How to Photo Search by Location on Your iPhone

Find the pictures you took on your last vacation or at a special event with this easy Photos search hack.

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Apple's Photos app lets you photo search based on location, as well as with multiple search terms. Now, instead of scrolling through vacation pictures looking for the photos you took in a specific place, you can just search for that area, and all the pictures from that location will pop right up! Let's get started learning how to use this iPhone Photos search feature right now. 

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For this tip to work, you'll need to have turned on Location Services for the Camera and Photos apps.

To Search iPhone Photos by Location:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap the Search icon (magnifying glass) at the bottom of your display to open the Search bar.

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  3. Tap on the Search bar.
  4. Enter the location you'd like to find photos from.

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  5. Tap on See All to see every picture from the location you searched for.

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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.