I agree that Messages app has been the biggest star in iOS 10. However, Photos app has got some interesting features like Memories and People album that have added a new dimension into it.

Being really fond of capturing amazing photos and cool selfies, I make the most of the stunning camera of iPhone. Whether I’m out on a long drive, a great picnic or a fabulous party, I love to snap a lot of shots. As a result, the Photos app on my smartphone is filled with a wonderful collection of images.

How to Use People Album in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPadWhat I have liked in Photos app in the latest iOS ecosystem is that it groups your pics and turns them into a nice video slideshow. With the machine learning technology, it recognizes people in the images and is even able to identify the same person in several photos.

Looking to use the all new People album perfectly on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10? Let’s dive ahead!

How to Use People Album in iOS 10 Photos App on iPhone/iPad

How to View People and Faces in Photos App on iOS 10

Very much like Memories, individual people collection is presented through a video slideshow. It displays all the pics of that person.

Step #1. Launch Photos app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next, tap on the Album tab at the bottom.

Tap on Albums in iOS 10 Photos App on iDevice

Step #3. Now, you have to tap on People album.

Tap on People Album in iOS 10

Step #4. Tap on a person or face in order to view the collection.

Tap on Face in iOS 10 People Album

Step #5. To view the video, you need to tap on the play button.

Tap on Play Button in People Album in iOS 10

Besides, you have the option to change the theme of the slideshow. To do so, just swipe left or right on the menu bar to choose the desired theme.

In order to carry out more editing, you will have to export the video to Memories. To do so, first pause the video, tap on the edit button at the bottom right corner and then tap on OK in the popup to confirm.

Add People Album to Memories in iOS 10

How to Name or Rename People in iOS 10 Photos App on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People album.

Step #2. Now, you have to select person/face.

Tap on Face in iOS 10 People Album

Step #3. Tap on the + Add Name at the top center to name the person. If the person has already been identified, tap on the Name at the top center to rename him/her → Enter the name of the person.

Add Name to People Album in iOS 10 Photos App

When you begin to type the name, auto complete suggestions will appear on the screen. Either select the suggested options or type in the name manually.

Step #4. Tap on Done at the bottom right corner.

How to Add Favorite People or Faces in the Photos App

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People album → Person.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Favorite This Person.

Mark Favorite Person in People Album in iOS 10 Photos App

Note: Alternately, you can tap on Select at the top right corner and then tap on Favorite at the bottom center. There is another way you can favorite any person. Just touch and hold on the pic of any person and then drag it at the top half of the screen.

Later, if you change your mind, you can follow these same steps and Unfavorite this person.

There is an option to view only favorite people. To do so, simply tap on Show Favorites Only.

How to Remove People or Faces in Photos app on iPhone/iPad

You can remove people or faces that have been wrongly identified.

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People album.

Step #2. Next, you have to select the person/face.

Step #3. Tap on the Select button at the upper left the corner.

Tap on Select in People Album in iOS 10 Photos App

Note: You can tap on Show All to check out all the images easily. Then tap on Summary to return to the normal view.

Step #4. Tap on Show Faces in order to zoom in on the person that has been identified in the photo thumbnails.

Tap on Show Faces in iOS 10 People Album

Step #5. Now, tap on any face or multiple faces to select them.

Select Faces in iOS 10 People Album

Step #6. Tap on the share button at the bottom left the corner.

Tap on Share Sheet in iOS 10 People Album

Step #7. Tap on Not This Person button at the bottom left the corner.

Remove Person from People Album in iOS 10

If you have iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, simply peek on any photo and then slide up to reveal the Not This Person option.

Remove Person from People Album using 3D Touch

How to Merge Multiple People and Faces Collections into a Single Person in the Photos App on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People.

Step #2. Tap on Select at the top. Now, you have to choose the people collections you want to merge. (Make sure to select two or more.) → Tap on Merge at the bottom right corner.

Merge People Face in iOS 10 People Album

Step #3. Tap on Merge again in the popup to confirm.

Tap on Merge to Confirm

How to Add New People or Faces to the Photos App

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Add People button.

Tap on Add People in Album in iOS 10

Step #3. Select A person or several people you want to add. Then tap on Add at the bottom right corner.

Add New People or Faces to the Photos App

(Besides, you can select several photos of the same person, tap on Merge. Then tap on Merge & Add in the popup to make the task of identifying that person a bit easy.)

How to Hide People or Faces in Photos app on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People.

Step #2. Tap on Select at the top right corner.

Select Photos you Want to Hide in iOS 10 People Album

Step #3. Now, select the persons you want to hide → Tap on Hide at the bottom left the corner.

Hide Photos in iOS 10 People Album

How to See Hidden People or Faces in Photos app on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People.

Step #2. Tap on Show Hidden People.

Show Hidden People in iOS 10

Tap on Show Less in order to hide those faces from the main screen.

Tap on Show Less in iOS 10 People Album

How to Unhide People or Faces in Photos app on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People.

Step #2. Tap on Select at the top right corner. The hidden persons will appear at the bottom section. Tap on the faces you want to unhide. Then tap on Unhide at the bottom left corner.

Unhide People in iOS 10 People Album

How to Add People or Faces to Memories in Photos App

Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums → People → Person.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Add to Memories.

Add People Albums to Memories in iOS 10

That’s it!

Now, it’s time to make the most of these tips to get the best out of People album.

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