How to Search Your Photos by Location on iPhone

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Apple's Photos app lets you do location-based searches. Now, instead of trying 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 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 begin your search:

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

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

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

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.