How to Make a Picture Black and White on an iPhone 6

Social media apps like Instagram offer their users assorted filters that can add some character or style to normal pictures that you take with your iPhone’s camera. But the ability to use these filters is not limited to those apps, and your iPhone is capable of applying filters directly to your pictures using only the default apps that are installed on your device.

Our tutorial below will show you how you can edit your pictures in this manner by applying a Mono filter to your pictures so that they appear to have been taken in black and white. You can also take a look at the other filters offered via the Edit menu in your Photos app.


Apply a Filter to a Picture on Your iPhone 6 to make it Black and White

Device used: iPhone 6 Plus

Software version: iOS 9.0.2

The steps below will show you how to apply a filter to a picture in your Camera Roll so that it is black and white. You can also apply this filter through your Camera while you are taking the picture, but note that this filter will remain applied until you go back and turn it off. If you would prefer to apply the filter through the Camera instead of through the Photos app, then simply open the Camera, tap the Filter icon, then select the Mono option.

adding a camera filter


The steps below will apply a filter to a picture in your Camera Roll.


  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. open the photos app



  3. Select Albums at the bottom of the screen.
  4. select albums



  5. Select the Camera Roll.


  7. Select the picture to edit, then tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
  8. tap the edit button



  9. Tap the Filter icon at the bottom of the screen.
  10. tap the filters icon



  11. Select the Mono filter, then tap the Done button.

select the mono filter



Would you like your iPhone screen to be black and white all the time? You can achieve this result by turning on the grayscale setting.