How to Favorite Your Photos & Easily Find Them on iPhone (2022 Update)

Here's how to add photos to Favorites on your iPhone and iPad, and where to view them, too!

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

Did you know you can Favorite all your best pictures in the Apple Photos app? When you favorite images, they’re automatically saved in the Favorites album. Here’s how to put your best pictures in Favorites and easily access them later on your iPhone or iPad. 

Related: How to Play Slideshows from the Photos App on iPhone

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Learning to put pictures in Favorites will help you view all your best photos in one place. 

  • You'll also learn to find your favorite photos in just a few steps! 

How to Add a Photo to Favorites on iPhone & iPad (& Find it Later)

Here's how to put pictures or videos in your Favorites section. This tip helps me organize photos and keep my best, most nostalgic shots all in one place and easily find the photos later. Here’s how to add a picture to Favorites and find it later. For more great Photos app tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day

  1. Open the Photos app.

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  2. Tap one of your favorite pictures or videos, and tap the heart icon at the bottom of the screen. 

    tap the heart icon
     
  3. The heart icon will turn blue, indicating that your picture has been added to Favorites. 

    put picture in favorites
     
  4. When you want to view your favorites, just tap the Albums tab, then tap Favorites.
    favorites album iphone
     
  5. To remove an image from your Favorites album, tap on a picture in the album to open it.

    tap the favorite image
     
  6. Tap the heart again. When the heart is no longer blue, the picture has been removed from Favorites. 

    how to remove a picture from favorites

Removing a photo from your Favorites album will not remove it All Photos. Don't tap the trash can icon next to the heart icon unless you want to entirely delete a picture from your Photo Library.

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Rheanne Taylor

Rheanne Taylor is the Video Production Manager of iPhone Life. Before discovering her love for video production, Rheanne was the Managing Editor. In her 6+ years at the company, Rheanne has helped produce 19 issues of iPhone Life magazine, edited countless podcasts, and produced over 1,000 educational videos showing people how to get the most out of their Apple devices. She continues to be a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine, using her 10+ years of photography experience to create content primarily covering photography tips and photography gear. Rheanne is a passionate photographer both in and outside of work and loves to remind people that they don't need a fancy camera in order to capture beautiful shots—her most recent photography show featured work mainly shot on an iPhone!

Rheanne holds a bachelor's degree in Literature & Writing from Maharishi International University. When she isn't overseeing video content, she loves drinking tea, holding up traffic by taking entirely too many photos of bugs, and hanging out with her Instagram famous cat Wesley (IG: wesley_the_pirate_cat).