How to remove unwanted objects from photos on your Galaxy phone

The new Object eraser tool lets you instantly remove objects or even people from your photos. Refer to the guide below to learn how to erase unwanted subjects to create a more satisfying photo. This feature may not be available depending on the service provider or model. 

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

What is the Object eraser?

When taking pictures, sometimes unwanted objects may also be captured in the photo. At that time, using the Object eraser tool, you can easily remove the unwanted people or objects immediately on your Galaxy smartphone. The Object eraser tool can be found in Labs in the photo album. Read on to learn how to use the Object eraser tool.

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How to enable the Object eraser tool

To use the Object eraser, first you need to activate it because the feature is not enabled by default. To enable the Object eraser tool, follow the steps below.

Pencil-shaped edit icon selected. Pencil-shaped edit icon selected.

Step 1. Tap the pencil-shaped Edit icon.

More options icon selected. More options icon selected.

Step 2. Tap the More options icon (three vertical dots) at the top right.

Labs selected. Labs selected.

Step 3. Choose Labs.

Switch next to object eraser selected. Switch next to object eraser selected.

Step 4. Tap the switch next to Object eraser to activate it.

How to use the Object eraser

If you activated the Object eraser tool, you will find an Object eraser icon among the Edit options. Follow the steps below to erase unwanted objects from your photos.

Object eraser icon selected. Object eraser icon selected.

Step 1. Tap the Object eraser icon.

Circle drawn around item to be deleted. Circle drawn around item to be deleted.

Step 2. Tap or draw around anything you want to erase. You can also tap on the part you want to erase from the photo, it will automatically draw a border.

Erase selected. Erase selected.

Step 3. Tap the Erase button.

Save selected. Save selected.

Step 4. Tap the Save button to complete your edits.


  • The Object Eraser tool must be enabled before it will appear in your editing tools.
  • Device screenshots and menu may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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