How to Add Friends to the People Album in the Photos App

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Apple's Photos app includes a People album that makes it easy to find every picture of the same person, organized into separate sub-albums. Here's how to add a friend or family member to the People album if the Photos app hasn't included them.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Keep photos of friends and family properly organized in your iPhone's People album.
  • Make sure you can find all the pictures of each friend and family member in one convenient location.

Related: How to Merge Duplicates in the People Album on iPhone

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How to Add a Person to the People Album on iPhone & iPad

If there’s someone you’re not seeing in the People album who you’d like to add, it’s quick and easy. To get even more organized, you can add someone to Favorites in the People album. For more great ways to organize photos, check out our free Tip of the Day

  1. Open the Photos app.

    apple photos app
  2. Tap the Library tab at the bottom of your screen, then tap a photo of a person you'd like to include in your People album.

    tap the library tab then tap the photo of the person you want to add to the people album
  3. Swipe up on the photo.

    swipe up on the photo
  4. Tap the question-mark icon that appears at the lower-left of the photo. 

    tap the small icon
  5. Tap Tag with Name.

    tap tag with name
  6. Type the person's name and tap Next.

    tap the name and tap next
  7. Now tap the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and open your People album. You'll see the person you just added included there!

    iphone people album

If you know you have more photos of the person you just added that aren’t showing up, we have a tip on how to add photos to the People album. You can also find out how to turn off location on iPhone Photos.

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