Removing the background from a photo has become a lot easier nowadays, thanks to many free apps and online tools. These apps are so good that all you need to do is select the picture and it will automatically remove the background for you. And since there are so many options out there, I’ve rounded up some of the best free background remover apps for Android & iOS.

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The Best Background Remover Apps for iPhone & Android (2023)

  1. Background Eraser by InShot
  2. PhotoRoom
  3. PhotoRoom (Web)
  4. Pixlr
  5. Remove.bg
  6. Remove.bg (Web)
  7. Background Eraser by HandyCloset
  8. Adobe Express
  9. Background Eraser
  10. Erase Bg
  11. Slick
  12. PhotoLayers
  13. Background Eraser & Cut Out
  14. Superimpose

1. Background Eraser by InShot

Background Eraser by InShot
Size (Android)15 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.7
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
Origin

This app is one of the best free background remover 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.

If 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, 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

Download from the Play Store

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2. PhotoRoom

PhotoRoom for iOS & Android
Size (Android)25 MB
Size (iPhone)104.2 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.3
Ratings (App Store – US)4.8
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
OriginFrance

If you need an app that can cut out the background from even the most complex images, then you should check out PhotoRoom. It uses artificial intelligence to automatically and accurately remove the background from your photo.

Apart from background removal, this app is also bundled with plenty of photo editing features, such as pre-built templates, filters, effects, outlines, 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 eraser apps for iPhone and Android devices and you should definitely give this app a try.

Download from the Play Store

Download from the App Store

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3. PhotoRoom (Web)

PhotoRoom Web

If you don’t like the idea of having a watermark on your image, then why not try the web version of PhotoRoom? All you need to do is upload the picture and within a few seconds, it will remove the background from your picture.

It also gives you the option to choose the background color of your photo before saving it on your phone or computer.

Visit PhotoRoom

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4. Pixlr

Pixlr Remove Background

Pixlr is already a well-known photo editor among tech enthusiasts and recently I came to know that they have a dedicated free online background remover tool in their arsenal.

In my initial testing, it performed far better than I had expected. Its AI tool detected the edges very accurately and removed the background in the blink of an eye. Also, you can download the image in its original resolution. No watermark, no low-resolution quality, and no other BS.

Visit Pixlr

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5. Remove.bg

Remove.bg for Android
Size (Android)2.3 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.3
PriceFree
OriginAustria

The next best background remover app on this list is Remove.bg. This app is so easy to use that you just have to 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.

Download from the Play Store

6. Remove.bg (Web)

Remove.bg

If you want to use Remove.bg on your computer, just visit their website. It works just like its app version. Upload the photo and its AI will automatically erase the background for you.

Visit Remove.bg

7. Background Eraser by HandyCloset

Background Eraser for Android
Size (Android)5.4 MB
Size (iPhone)39.3 MB
Downloads100M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.3
Ratings (App Store – AU)4.6
PriceFree
Origin

This one is the most popular free background remover app 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 an 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.

Download from the Play Store

Download from the App Store

8. Adobe Express

Adobe Express

Adobe Express is among the best online background remover tools on the internet. It can accurately remove the background, even if the image has lots of background colors and noises.

The best part is there is no restriction on choosing the image quality. You can download the image in its original resolution. I highly recommend that you try this online background remover once.

Visit Adobe Express

9. Background Eraser

Background Eraser
Size (Android)33 MB
Downloads5M+
Ratings (Play Store)3.8
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
OriginVietnam

This app is very easy to use and with the help of the Auto Eraser tool, you can automatically remove the background from images. However, in my usage, I saw sometimes it could not auto-erase background photos because of 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 backgrounds & layouts, adding filters, stickers, and much more.

Download from the Play Store

10. Erase Bg

Erase Bg

Erase Bg is another best background remover website on the internet. The process of removing the background of the photo is straightforward. Just upload the image and your background will be instantly removed.

This tool also lets you edit the image before saving it in your gallery. For instance, you can change the background image or use your own picture to set it as the background.

Visit Erase Bg

11. Slick – Auto Background Changer & Eraser

Slick for Android
Size (Android)29 MB
Downloads1M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.4
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
OriginUS

Slick is another best app to remove the background of an image. It is easy 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 delete 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.

Download from the Play Store

12. PhotoLayers

Photo Layers for iPhone
Size (Android)5.9 MB
Size (iPhone)40.2 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.4
Ratings (App Store – IN)4.7
PriceFree
Origin

With over 10 million downloads in the Play Store, this app is certainly the most popular free background eraser 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 free background remover apps, here too, you get automatic 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 it is surely one of the best apps for removing background from photos.

Download from the Play Store

Download from the App Store

13. Background Eraser & Cut Out

Background Eraser - bg remover and photo editor for Android
Size (Android)16 MB
Downloads1M+
Ratings (Play Store)4.1
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
OriginBangladesh

This app features a clean UI and comes with dark theme support. The process of cutting background from photos is simple. Just one tap and 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.

Download from the Play Store

14. Background Eraser: Superimpose

Superimpose for iPhone
Size (Android)20.1 MB
Ratings (App Store – US)4.5
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
Origin

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.

Download from the App Store