How to View Photos by Location on a Map with iPhone or iPad

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

A cool feature in the Photos app is the geolocation tool. With it, you can organize your photos by looking at them on a map. Let’s say you took a trip to Mexico. You can look at the map, which will show your photos in all the places you took them. Then you can look at Mexico, tap on your photos, and see all the pictures from your trip. Here’s how to view photos by location on a map with iPhone or iPad.

Related: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac, PC, iCloud, & Airdrop)

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

How to View Photos by Location on a Map with iPhone

First, we have to allow our Camera app to access your location when in use. To do this:

  • Open the Settings app.

  • Privacy.

  • Select Location Services.

  • Toggle Location Services on, if not already on.

  • Next, scroll down and tap Camera.

  • Select While Using the App.

Next, to see where your photos were taken on a map:

  • Open the Photos app.

  • Tap on the Photos tab at the bottom of the screen.

  • From the Collections screen, select a Moment. Then tap on a random photo from the Moment.

  • Swipe up on the photo to see it on the map.

  • Tap on the map.

  • Use both fingers and pinch the screen to zoom out.

  • Then tap Show Nearby Photos.

  • Select any area with photos to see the photos you took at that location.

Top image credit: GongTo / Shutterstock.com
Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.
Abbey Dufoe's picture

Abbey Dufoe is a freelance writer and a web producer at a nonprofit based in Princeton, NJ. She's always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the Apple Watch). She tweets and blogs about the earth and the Internet on Twitter at @abbeydufoe and at abbeydufoe.com.