Removing background from the images has become a lot easier nowadays thanks to 3rd party apps available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. And the best part is you don’t need to be a professional photo editor to use these apps. With just one tap, you can remove the background of the photo. So here’s the list of the 10 best apps to remove background in 2022 on iPhone and Android.

Note: All the apps are in random order so you can choose any app you find useful.

10 Best Free Background Remover Apps in 2022 (Android/iPhone)

  1. Background Eraser by InShot
  2. PhotoRoom
  3. Remove Background
  4. Background Eraser
  5. Background Eraser
  7. Slick
  8. PhotoLayers
  9. Background Eraser & Cut Out
  10. Superimpose

1. Background Eraser – Change Background

Background Eraser by InShot
Size on Android15 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.8
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

This app is one of the top background eraser apps for Android. It is so easy to use that all you need to do is tap on the AI button and it will automatically remove the background from the picture. No matter how complicated the image background is, it will give you the best result.

And by any chance it misses out some portion of the background or by mistake erases some parts of the subject, then you can use the tools like an eraser, repair, and magic. Personally, I like the magic feature as it automatically detects the edge of the photo and removes only the remaining background which you don’t need.

The app also has a canvas feature through which you can choose the layout of the image before saving it to your phone’s gallery. In addition, you can even change the background of the photo to things like pattern, landscape, magazine, bokeh, nature, and more.

If you want to use this app at its full potential then you can purchase their Pro plan which features:

  • Unlock all eraser styles
  • 200+ HD backgrounds & search online photos
  • Unlock all cutout shapes
  • 100+ fonts & text tools
  • No ads

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2. PhotoRoom

PhotoRoom for iOS & Android
Size on Android14 MB
Size on iPhone92.8 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (US)4.9
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

If you need an app that can cut out the background from even the most complex images, then you should checkout PhotoRoom. It uses artificial intelligence to automatically and accurately remove the background of your photos, whereas most of the free background remover app fails to do so.

Apart from background removal, this app is also bundled with plenty of photo editing features, such as pre-built templates, filters, effects, outline, animation, and many more.

The only downside of this app is you will get a small watermark at the bottom right corner and to remove it you will have to subscribe to their Pro plan, which will also unlock additional features like:

  • HD cutouts & exports
  • Access to 1000+ templates
  • Batch edit multiple images

All in all, PhotoRoom is one of the best background remover apps for iPhone and Android devices and you should definitely give this app a try.

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3. Remove Background: BG Changer

Remove Background for Android
Size on Android41 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.2
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

It is another best app to erase background on Android phones. The app’s UI is clean and simple to use and you won’t have any trouble using it. It can accurately remove background from the image and later you can change the background of the picture or just save it as a transparent image.

The only thing that might annoy you would be ads that occur frequently and to remove them you have to pay the app developer.

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4. Background Eraser

Background Eraser for Android
Size on Android3.3 MB
Size on iPhone14 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (AU)4.6

This one is the most popular and best background eraser app available in the Play Store, with over 100 million downloads. The app is super light, has no fancy design, and doesn’t have an extra feature like a photo editor. What it has is easy-to-use background removing function. Just use the auto eraser tool, and within a second you will get a transparent background. This app is also available for iOS devices.

So if you’re low on storage and the only goal is to cut the background, then this app will not disappoint you. Also, it is the only app on this list that I use on my Android phone since the app is just 3.3 MB in size and also gets the job done for me.

5. Background Eraser

Background Eraser
Size on Android35 MB
Ratings on Play Store3.9
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

This app is very easy to use and with the help of the Auto Eraser tool, you can easily erase the background. However, in my usage, I saw sometimes it was not able to auto-erase background photos due to the different shades of colors in the background. So sometimes, you might need to manually remove the background images.

Other than that, you also get a built-in photo editor that has many cool features like changing background & layouts, adding filters, stickers, and much more.

6. for Android
Size on Android2.8 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.2
OriginAustria is one of the simplest and easiest free background remover apps for Android. All you have to do is upload the image and within 5 seconds you will have a transparent background. Its AI technology easily handles challenging edges like hair, complex background, and other tricky conditions. On top of that, it also has a vast collection of background images that you can use as a new background.

Do note that in the free plan you can save the images in standard quality only and to save images in HD or above quality, you have to either subscribe to their premium plan or buy an image bundle.

7. Slick – Auto Background Changer & Eraser

Slick for Android
Size on Android47 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.4
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

Slick is a decent & free background eraser app for Android. It is simple to use and with the help of the auto background remover tool, you can instantly get a transparent background. Though it is not perfect, in some cases you may need to remove the background manually.

Another cool feature of this app is it comes with a photo editing tool that features background changes, stickers, and text, which might be helpful for most users. You also get the option to save images in either PNG or JPG format.

8. PhotoLayers

Photo Layers for iPhone
Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone14.8 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.4
Ratings on App Store (IN)4.7

With over 10 million downloads in the Play Store, this app is certainly the most popular background remover app out there. Its design looks simple and comes with a couple of editing features, like adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, blur, and so on.

As for background erasing, it is capable of removing the background precisely in most cases. And like many other background eraser apps, here too, you get auto background eraser functionality, which in my case was working perfectly when I used images that had less complex backgrounds.

Overall, the app may look simple but is surely one of the best free background remover app for iPhone and Android.

9. Background Eraser & Cut Out

Background Eraser - bg remover and photo editor for Android
Size on Android23 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.1
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

It is another best app to remove the background on android devices. The UI of the app is clean and comes with dark theme support. The process of erasing background pictures is simple. Just by one tap, you will get a transparent background with the help of auto mode.

If the app fails to erase a few pixels, you can also manually remove the missed edges with the zoom feature. Other than that, you can use the lasso eraser to cut photos in or out. You also get the option to save the image either in JPG or PNG format.

10. Background Eraser: Superimpose

Superimpose for iPhone
Size on Android20 MB
Ratings on App Store (US)4.5
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

Like most of the iOS apps on this list, this app also has features like one-tap background remover (auto mode) and a few photo editing features to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, etc.

But sometimes because of the background colors, the auto mode may miss a few pixels, so you have to use manual mode to ease the remaining pixels. Other than that, the app can also change the background picture.


So these were my list of 10 best background remover apps in 2022 for iOS and Android. Almost all the apps on this list are capable enough to provide you with the best results on erasing the background of the photo. Some apps can work perfectly on simple backgrounds, while others can remove the background from even more complex backgrounds. So it’s totally an individual choice. Whichever app fulfills your requirement, go for it.

Also, let me know in the comment section which app you are going to install from this list. And if you’re aware of any good background remover app, tell us in the comment.


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  2. Really these amazing apps about background remove apps. Your brief description provides us usable knowledge of this app. Thanks for your amazing post.

  3. I think these apps will be very useful for those who do not have a lot of time to remove the background of the photo. Thanks for your informative post.


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