Show Photos By Location on iPhone

Nov 5, 2011 - 7 Comments

Show Photos by Location on iPhone

The iPhone and 3G-equipped iPad include a “Places” feature in the Photos app which allow you to see pictures based on geographical location. From the iOS homescreen:

  • Tap on “Photos”, then at the bottom of the Camera Roll tap onto “Places”
  • Scroll and zoom on the Google Map to show pins for specific regions tagged with photos
  • Tap a red pin to see a photo count exclusive to that place, then tap the blue > arrow to see camera roll only for that location

This feature is only accurate to use if you have Location Services and geographic tagging enabled for the photos app.

Show iPhone pictures by location

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Curmudgeon says:

    Cool if you travel, not so cool if you just drive work to home all the time.

  2. Le Tigre says:

    Honolulu and Kapalua?

  3. Mr Gone says:

    I’ve found that this works fine and the Geolocation data is kept whilst the images remain in you ‘Camera Roll’ folder, but this info vanishes once you organise these pics into new folders, like ‘Holiday – Spain 2010′ for example.

    If anyone knows how to get this info back or retain it I’d love to know.

  4. Also it doesn’t work with pictures synced from other devices.. it could be better, but when it works it’s fantastic, one of the best ways to search for pictures

  5. eli says:

    this only works for literally 4 out of over 500 of my photos. what am i doing wrong?!

  6. Paul says:

    This was great, until IOS7 removed the feature — I have a few thousand pictures on my phone, and it’s no longer possible to see them on a map unless I zoom in to a “moment”, so if I want all pictures I’ve taken in Singapore, I can’t get them any more, and instead have to buy a new piece of software to do it. Pathetic.

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