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How to Use Spotlight to Search for Photos in iOS 15



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Searching is now much easier with iOS 15. This article teaches you how to use Spotlight to search for photos in iOS 15. It also looks at what to do if Spotlight isn’t working on your iPhone.

Simply;

  • Scroll down the lock screen and enter your search, starting with ‘Photos’.
  • You can search for people, scenes, places and everything else.
  • If Spotlight search isn’t working, to check that it’s enabled Settings > Siri & Search > to Photos tap.

How Do I Enable iPhone Spotlight Search?

Spotlight search for photos is usually automatically enabled on your iPhone by default. If it doesn’t seem active and active, here’s how to turn it on for your iPhone.

  1. SettingsTap .
  2. Scroll down and Siri & SearchTap .
  3. Scroll down and PhotosTap .
  4. Show in SearchTap .
  5. Show Content in SearchTap .
  6. Spotlight is now enabled for Photos.

How Can I Search for a Specific Photo on My iPhone?

If you want to search for a specific photo on your iPhone using Spotlight, it’s pretty simple once you know where to look. Here’s how to search for a specific photo.

  • On your iPhone, swipe down from the Lock Screen or Home Screen to open Spotlight Search.

Note: You may first need to unlock your phone with a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID.

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  • Type ‘Photos’ followed by your search term. Terms can include places, people’s names, scenes, or things like ‘cats’, ‘food’ or ‘plants’ to search for specific themes.

Note: iOS 15 adds Live Text so it can extract text from your photos; this means you can search for text specified in an image.

    • Tap the photo to open it.
  • Tap Show More to view more results.

Why Is My Spotlight Search Not Working On My iPhone?

If Spotlight search is not working on your iPhone, there could be many different reasons. Here’s a look at the main reasons why it doesn’t work.

  • You enter the wrong search words: To search specifically in Photos, you must type in Photos before your search entry. Sometimes you’ll still get results in Spotlight without entering the term first, but entering Photos is essential for best accuracy.
  • Spotlight is not enabled on your iPhone: To enable Spotlight search on your iPhone Go to Settings > Siri & Search > Photos Tap .
  • Your iPhone is not unlocked: You will need to unlock your iPhone to see the full results in Spotlight.
  • restart your iPhone: Sometimes, a quick restart of your iPhone can fix most of the problems. Try doing this to fix a problem.
  • Reopen Spotlight: If Spotlight appears blank, try turning it off and on again to fix the error.

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Whether navigating through settings on his iPhone, Android device or Windows, Fatih has always been tech savvy. With a passion for technology, Windows, and anything with a power button, he has spent most of his time developing new skills and learning more about the world of technology. He also shares what he has learned with you.

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