How to Find, Share, Favorite & Edit Featured Photos on iPhone (2022 Update)

Apple's Photos app curates selected pictures in a section called Featured Photos. Here's how to share, favorite, and edit Featured Photos. 

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Apple's Photos app automatically organizes your pictures into a collection called Featured Photos. Featured Photos frequently change, so if you see one you love, you'll want to take action, so it's not buried in your Photos Library again. Let's go over how to share, favorite, and edit Featured Photos. 

Related: How to Remove a Photo from the Photos Widget on the iPhone

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Featured Photos are an easy way to find some of your best pictures without hunting through your Photos app Library.
  • You can share Featured Photos with friends and family, and save the best ones as Favorite photos.

How to Find, Share, Favorite & Edit Featured Photos

The Featured section of the Photos app is curated by Apple and shows you some of your best pictures that you may want to share, favorite, or edit. This section is different than Memories, which are a great way to view and enjoy your best photos in slideshow form. For more great Featured Photos tips, check out our free Tip of the Day. To navigate to Featured Photos:

  1. Open the Photos app and tap the For You tab. You'll see Featured Photos under Memories. 

    featured photos in photos app
  2. Swipe to the left to scroll through your Featured Photos and see all the pictures the Photos app has curated for you today.  

    swipe left across featured photos
  3. Tap a photo to open options including Share, Favorite, Edit, and Trash

    share favorite edit or trash photo
  4. If you tap the Share icon, you'll be taken to your sharing options, including AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and social media.

    featured photos share options
  5. Tap the heart icon to Favorite your photo.

    tap heart to favorite photo
  6. Tap Edit to open editing options for your picture.

    tap edit to edit photo
  7. Here you'll see all the editing options for your photo, including filters, cropping, rotating, and more. 

    editing options featured photo
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.