How to find Faces and People in Photos app

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All your images can be collected in automatic albums, even including people that allow you to see your friends and even a selfie.

Apple uses a machine that cannot just recognize people inside your images, but also identify the same person in several photos. Similar to Facebook’s algorithm, although it’s not perfect, it’s easy enough. Here’s how to view faces, put names to them, or remove misidentified faces, and hide faces that you don’t want to see. Let’s see!

Apple can automatically identify people in images and then collect them into the People album. You can make it done locally on your iPhone, and won’t sync with other devices saving for the person’s name.

From here, you can do with that information. You can also ignore the People album if you want. However, if you label names, you can use the smart search bar in Photos.

How to view People and Faces in Photos app

  1. Launch the Photos app on your iOS device
  2. Tap on the Albums
  3. Choose the People
  4. Select a person or face to see their collection.

People collections have a slideshow, photo summary, as well as photo collections. You can also view the video just by tapping on the Play button. From there, you can adjust the length or music, but you have to export the video to Memories if you wish more edits.

How to name or rename People in Photos app

  1. Choose a person or face from the People album.
  2. Tap on the + Add Name option (or the name if the app has already identified them).
  3. Next, type in their name. There will be auto-complete suggestions from your Contacts and they let you choose either from those options, or manually enter a name.
  4. Tap on Done when you complete.

How to remove People or Faces wrongly identified in Photos app

  1. Choose the person or face from the People album.
  2. Tap on the Select button in the left corner.
  3. Tap on Show All if you don’t know which images you wish to correct.
  4. Select Show Faces to zoom in on the person that is identified in photo thumbnails.
  5. Tap on a thumbnail (or multiple thumbnails)to choose them.
  6. Tap on the Share
  7. Choose the Not This Person button in the bottom left corner.


How to add Favorite People or Faces in Photos app

  1. Launch the People album in the Albums
  2. Tap on the heart icon on the person that you want to favorite.
  3. To unfavorite a person, simply follow the same steps above

If you’d like to view your Favorite people or faces, simply tap on the Show Favorites Only under your Favorites thumbnails to hide non-favorite users.

How to merge multiple People and Faces collections into a single person

  1. Launch the People album in the Albums
  2. Tap on Select.
  3. Choose the people or faces collections that you’d like to merge.
  4. Tap on Merge, and then Merge

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