It can be a hassle to scroll through hundreds or even thousands of photos with the hope of locating a single image or a group of related images. The search function is the best way to find the photos you want quickly. Here’s how to best utilize it.
Add details to your photos
Before you can search for a photo, your photos must have some details attached for which you can search. If you know that you’ll want to search for specific photos in the future, it’s best to add details first. These details can include:
- Album name
- Photo descriptions
- Tagging people in photos
- Favorites (for iOS)
The more specific your details are, the easier it will be to instantly find what you’re looking for.
Searching for photos
To find a specific photo or photos, tap the Search magnifying icon at the top of your home screen. Type your search terms into the search bar to see all relevant photos.
You will also see sections of Common people, Common dates, and Common locations below the search bar, where you can find your most tagged within each category.
For more on adding details to photos, head to this page.
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This page was last updated in March 2023