Want to see specific photos? Siri can help you.

If you take a lot of photos on your iPhone or iPad, you may find yourself spending time searching through all your photos just trying to find a few select ones. Luckily for you, Siri can help you locate photos quickly and we’re here to show you how.

How to find photos with Siri based on time

Any photo you take on your iPhone or iPad is automatically timestamped with the date. So if you know when you took the photos you are looking for, Siri should be able to help you find them.

  1. Press and hold the Home button to launch Siri, or say “Hey, Siri” if you have it available (iPhone 6s and newer, iPhone SE, and iPad Pro 9.7-inch).
  2. Say something like “Show me photos from September.”

When using the time to find photos with Siri, you can even be more specific by saying a precise date, like “Show me pictures from September 17th,” or even less so by just saying a year.

How to find photos with Siri based on location

Unless you’ve turned off your location services, every photo taken on your iPhone or iPad is automatically be stamped by location, meaning that if you know where the photos were taken, Siri can find them for you.

  1. Press and hold the Home button to launch Siri, or say “Hey, Siri” if you have it available.
  2. Say something like “Show me photos from Cupertino.”

Once again, you can be as precise or as broad as you want.

You can do both!

It’s worth mentioning that you can combine these methods to get better search results from Siri. If you went to Rome twice but are trying to show your friends pictures from the most recent trip, you can simple say something like “Show me photos from Rome in May.” You can also use Siri to search for photos in folders — asking for “Show me my selfies from November” will search the Selfies folder where your selfies are automatically filed.

Did we miss anything?

Any other tricks you have for using Siri with Photos? We want to know about them. Let us know in the comments below!

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