How Large Can You Print iPhone Photos?

Most people don’t print iPhone photos larger than 30 by 19 inches for a phone with a 12-megapixel camera. If you have the new iPhone 14 with a 48-megapixel camera, you can print larger than that without losing clarity. 

This post will show you how large you can print iPhone photos. I’ll provide you with some general guidelines for how large of pictures you can print depending on your camera quality and give you some other relevant information. 

Let’s dive in. 

Key Takeaways

  • The newer your iPhone, the larger photos you’ll be able to print without sacrificing image quality. The new iPhone 14 has a 48-megapixel camera, which affords larger photos than older models with a 12-MP camera or less. 
  • You can technically print any size of photos that you’d like. But the larger you go, the lower the photo quality will be. 
  • Smaller-sized iPhone photos will have a higher quality than larger ones, and this is based on PPI, or pixels per inch. 

How Large Can you Print iPhone Photos? 

The size of your iPhone photos you can print without losing too much image quality directly depends on which iPhone you have. This is because the amount of megapixels your camera has dictates the resolution of a photo. 

The larger you print your photos, the more spread out the pixels become. If they spread out too far, you’ll start to notice blurriness and other issues with quality. That’s why you can’t print whatever size photo you want without image loss. 

If you have any iPhone made in the last few years, like an iPhone 11, 12, or 13, it has a 12-megapixel camera. The largest you want to go for a printed photo with a camera of this size is about 30 by 19 inches. 

But if you are trying to achieve the best image quality possible, you won’t want to print photos larger than 14 by 10 inches with a 12-megapixel camera. You can print smaller than that and still get professional-looking options. 

If you have the newer iPhone 14, you have a 48-megapixel camera. This allows you to print larger than the 30 by 19 inches I recommended above. With this camera, you can get over 30 by 19 inches without losing much image quality. 

If you have an older iPhone with a smaller megapixel camera, you won’t be able to print larger photos without experiencing a loss of image quality. The exact size you can print depends on the model iPhone you have and what camera it is equipped with. 

iPhone Photo Size Setting

You can make some adjustments in your iPhone to help you get a good image quality based on what size photos you want to print. These adjustments can be made in the Photo app, and it’s really easy to do. 

When the photo app is open, select the picture you want to adjust the size of and then select Edit. From there, use the Crop tool to make any adjustments you want. This will adjust the dimensions of the photo. 

These adjustments may not give you the changes you want, especially if you want to adjust the resolution of a photo. To do that, you’ll need a third-party app that allows for that type of thing. 


Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to how large you can print iPhone photos. 

How large can you print iPhone 11 photos? 

The iPhone 11 has a 12-megapixel camera, allowing you to print photos roughly 30 by 19 inches. Any larger than that, and you’ll start to lose image quality pretty quickly. You’ll also experience higher image quality with smaller photos. 

How large can you print iPhone 12 Pro Max photos? 

If you want a professional-looking photo with an iPhone 12 Pro Max, you should limit the photo size to around 14 by 10 inches. You can technically go as large as 30 by 19 inches, but you’ll notice lower image quality. 

How large can you print iPhone 13 photos? 

The iPhone 13 has a 12-megapixel camera. This will allow you to print photos as large as 30 by 19 inches without experiencing too much photo quality loss. A lower size of about 14 by 10 inches will give you a higher-quality image.

Final Thoughts

If you want to print iPhone photos, it’s good to understand that the size is directly related to the quality of the image. For iPhone 11, 12, and 13 with a 12-megapixel camera, 30 by 19 inches is the largest you’ll want to print. 

The iPhone 14 comes with a 48-megapixel camera, allowing you to print photos that are larger than what previous iPhone models allow. But even with this fantastic camera, you will still experience resolution loss on very large photo sizes. 

Have you ever printed photos from an iPhone? What was the largest size you achieved before experiencing quality loss? Let me know in the comments below. 

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