. Drag one of the images into the grid, then tap on Done.
    drag photos in pic stitch
  6. Repeat with the other images.
  7. Drag the images to position them within the frames.
  8. When you’re done, tap on Export.
    export image pic stitch
  9. Tap on Save to Photos or choose one of the other sharing options.
    save to photos pic stitch
  10. Your merged image will be saved or shared.
    merged photos on iPhone

Edit Photos Directly On Your iPhone

Knowing how to merge pictures together on an iPhone allows you to create photo montages directly on your phone without the need for using a computer.

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  1. chana k

    November 13, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    CLear, step by step instructions even I can follow.

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