Tips to use People album in Photos app on iPhone like a pro!

The Photos app may group pictures of the same person together after automatically identifying them in your shots. Therefore, you don’t need to separate albums and sort photos. Additionally, you can give each person a name and personalise albums. Quite intriguing, huh? Let’s discover how to master the People album on iPhone Photos!

How does the People album in Photos app work on iPhone

The Photos app now includes cutting-edge facial recognition and machine learning capabilities from Apple. In order to recognise the people, places, and things in your images, it can analyse them. It then produces a profile or People album by sorting and organising the photographs of a specific individual. As a result, each person will have a unique People album.

Additionally, a Memory slideshow of your photos with appropriate soundtracks and themes will be provided. You can also set a thumbnail, add a name, and mark someone as a favourite, among many other options. All of the albums are synced across all of your Apple devices when you enable iCloud Photos.

Now that you know how your iPhone organises its photos, let’s learn how to use the People album in Photos.

How to create a People album on iPhone

Usually, you will find different People albums for all the faces that often show in your gallery. If your iPhone has missed, you may add someone to a Photo album on your iPhone. 

  1. Launch the Photos app and find the person’s photo in your gallery.
  2. Swipe up → tap the person’s face with a question mark.
  3. Choose Tag with Name.
  4. Now enter a name for that person and tap Next.
  5. Confirm by tapping Done.

    Create People album on iPhone

It will automatically create an album and add all the similar images to it.

Add a name to a face 

There may be lots of unnamed albums created in the Photos app. Your iPhone will recommend names for persons from your Contacts. You may also enter a name manually: 

  1. Go to Photos  Albums.
  2. Choose the People album under People & Places.
  3. Tap the thumbnail of a person you wish to name.
  4. Select Add Name.
  5. Type a name or choose one from the suggestion list → tap Next.
  6. Finally, tap Done.

    Add a name to a face in photos on iPhone

You mistakenly spelt the People album’s name incorrectly. You can rename it using the Photos app. Simply tap the album’s name at the top of the People album. Enter the new name now, then select Next, followed by Done.

How to find someone in Photos Album on your iPhone

People album lets you find images of a specific person, so you don’t need to browse your whole gallery tediously. 

  1. Open Photos → tap Album.
  2. Choose People.
  3. Here you will see the thumbnail of the persons. Tap the one you want.

Alternatively, if you have assigned a name to the person previously, do this: 

  1. Go to Photos and tap Search.
  2. Type the person’s name.
  3. Then choose the one from the list shown.

Mark your favorite people

Finding a certain individual will be difficult if your gallery contains many People albums. As a result, you can favourite any album. For easy access, the user’s profile will be pinned to the top.

  1. Go to Photo  Albums   People.
  2. Tap the little heart icon on the thumbnail you want to mark. 

    Mark your favorite people in photos on iPhone
  3. If the profile is unnamed, you will need to give a name now. 

Merge similar faces in one album

Your iPhone may place the same person in many albums due to different viewpoints. Thus, it could lead to confusion. Combine all of the same person’s albums into one album as a result. Additionally, you can combine numerous people to create a family album.

  1. Tap Select in the People album.
  2. Select the persons to merge.
  3. Tap Merge.
  4. Choose Yes on the pop-up.

    Merge similar faces in one album on iPhone 

Confirm uncategorized photos

Due to iPhone Photos’ poor face recognition, you might see fewer photos when you create a People album. So you can check the pictures and make sure it’s the same individual.

  1. Open the People album.
  2. Choose the three-dots icon and tap Confirm Additional Photos.  
  3. All vague photos will pop up and ask Is this [Person’s name]? 
  4. Tap Yes to confirm.
  5. After reviewing all photos, choose Done

Change a thumbnail photo

Whenever your iPhone identifies a face, it takes a random shot as a thumbnail for the People profile. If you don’t like it, you may update it. 

  1. Go through the People album and find a suitable image.
  2. Now tap and hold it.
  3. Tap Make Key Photo from the pop-up.

    Change a thumbnail photo on iPhone 

Remove photos from People Album

If you find Photos app has added a wrong image to a People album, you may easily remove it.

  1. Open the People album.
  2. Tap Select.
  3. Now select the images you want to remove.
  4. Tap the three-dots icon.
  5. Finally, tap These are Not [person’s name].

    Remove photos from People Album on iPhone

Delete a People album

Multiple People albums can make your gallery messy. So, you may declutter it by deleting unnecessary ones. 

  1. Open the People album you want to delete.
  2. Tap the three-dots icon.
  3. Select Remove [person’s name] from People from the list.  

How to use “Feature Less” in the People album on iPhone

You might have noticed that your Photos app displays someone’s photographs all throughout, including in Memories, Featured Photos, and Photo widgets. You may decide to see the person less often if they annoy you.

  1. Go to the People album and tap the three-dots icon.
  2. Select Feature [person’s name] Less.
  3. Choose between Feature This Person Less or Never Feature This Person.
  4. Tap Confirm.

    Use Feature Less on iPhone

You may also revert your changes and allow Photos to highlight the person. 

  1. Choose any photo of that person and swipe up.
  2. Now tap the person’s thumbnail photo
  3. Choose Reset [Name’s] Feature Settings
  4. Again tap it from the pop-up.

    Reset Feature Settings on iPhone

So, that’s all for today, folks!

Your iPhone will recognise and categorise your photos more accurately if you customise the People albums. Beautiful films can be created using Photos’ Memories function. Do you find it useful to use the People album in iPhone Photos? Comment below and let me know.


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