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Your iPhone has a HIDDEN photo menu that unlocks the awesome feature

THERE IS a hidden menu for your iPhone Photos app that you can access in seconds.

A clever gesture quickly unlocks some quick access features for the app.

Use this menu to make the Photos app even more useful

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Use this menu to make the Photos app even more usefulPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

It’s all tied to an Apple feature called Quick Actions and works from the home screen.

Just long press an app icon to unlock a hidden iPhone menu.

It may not work for all apps, but many support this feature.

And that includes Apple’s own Photos app.

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Hold your finger on the Photos icon and a menu will appear.

The top two options are Apple-specific Quick Actions.

One is to simply remove the app from the home screen and another one allows you to move the app.

However, the bottom four options allow you to quickly navigate to specific features in Photos.

First up is search, a really handy feature.

You can search specifically for terms such as “lake”, “dog” or “cheese”.

And just like a search on Google Images, you can find relevant photos in your own scroll.

You can even search for specific events, e.g. B. a concert you went to.

“Photos for iOS can use the time and location of your photos along with online event listings to find matching photos,” Apple explained.

“It is also possible to search for places.

So you can type in a place name like London to track photos of your trip to the British capital.

Second on the list is One Year Ago.

It does what it says on the tin: you can quickly find photos and videos from a year ago.

Third are Favorites, which allow you to navigate to that folder instantly.

If you don’t use Favorites, it’s worth a try.

It’s a great way to save your best shots – just tap the heart at the bottom of a photo to make it a favorite.

Finally, the Recent button takes you to your most recent photo instantly.

It takes a step away from when you would normally first open your Photos app to navigate to the most recent image.

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