How to View Photos by Location on iPhone/iPad

How to View Photos by Location on iPhone/iPad

It could be a tedious task to browse through hundreds of photos stored on your iPhone/iPad for that one particular photo of you and your boyfriend in Paris. Luckily, the Photos app actually lets you search your image based on data or location. It is a nice way to travel back to the different places you went to. In this post, we’ll show you how to view photos by location directly from the Photos app.

  • In order to view photos by location on iPhone, make sure locations services are enable for your camera. Here is how to do it:

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Service and toggle Location Service on. Next, scroll down to the list below, tap Camera and select the option to allow location access while using the Camera app.


How to View Photos by Location on iPhone/iPad

Step 1: Launch the Photos app, and view images in your Camera Roll.

Step 2: Whether you are in the Moments, Collection or Year view, you will see your photos stored by time period and locations. Tap on the Location name.


Step 3: Now you’ll see the Apple Maps pops up, with stacks of photos placed on the various location where they were taken. You can tap on each stack to see those photos.


If you’ve taken photos in multiple places over the year, you may just see a general region listed, such as the United States. You need to tap on the Year and get into Collection or Moments to view your photos and location details during that year.

Except for viewing photos by location, you can also search photos via the Search bar on upper right corner of the photo screen by date or place. It keeps all your recent searches records and offers you a list of suggested searches.

Another way to search photos on iPhone is via Siri. You can ask Siri to show you the photos wanted by saying things like “Show me photos from July”, “Show me photos of California”, “Show me Live Photos from my Vacation album”.

  • Note: The new feature of iOS 9 allows you to browse through your photos and video quickly. Select one photo as you like, and then you will see the thumbnails listed on the bottom of the screen. Swipe the thumbnails to browse through the photos. This trick also helps you find out the photo you want in a speedy way.

With the tips above, I’m sure you’ll get all wanted photos easily and quickly. Do remember to enable your location service for camera so that you can view normal photos or Live Photos by location. Once you found the photos you want, you can share them to your friends or anyone immediately. Try them out yourself now!


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