How to Compress Photos on iPhone with High Quality

Sometimes you may find your iPhone is running slow. The reason is that the space of your iPhone is not enough. The large size photos on your iPhone can take lots of space and you might want to compress them. This article will show you how to compress photos on your iPhone without losing quality.

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Part 1. How to Compress Photos and Back-Up on Computer

To compress large-size photos and export them as backup on your computer, you should use professional iPhone cleaning tools. iPhone Cleaner is one of the best choices. It can not only clear unnecessary data on your iPhone but also manage and erase apps and files selectively. Compressing and backing up photos are one of its features.

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  • It can save about 75% space on your iPhone with lossless quality technology after compressing photos.
  • Finishing back up and compress photos just in one click.
  • Choose specific photos you want to compress.
  • Export and clean photos to save more space.
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Step 1.
Download, install and launch iPhone Cleaner. Connect your iPhone with your computer. In the interface of the iPhone Cleaner, click the Clean up Photos button. You can see two buttons in it – the Backup & Compress and the Export & Delete.
Connect iPhone
Step 2.
Click the Backup & Compress button. You can see all the photos on your iPhone. Also, the number of photos and the space they take is showed up on this interface. Select photos you want to compress by click the square on each of them. You can select all of your photos at one time.
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Step 3.
After selecting all the photos you want to compress, you can choose to back up original photos or not at the bottom of the interface. You can see how much space will be freed up after the compressing too. Click the Compress button to start the compression.
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Part 2. How to Compress Photo with iPhone

There are several ways you can learn to compress your photos without any desktop tools. You can finish the compressing directly with your iPhone.

Method 1. Compress Photos on iPhone through Mail

You can compress photos through Mail on your iPhone. When you try to send a photo through Mail, you can choose the size of the photo. There are 4 kinds of the size you can choose - small, medium, large and actual size.

Step 1.
Click the Photos app on your iPhone and choose the photos you want to compress. You can select one photo or multiple photos as much as you like.
Step 2.
Click the Share icon and choose the Mail.
Step 3.
Enter the email address. You can choose your address to receive the compressed photos. Then you can choose the size of the photos. You can see the space they take in each of four sizes.
Step 4.
Click the Send button. You can receive and download the compressed photos from the email address.
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Method 2. Retake and Compress Photos by Screenshots on iPhone

If the number of photos you want to compress is not large, you may use the screenshots function on your iPhone to compress the photos. It's an easy and verified method to realize your demand. It won't lose too much quality of the photos but it can save some storage space of your iPhone.

Step 1.
Open the Photos app and select Photos you want to compress.
Step 2.
If your iPhone is iPhone 6s and earlier type, to take a screenshot you should press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time. If your iPhone generation is iPhone7 and later, you can take a screenshot by pressing the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously.
Step 3.
The screenshot will appear at the bottom of the screen. You can find it in the Photos app. You can delete the original photos to save the space of your iPhone.

Method 3. Compress Photos on iPhone with Adjusting Quality of Photos

To compress photos and adjust them on your iPhone, you need to download a third-party compress app from the App Store. Compress Photos & Pictures is a free and well-designed tool that meets your demand.

Step 1.
Download and launch the app. Permit the app to access your photo. Then select the photos you want to compress.
Step 2.
You can adjust the settings of compression like photo quality and dimension. Click the Preview to see if you are satisfied with the image.
Step 3.
Click the Compress button to start the process. After that, you can choose to save the compressed photo in the photo library.

Part 3. FAQs about Compress Photos on iPhone

How to resize and crop my photos on my iPhone?

You can adjust the settings of your photo in the Photos app with its default features. Select a photo and click the Edit button on the top of the screen. There are several functions including resize, crop, rotate and add filters and texts on your photos.

What is the format of photos on my iPhone?

There are two kinds of formats using on the iPhone – HEIF and JPG. If you have iPhone 7 or later generation with iOS 11 or later version, you can take photos on iPhone with HEIF format. It offers you better compression than a JPG file so you can save space for your iPhone. You can compress JPEG here.

What are the best photo compress tool?

There are a lot of photo compression tools on desktop and mobile devices. They have different features to meet different demands. iPhone Cleaner mentioned above is a versatile tool and you can try it to see if it is helpful.


If you want to know how to compress photos on your iPhone, you can learn how to compress them without losing quality with desktop and mobile devices. You can also use the default functions of the iPhone to realize the compressing. If you want to know anything about compressed photos on iPhone, please leave your comment here.

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