How to Find Someone in the People Album on iPhone & iPad (2022 Update)

Here are two quick ways to find photos of a specific person in the Photos app on iPhone and iPad.

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Want to save time when searching for pictures of a specific person? Here are two of the best ways to find photos of a person in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad in just a few easy steps. 

Related: How to Find a Specific Picture in the Photos App with Multiple Search Terms

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Easily find pictures with a specific person featured in them. 
  • Find all your photos of one person so you can choose the best one for the project at hand.

How to Find Pictures of a Specific Person in the Photos App on iPhone & iPad

There are two ways to find pictures of a specific person in the Photos app. You can also search for objects in the Photos app, and do a photo search with multiple search terms. For more great photo search tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.

    iphone photos app
  2. Tap the Albums tab, then tap People under People & Places. 

    photos app people album
  3. Tap a person to see all photos they’re in. 

    tap person in people album
  4. You can also tap the Search tab, then enter the person’s name.

    enter person's name in search field
  5. Tap See All to view all photos of the person you searched for. 

    tap see all
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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.