How to Find a Picture in the Photos App with Multiple Search Terms

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You can use multiple search terms to find specific pictures in the Photos app. I use this time-saving feature to search for specific pictures from vacations, entering a date and location to see all videos and photos from each trip. Read on to learn how to search photos on your iPhone using multiple keywords.

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How to Find Photos on Your iPhone with Multiple Search Terms

An iPhone photo search term can use one or more of the following categories: date, location, business name, events, people, captions, and type of photo. Here's how to filter pictures on your iPhone using multiple search terms. 

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Tap the Search icon.

  3. Type your search terms into the Search bar at the top of the page.

  4. Mix and match people, places, dates, and more to find the picture you want.

For my Apple Photos search, using two terms narrowed my search down to eight photos; using three terms narrowed it to one. I hope this tip helps you find the photos you need quickly and efficiently!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.