Best Background Eraser Apps

Want to change the background image? But don’t want to spend money on professional software. Well, you are in luck here. Gone are those days when you needed professional photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop for removing background from the photos. Year after year free apps were introduced in Google Play Store and Apple App Store that were capable of erasing background images.

And I tried many apps that were so-called “Best Background Eraser Apps” but half of them were not even working properly. So I created a list of Top 10 Best Background Eraser/Remover Apps for both Android and iPhone devices in 2020.

Note: All the apps are in random order and you are free to choose any app. Also, I will update this list whenever a new app is available that I think would be best for you.

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Top 10 Best Background Eraser Apps (Android/iPhone) 2020

  • Background Eraser
  • Pro KnockOut
  • Slick
  • PhotoLayers
  • Auto Photo Cut Paste
  • Background Eraser – Stickers
  • Background Eraser – BG remover and photo editor
  • Background Eraser
  • Background Eraser: Superimpose
  • Ultimate Background Eraser

1. Background Eraser

Background Eraser - Photo Editor for Android

Background Eraser is one of the best free background remover apps for Android devices. The app is very easy to use and with the help of the Auto Eraser tool, you can easily erase the background.

But 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 in a few cases, you need to manually remove the background images.

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

2. Pro KnockOut

Pro KnockOut for iPhone

This app is available for both Android and iPhone users and comes with many advanced features. The app not only comes with a background eraser feature but also a photo editor.

Let’s start with CutOut. In this app, you get three options to remove background photos:

  1. Manual
  2. Auto
  3. AI

I tried all the three and obviously, the manual method took time so I used the auto method which was almost accurate in detecting the edge and removing the background but still I had to use a manual method to remove some edges.

Later I tried AI cutout, and the result was much better than the Auto method. So if you are going to install this app, I recommend you go with AI cutout first.

As for Photo Editor, it has many features such as changing background, adding gradient effect, drawing, resize the picture, crop, kaleidoscope, mirror and much more. Other than that, you also get tools like filters, effects, enhance, color and lighting features for further enhancing your photos.

Download on iPhone

3. Slick – Auto Background Changer & Eraser

Slick - Auto Background Changer & Eraser for Android

Slick is another best auto background remover app for androids. The app is easy to use and the auto tool works well. Though it is not perfect, in some cases you may need to remove background manually.

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

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4. PhotoLayers

Photo Layers for iPhone

With over 10 million downloads in the Play Store, this app is certainly the most popular background remover app out there having over users rating close to 4.6.

This app is an easy way to create cutout images. Its design looks simple and comes with a couple of editing features.

With just one tap, you can easily create a transparent background image. And out of all apps in this list, Photo Layer’s auto mode was the one that was giving me the best result on both android and iOS devices.

Also, by having features to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and so on is like a cherry on the cake. Overall, the app may look simple but is surely the best auto background eraser app.

Download on iPhone

5. Auto Photo Cut Paste

Auto Photo Cut Paste for Android

You may think you have seen the UI somewhere. Yes, this app looks similar to the Slick app. Its photo editing feature is also the same even though the app developers are different.

So I compared both Slick and Auto Photo Cut Paste app side by side. And guess what when I used the auto-erase mode the results were also similar. The only difference you will see between those two apps is that background wallpapers are different in a photo editor and also Auto Photo Cut Paste has more than 5 million downloads compare to Slick (500K downloads). So it’s up to you which app you want to try.

Auto Photo Cut Paste
Auto Photo Cut Paste

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6. Background Eraser – Stickers

Background Eraser and Stickers for iPhone

What I have noticed by far after using these apps is most of the background eraser apps available for the iPhone are performing much better than the android devices and this app is no exception.

Background Eraser has a basic and easy-to-use design and has the support of a dark theme that gives the app plus point. Removing background photo is also easy, all you need to do is just crop the picture as close to subject and either use manual or auto mode to erase the background and it’s done.

Download on iPhone

7. Background Eraser – BG remover and photo editor

Background Eraser - bg remover and photo editor for Android

This app is another best free background eraser app for android devices. The UI of the app is clean and comes with a 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 cut photos out. You also get the option to save the image either in JPG or PNG format.

8. Background Eraser

Background Eraser for Android

This one is the most popular and best background remover app available in the Play Store, with over 50 million downloads. The app is super light, has no fancy design, and doesn’t have an extra feature like a photo editor.

Besides that, erasing background is super easy, just use the auto eraser tool and boom you just created your first transparent background.

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 phone since the app is just 3.3 MB in size and also gets the job done for me.

Background Eraser
Background Eraser
Developer: handyCloset Inc.
Price: Free

9. Background Eraser: Superimpose

Background Eraser - Superimpose for iPhone

Like most of the iOS apps on this list, this app also has features like one-tap background remover (auto mode) and 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 on iPhone

10. Ultimate Background Eraser

Ultimate Background Eraser for Android

This is the last app on our list, and like most of the android apps, you can also create a transparent background easily with auto mode.

And the app may miss a few edges as you can see in the screenshot. But it’s not that big deal since all I had to do is a zoom in the photo and manually erase the background. Apart from that, you can also save the photo in the JPG or PNG file.

Best Free Online Background Remover

In case you don’t want to install any Android or iOS app then you can visit site. is an amazing web-based online tool that can automatically remove background image in just a few seconds. Also, the tool works excellent and is good at detecting edges. In my opinion, you should give this tool a try. 


So these were the list of 10 Best Background Eraser Apps. And after seeing so many apps you might get confused about which app you should install. So let me make things simple for you.

  • If you want a low size app, then go with the Background Eraser app (8th Position).
  • If you want an app that not only removes photo background but also comes with advanced photo editing tools, then I recommend you install the Pro KnockOut app.

Now let me know in the comment section below which app you will install from this list. Also, If you found this article helpful, share it with your friends and family who might need it.

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