iOS 10 is feature-rich and undoubtedly the biggest iOS update ever. With the exceptionally improved Messages, redesigned Apple Music, the newest OS is designed to provide the best user-experience.

Photos app has really impressed me in iOS 10. What I have really liked most is the “Face Recognition” feature which allows you to find a particular person instantly.

After you have identified all your friends and family members, you can quickly search and find their photos – unlike before. Ready to know how it works? Let me walk you through the process!

How to Use People Folder in iOS 10 Photos on iPhone or iPad

How to Identify and Add People in Photos App on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. To identify the people, you need to tap on any photo. Then, tap on the “+ Add Name” at the top center and give it a name.

Tap on any photo. Then, tap on the + Add Name

Step #2. For every person, the app would have some images which it isn’t sure about. Hence, you have to tap on any individual and scroll down to the bottom.

Step #3. Tap on “Confirm additional photos”. Now, if it finds any photos it is unsure about, you will be asked to confirm whether or not it is the same person.

Tap on Confirm additional photos

Step #4. You need to tap on the person and then use the “+ Add Name” button to identify him/her.

Use the + Add Name button to identify him or her

How to Merge People in Photos App on iPhone/iPad

Once you have identified and given name, the app will tag all the photos in the group with the same name.

If there is another group with the same person, you have to give it the same name. You will be asked if you want to merge people.

The People album displays only those individuals which at least two or more photos it has identified.

Step #1. If you want to add more people, tap on “Add People” button at the bottom.

Tap on Add People button

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the person you wish to add.

Then Select the Person you wish to add

If you wish to add more photos of a person than the album is showing, head over to the photos in your other albums. Tap on the album followed by “Details” at the top right.

Step #3. Now, you have to scroll down to the People section and tap on the photo.

Step #4. You need to identify the photo, Tap on “+ Add Name” option at the top center.

You will be asked if you want to merge the photo with the existing photos of the person. Confirm it.

How to Hide People In Photos App on iPhone/iPad

You can hide people which you don’t want to see in the album. It’s pretty easy to do.

Personally, I hide some of my personal pics to ensure anyone doesn’t bump into them. Luckily, the Photos app has got this nice feature.

Step #1. Launch Photos app then open the People album.

Open the People album

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on “Select” at the top right corner.

Tap on Select at the top right corner

Step #3. Up next, you will have to tap on the person you want to hide and select “Hide” at the bottom.

Tap on the person you want to hide and select Hide

How to Create Favorite People in Photos App on iPhone/iPad

The Photos app also allows you to create favorites.

Step #1. Launch Photos app then open the People album.

Step #2. Next, you have to tap on “Select” at the top right corner of the screen.

Step #3. Up next, you need to tap on the person you wish to add in the favorite list and select “Favorite”.

Tap on the person you want to Favorite and select Favorite

Alternatively, you can just long press a person’s face then drag it up to the favorites box at the top left corner of the screen.

You have the option to allow the People album to show only favorites. To do so, you need to tap on “Show favorites only” option above all the photos.

Make sure to check out your People album from time to time in order to keep it updated; ensuring new images are added properly.

That’s all there is to it! What do you think of the Photos app in iOS 10? How much has it improved? Do give your opinion in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.