How to Find & View Photo Memories on Your iPhone & iPad

How do I find Memories in my photos? Here's how to find and view Memories, the slideshows that the Photos app curates, names, and sets to a soundtrack.

Apple's Photos app automatically creates Memories, collections of photos and videos that play like a slideshow or movie and are set to music. Let's go over how to find and view Memories in the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad.

Related: How to Make a Slideshow in the iPhone Photos App

How Will Memory Slideshows Help You Get More from the Photos App?

  • Memories slideshows are an easy way to relive fun experiences and see cute, heartwarming photos you may have forgotten about.
  • Once you find your slideshows, you can see more related content and even where each photo was taken.

How to Find & Play Memory Slideshows on Your iPhone & iPad

Apple’s grouping choices for Memories depend on the subject of your photos and can include things like holidays, pets, vacations, pictures of a particular person over time, and more. 

To find and view your Memories in the Photos app:

  1. Open the Photos app and tap For You.

    for you tab photos app
  2. Tap See All next to Memories.

    tap See All in the For You tab
  3. Scroll down the page to see all your Memories.

  4. Tap any Memory to see all the photos and videos in the collection.

  5. Tap the Play icon to watch a Memory Movie.

    tap play to play memory
  6. Tap Show More to see all photos and videos in the memory.

    show more of memory
  7. Tap Summary to return to the condensed version.

    show more of memory
  8. Scroll down to see the People included in the memory, the Places where the photos in the collection were taken, and Related memory albums.

    people, places, related memories
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and 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.