No matter how many photos are on your iPhone, finding the one you want can be a pain. So, how can you find a photo without scrolling through them all and maybe passing it by? Use the “Search” feature in your Photos app.
The Photos app already breaks down your pictures into “Moments,” “Places,” and “Categories,” but you can go a step further and use your own search terms. You can specify a location if you remember where you took the photo. Or just enter the word dog to see all the precious puppy pictures you have taken.
To use the location search feature you will need to have “Location Services” turned on for Photos. Just go to “Settings” and select “Privacy.” From that menu choose “Location Services” and scroll down to the Photos app.
The next menu will let you choose how you want the app to use your location. For Photos, I have mine set to “While Using the App” so all my photos are tagged with the location they were taken at.
Here’s how to find your photos using the “Search” feature.
Step 1. Open your Photos app.
Step 2. Tap the “Search” icon on the bottom right corner.
Step 3. Enter your location in the search bar at the top and your pictures will populate.
Note: You can hit “Search” from the keyboard or just tap the screen to exit the keyboard.
Step 4. Select “See All” to view all the photos found.
This handy feature will help you find those photos from your vacation two years ago or that business trip to New York. You could even use it to place those photos into folders; if you wanted to be that organized.
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Great feather –glad to know it.
Richard F Groth says
This does not seem to work on iPhone 7.
Yeah having the same results.
Sue F says
Thank you so much. I have learned a lot from your posts. Please keep us informed.
LaRue Roberts says
How to transfer these photos to an album. Can you do this on an iPad mini 4?