How to Search for Objects in the Photos App

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Not only can you search for people in the Photos app, with iOS 10 you can also search for objects. Want to see all the cute pictures you have of dogs? You can search dogs and find them. Perhaps you’re looking for that picture of your Christmas tree from last year—search trees. The Photos app on iPhone is getting better and better at being able to recognize what’s in a photo, making it much easier for you to find it. Here’s how to search for objects in the Photos app with iOS 10.

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How to Search for Objects in the Photos App

  • In the Photos app, navigate to any of the main pages: Photos, Memories, Shared, or Albums.

  • Tap the Search icon at the top right.

  • Some suggestions will pop up, such as One Year Ago, Favorites, etc. In the search bar, type the name of the object you’re looking for.

  • For example, I typed "tree." Four different possible categories appeared. I was looking for trees in general, so I tapped the first option to see all the images I have with trees in them.

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