If you’re like me, you’re now using your iPhone as your primary camera… and you quickly created hundreds – if not thousands – of photos in your library.
This is good because it gives you a chance to save any memories you want in stunning detail, but it can also quickly become difficult to find those cherished photos you’re looking for at a moment’s notice.
Luckily, Apple has added a new feature in the iOS 14 operating system that lets you add captions to photos whenever you want.
Once you add captions, it will be indexed by the “Photos” app and you’ll be able to search for specific photos using keywords.
Plus… You’ll be documenting for future generations… So your grandkid’s grandkids will know who Aunt Joan was.
Here’s how you can add photo captions on your iPhone to make organizing your images easier than ever…
1. Open the “Photos” app on your iPhone.
2. Select the photo you want to add a caption to.
3. Swipe up at the bottom of the screen to reveal a menu of additional options.
4. Tap inside the box labeled “Add a Caption.” Use the virtual keyboard to add whatever caption you’d like.
5. When you’re finished, tap “Done” in the upper right corner.
That’s it! The caption will now be saved and you’ll be able to find that photo instantly using the terms you’ve selected.
Note that you can repeat this process for all of the other photos and videos on your phone. You should get in the habit of doing so as soon as you take them so that you don’t have to spend time adding bulk captions later on.
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Jim Conkle says
I find more uses for my iPhone and iPad from your feed than even Apple shares with me.
Yes … thank you iPad Pete … you are awesome!
Great idea , but doesn’t show when printed…what if u want the caption on the photo
Didn’t know this. I love your tips.
Select your picture, then EDIT, then the three DOTS at top right, then MARKUP, then the + sign at lower left, then TEXT. YOU CAN ADD YOUR TRXT AND MOVE IT TO WHEREVER YOU WANT
Oh thank you, Richard. Can’t wait to try it.
Kathie Hagwell says
Use Markup in the edit menu. The 3 dot icon displays it.
Alfonso Diaz says
That is great thank YOU.
Birdie in FL says
This is great. I would love to find a way to make an album for specific things like: Home, Kayaking, trip to MI, trip to GA, NM in 2019. The system does some but not what I want. But I love this as it will help.
You do have that option for making albums. I have more than 50 albums that o can locate at any given moment. I always label the item with the year first and then the activity, such as: 2019 Big Island; 2020 Boson June! Hope that helps you! Don’t know what I would do without specific albums! Have over 42,000 photos on my iPhone and iPad! Happy shooting!!
I think you can create your own album. Go to my albums in the photos app. Click Edit in the upper right, and then the the plus sign “+” in the upper left. Name your new album, for example Kayaking. Hit done in the upper right . Then you can assign photos to your new album., by navigating to the photo, hitting the send to icon, and instead of selecting email or message, select add to album on the bottom row of options. There you have it. I created an album of selfies, after getting a really good haircut so I could show to the stylist, for my next haircut. 🙂
Wow! I was wondering if there was a way to do this for the longest time! Thank you Pete!
Thank you so much. I love learning all these functions. I love Apple products. Thank you again very much.
Keith Fulton says
Hi, thank you for all the terrific tips. On my iPhone X, I must swipe up from the bottom of the picture, not the screen. Thank you.
Awesome! Same for my I-11. Swipe up just closed the photo. Thank you.
Thank you Keith. That is what I was missing
After you name the photo, how do I go back and find the photo?
I tried one…. named it “Christmas photo 2020”
How do I find it?
Thanks….. Enjoy your emails
Learning so much about my iphone from reading your emails. Thanks!
I couldn’t get to the screen where it says, “Caption.” When I selected a photo and swiped up from the bottom, it closed the pictures view. What am I doing wrong?
Cool , thank you so much
your tips are SO helpful . I’ve learned how to do alot more things on my phone now . 🙂
So helpful, thank you! I’ve often wanted a short way of doing this.
Got your instructions as soon as I swiped UP. I was swiping across and it was driving me mad.