Photos for iOS.
Bringing all your memories into focus.

You’ve never experienced your photos quite like this. With the new Memories feature, Photos helps you rediscover favorite and forgotten moments. And advanced search technology and editing tools let you find, share, and remaster your photos in entirely new ways.

Finding and reliving all your favorite
moments has never been easier.

Introducing Memories — a powerful new feature that searches your photos and videos to find events, trips, people, and more, then presents them in beautiful collections. Rediscover a weekend hike or big events like a first birthday or family vacation. And see related photos by swiping up on any image in the Photos app. The Memories tab shows up to three new Memories every day, so you can relive all of your special moments.

Your most-loved
memories. Now playing.

Memories analyzes your best photos and videos and stitches them together into an amazing Memory Movie — complete with theme music, titles, and cinematic transitions. And you can edit every detail of your Memory Movie to make sure it’s exactly how you want to remember it.

Search photos by people, places, and even things.

Photos makes it easier than ever to find a specific shot. It uses advanced face recognition technology to group photos by person, and lets you pinpoint a photo based on where you took it, thanks to a new Places album. Photos also recognizes scenes or objects in your photos, so you can search for things like dogs, beaches, mountains, or flowers.


Organize your photos by who’s in them. Simply tap a group of photos of someone and add the person’s name. You can also mark people as favorites so they’re easier to find.


The Places album lets you view all your photos, videos, and Live Photos on a beautiful new map layout. Zoom in to reveal more photos at the specific location you took them.


Easily search your images for things like cars or trees or snow. You can even ask Siri to help look for photos, with commands like “Find my pictures with dogs in them.”

Designed to keep your
photos private.

One of the best things about Photos is how it protects your privacy. iOS is designed to take advantage of the powerful processor built into every iPhone and iPad. So when you search your photos, for instance, all the face recognition and scene and object detection are done completely on your device. Which means your photos are yours and yours alone.

Share your photos and videos
in more ways than ever.

Add personality to your photos with stickers and Markup. Use the share sheet to share photos via iCloud Photo Sharing or AirDrop. Or post photos with a tap to your favorite photo sharing sites, like Facebook and Twitter.

Picture all the new possibilities in Messages.

Quickly share a selfie in Messages using the built-in live camera. Or send a photo in invisible ink so its contents are kept secret until the recipient swipes to reveal it. You can even draw on your photos and add stickers.

iCloud Photo Sharing. Your favorite photos, shared only with your favorite people.

Sometimes you only want to share your photos with the people who will truly appreciate them. iCloud Photo Sharing lets you do just that. Create a shared album and you control who sees what. Posting photos and videos is as simple as tapping iCloud Photo Sharing on your share sheet. Just choose the photos you want to share and invite up to 100 of your friends and family to see them. They can comment and even add their own shots.

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Share here, there, and everywhere.

Post your photos and videos with a tap to sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. You can also customize the share sheet and post photos directly to other sites that offer sharing extensions.

Give your photos some airtime.

Want to show off your vacation photos and videos? Gather your friends and family around your HDTV, and with AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream whatever’s on your iOS device to the big screen via Apple TV. Just like that, you have an audience.

Editing your pics
is a snap.

Whatever your skill level, you’ll be able to create photo masterpieces right in the Photos app. You don’t have to wait to get back to your Mac to do it. Photos can make beautiful edits for you. Or you can take control and fine-tune every aspect of a photo yourself.

Edit Live Photos.

Now you can edit Live Photos just like any other photo, using the built-in editing tools. Crop, add filters, adjust light and color, and more. It’s all up to you.

Apply built-in filters.

Beautiful, moody, or fun. Tap to experiment with enhanced photo filters. If you don’t like how it looks, you can always revert to the original.

Use smart adjustments.

Modify the overall light in a photo with a single control. Behind the scenes, Photos intelligently adjusts exposure, brightness, contrast, brilliance, and more — giving everyone, even the complete novice, great results.

Use powerful outside editing tools, right inside Photos.

If you want to take your photo editing further, Photos lets you do that, too. You can use third-party photo editing tools to make sure everything’s picture perfect. And you can do it all without leaving the Photos app.



iCloud Photo Library.
All your photos, on all your devices.

Every photo and video you take now lives in iCloud — giving you the freedom to access your library from any device, anytime you want. So you can view a photo from last week or last year no matter where you are. And iCloud Photo Library keeps every photo and video you take all in one place, and you can access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, on, and even with your PC.

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