How to Edit a Photo's Geotag on an iPhone (iOS 15 Update)

Here’s how to edit or delete the location tag on an iPhone so your photos appear where they ought to.

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Sometimes Photos app geotags are incorrect, leaving you wondering, “How do I change the geotag on a photo?” Here’s how to edit or delete photo locations on an iPhone, so your photos appear where they ought to. 

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

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Fix photo locations that your iPhone got wrong.
  • Delete photo geotags altogether for privacy.

How to Edit & Delete a Photo's Geotag on an iPhone 

It can be handy and fun to see your photos laid out on a map, but sometimes they can be tagged in strange locations. This can happen because your iPhone uses three different systems to detect where it is: GPS Satellites, cell towers, and Wi-Fi. It tries to juggle these three systems for whichever is most accurate, but sometimes the results are unexpected or just plain wrong. The good news is you can fix an incorrect tag after the fact! You can edit or delete a photo's geotags on an iPhone, or iPad. For more great photo-editing tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

Apple added the ability to change a photo's geotag on iPhone with iOS 15. Here's how:

  1. Open the Photos app.

    apple photos app
     
  2. Open the photo you want to edit, then tap the info icon.

    tap the info icon
     
  3. Tap Adjust under the map.

    tap adjust
     
  4. Enter the correct address in the search field, tap an option from Map Locations to select, or tap No Location to delete the geotag.

    tap the correct location
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Cullen Thomas is a Writer and Producer at iPhone Life, creating tips and guides to help users unlock the full potential of their iOS and iPhone. In addition to writing countless tip-of-the-day articles and many detailed guides, Cullen has spent nine years as an instructor in media and communications at Maharishi University, lecturing on technical and artistic subjects ranging from camera and audio hardware to story-plotting to how to manage a film crew. Cullen answers questions daily about iPhones and iOS as part of the Ask an Editor insider service, and designs curriculum for iPhone Life’s online classes. As a frequent contributor to iPhone Life magazine and occasional guest on the iPhone Life podcast, Cullen likes to talk about security and privacy news, tech, gadgets, and apps, even if nobody asked.

Cullen holds a master’s degree in Cinematic Arts from the David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts. Cullen also holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Maharishi University, one in literature with an emphasis in writing and the other in Communications and Media. Cullen’s short fiction has been featured in anthologies from Amphibian Press and TANSTAAFL, and Cullen co-owns a game design company, Thoughtspike games, which builds thought-provoking puzzle games. Cullen is a sci-fi author, a coffee connoisseur, and an iPhone expert.