How to Search Photos on iPhone with Photo Captions

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iPhone photographers can add a caption to a photo right in the Photos app. If iCloud Photos is enabled, these captions will sync and be visible on all Apple devices signed in with the same Apple ID. This means that you can search a photo by caption. Let's go over how to do a photo search on your iPhone using captions.

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How to Find Photos on iPhone with Photo Captions

We've written a lot of iPhone photography tips, as well as tutorials on how to store, share, and organize photos on your iPhone. For more lessons about how to use your iPhone camera and the Photos app, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's cover how to search for photos using captions as your iPhone photo search terms. 

  1. Open the Photos app.

    iphone photos app
  2. Tap Search.

    tap the search icon
  3. Tap the Search field and enter the photo caption you're looking for.

    enter the photo caption in the search field
  4. You can enter the whole photo caption, or tap on the suggested caption beneath the search field if it's the caption you're searching for.

    tap the photo caption
  5. Tap the photo to open it, so that you can edit or share your photo.

    tap the photo to open

That's all there is to it! Now you can add captions and easily find any photo.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.