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Adding People To The “People“ Album Manually In iOS Photos App

The iOS Photos app is now working with a face recognition function since iOS 10. It analyses faces and sorts or groups them into individual “People” folders. It can sometimes happen that the Photos app does not recognize a certain person, so that it does not create a new folder in the “People” album. In this case you have the option to add this person manually. In this article we are going to show you how to do it.

Do you miss a certain person in the “People“ album, even if you have taken or saved pictures of this person? You can add him or her easily with a few clicks.

If you do not yet know about this new album, you could check out other articles – here and here.

  • Open the iOS Photos app and go to the “People” album. You can find the tab at the right bottom corner. Then tab the “Add People” button at the bottom right in the “People” album.

  • You will now see a summary of photo details showing the faces of people you have not added yet. The face recognition works so amazingly, that it even shows faces of posters in the background. You can select one entry/folder, or multiple folders of this person, because you can merge them with one click. This way it appears in one folder in the “People” album.

The last option has the benefit that you can merge more than one photo of a person, so that you do not have to do it step by step. In the end you can add a name to the added folder as usual.

Are you unable to keep track of all the people in your “People“ album? Then look up this little guide to add favorites.

Do you have more than one folder for one person? In another article we show you how to merge to folders.

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