How to Get the Photos App to Stop Showing You People You Don't Want to See

Keep your Memories and suggestions super relevant by telling your phone who you want to see less of.

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This article will tell you how and why to use Suggest Less in the People album of your Photos app. The People album on your iPhone can be full of all sorts of wonderful suggestions of photos to look at and memories to revisit. But, like anything based on algorithms, it doesn't always hit the mark. It's helpful to tag faces in the People album on your iPhone because you can search and keep track of the people in your photos easily, but just because you tag someone doesn't mean you want their picture popping up in a memory. Memory videos of your family can be wonderful, but you don't need a whole collage of that acquaintance that shows up at all the same events as you. Luckily, you can tell Photos to Suggest Less of any person tagged on your phone, and make sure only your top people are regularly suggested to you. Let's dive in! For more great tips on how to get the most out of your Photos app, check out our Tip of the Day.

Related: New Ways to Use the Photos & Camera Apps in iOS 14: Sort, Caption, Organize & Filter Photos

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How to Suggest Less in Your People Album

  1. Open your Photos app.
  2. Tap Albums.

  3. Scroll down to your People album and tap.
  4. Tap the person you want to see less of.

  5. Tap the ellipses on the top right of the screen.
  6. Tap Suggest [NAME] Less.

Now you will see more of the people you want to and less of the people you don't!

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.