How To Add Date/Time Stamps to Photos on the iPhone

Posted by Arch on March 1, 2019

Do you like to see date and time stamps on photos taken on your iPhone? It may be convenient to see data stamped directly on the photo, but the iPhone doesn’t have these capabilities on their native app.

That’s not the end of the story, though. You can add date and time stamps easily by using third-party apps such as the ones listed below.

Date/Time Stamp Apps

If you prefer to see your information stamped directly on your photos, here are a few apps you can try. Personalization options may vary between developers, but they all have photo stamp capabilities.

1. PhotoMarks

Although this app is not free, it is very highly rated on the App Store and has a vibrant and user-friendly interface. In addition, this app also allows you to post directly to your favorite social network platforms. PhotoMarks is only available on devices that have iOS 9.0 or later.

Step 1 – Pay and Download

First, pay and download PhotoMarks from the App Store.

Step 2 – Add a Stamp

Next, load an image from your phone and tap on the Text icon. Additionally, you can also take a new photo and tap on Text from the preview.

Tapping on the Text icon allows you to add the time/date stamp, as well as customize the stamp. Customization options may include:

  • Position
  • Rotation
  • Scale
  • Font
  • Colors
  • Transparency
  • Special Effects

2. DateStamper

If you prefer to try a free app, you may want to check out DateStamper. Available for iOS 10.0 and later, it allows stamping in bulk. It also uses non-destructive editing, which means it doesn’t destroy your original photo.

Step 1 – Download App

First, go to the App Store and download DateStamper. Install it on your iPhone and give all the necessary permissions.

Step 2 – Stamp Photos

Now it’s time to stamp your photos with a time and date. Choose a single photo or an entire album to apply the stamp to. You may also want to use the app plug-in which allows you to apply the stamp directly from your camera app.

You can personalize the stamps with color, font, size, and position options. Furthermore, you can also edit time/date stamps that were already applied to photos.

3. Timestamp

If you would like access to a wide array of personalization options, you can get it with the Timestamp app. It’s free to download but may require in-app purchases to access some features. If you have iOS 8.0 or later, you may want to give this stylish app a try.

Step 1 – Download App

First, search and download Timestamp from the App Store. Install the app as directed and allow permissions for this app to access your device.

Step 2 – Personalize and Apply Stamps

Now that you have the app, it’s time to stamp your photos. There is a large variety of stamp designs to choose from. You may want to personalize your stamps in accordance with the activities shown in the photos like food, working out, or taking notes.

Additionally, this app allows you to modify the time manually instead of simply reading metadata from the photo. You can also apply the date stamp to multiple photos using this app.

4. Auto Stamper

Would you like the option to stamp your photos with more than just time and/or date? This app lets you do just that, but it’s not free. Still, if you have iOS 8.0 or later and want to give it a try, check out the steps below.

Step 1 – Download App

First, head to the App Store and download Auto Stamper. As mentioned before, you will have to pay a small fee to use this app.

Follow the installation instructions to get started and give the necessary permissions for the app to access your iPhone’s files.

Step 2 – Set Your Stamp Parameters

Next, set up your photo stamp. It automatically inserts the current date and time as reflected on your phone, but you can also add additional stamps into the same photo. You can add three other watermark types: GPS location, signature text, and logo.

Furthermore, you can also customize your stamp(s) by choosing the position, size, font, color, and opacity for each stamp. When you’re done, the Live feature will give you a preview of the photo with your customized stamps.

Final Thought

Stamp apps vary so much that you may have to try a few first. Hopefully, the apps listed in this article will help you find the right one and decide which features are really important to you.

One thought on “How To Add Date/Time Stamps to Photos on the iPhone”

jimjmoses says:
I’m a very naive (old) user. All I want is a date/time stamp on my photos, automatically. I have a iphone SE, iOS 12.3.1. Can you make a recommendation for an easy-to-install, no bells and whistles, APP that will be on unless I turn it off?
Many thanks

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