My iPhone hack is life changing for EVERYONE with thousands of photos

YOU HAVE probably taken thousands of iPhone snaps over the years, all stored in the built-in Photos app.

And while it’s handy to have all your memories stored in one place, finding a specific image can be a tedious task.

Adding captions to your iPhone photos can make them easier to find later


Adding captions to your iPhone photos can make them easier to find later

Luckily, a TikTok tech guru showed an easy way to organize your photos so they’re easier to find when you need them.

user @iamcypher1 shared the handy hack in a video with their 6,000 followers on Wednesday.

In the clip, the self-proclaimed “tech enthusiast” showed how to add captions in the Photos app.

To add a caption, open your Photos app and tap on the picture you want to add.

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Swipe up to view information such as the time and date the photo was taken, and location. Paste the caption you want into the caption text box.

Adding captions to your photos on iPhone and iPad will help you organize them across all your Apple devices.

They make the search function more useful and allow you to add context to your favorite snaps.

After you’ve added a caption to an image, you can later search for keywords using the search feature in the Photos app.

For example, you could label every photo taken in your house as “home” so you can easily snap snaps from your humble abode.

You can filter further by adding dates, people, and other keywords.

Apple uses artificial intelligence to add information like dates and locations to images.

It’s not always accurate, however, and sticking on your own labels is a more reliable way to organize them.

You can then search for those keywords in the Photos app.

How to find photos on your iPhone

Open the Photos iOS app and tap the big search button in the bottom right corner – the one with the magnifying glass logo.

Then use the search bar at the top to type something you’re looking for.

You can search for an object or scene type, a location or time, or even a person’s name (if assigned in your Photos app).

And don’t panic that Apple is spying on your photos.

All the processing to make this work happens on your iPhone.

Your image data is therefore not sent to Apple’s cloud servers to be analyzed for the search function.

“When you browse your photos, all face recognition, scene and object recognition is done entirely on your device,” Apple said.

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“Apple uses machine learning to improve your experience — and your privacy.

“We used it to enable frame and scene recognition in photos and more, without your data having to leave your device.”

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