How to Feature a Person Less Often in the Photos App in iOS 15

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What to Know

  • Tap Photos > Albums > People > select a person > ellipsis > Feature This Person Less > Confirm to feature someone less often.
  • Remove a memory of a date or place by tapping Photos > For You > ellipsis on the memory > Feature Less > Confirm.
  • Reset the feature by tapping Settings > Photos > Reset Suggested Memories > Reset.

This article teaches you how to feature a person less often in the Photos app on iOS 15 and how to block someone in Photos Memories. It also shows you how to reset memories and people so that you can view them as they were before. 

How Do I Feature a Person Less Often in Photos in iOS 15?

If you've found there's someone on your Photos People album that you'd like to see less, it's fairly simple to include them less frequently on the Photos app as well as the related Home Screen widget. Here's how to set it up.

This action doesn't remove the photos from your iPhone or iCloud account, but it does mean they feature less frequently in your memories and any related widgets.

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Tap Albums.

  3. Tap People.

  4. Tap the person you wish to feature less.

    Steps needed to find a person within the Photos app
  5. Tap the ellipsis in the top right corner.

  6. Tap Feature less.

  7. Tap Feature This Person Less.

    Steps required to feature a person less within the Photos app in iOS 15
  8. Tap Confirm.

Can I Block Someone in Photos Memories?

If you'd prefer to block someone from your Photos Memories entirely, so they don't show up in any way, the process is very similar. Here's how to do so.

Again, this doesn't delete the photos, but it does block them from your memories and ensure they don't appear even if the person features them as part of a group photo. 

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Tap Albums.

  3. Tap People.

  4. Tap the person you wish to block.

    Steps needed to find someone on Photos in iOS 15
  5. Tap the ellipsis in the top right corner.

  6. Tap Feature less

  7. Tap Never Feature This Person.

  8. Tap Confirm.

    Steps needed to never feature a person in Photos memories on iOS 15
  9. The person will now never feature in memories again.

  10. Return to the ellipsis and tap Remove from People to remove them from your People tab.

How to Feature a Day or Place Less on Photos

If you'd also like to feature a specific day or place less often because of bad memories, it's straightforward to set up. Here's how to feature specific memories less often.

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Tap For You.

  3. Tap the ellipsis next to the relevant memory.

  4. Tap Feature Less.

    Steps needed to feature less of a memory in Photos in iOS 15

    Tap Delete Memory to permanently delete it.

  5. Tap Confirm to feature the memory less often.

How to Feature Someone Again in Photos

Regretted your choice and want to see the person in your memories again? Here's how to reset your Memories settings.

  1. Tap Settings.

  2. Tap Photos.

    You may need to scroll down to find this.

  3. Tap Reset Suggested Memories.

    Tap Reset People Suggestions to follow the same process.

  4. Tap Reset to confirm.

    Steps needed to Reset Suggested Memories in Photos on iOS 15
  5. Your memories are now restored to how they were before.

  • How do I correct errors in the Photos People Album?

    Go to Photos > Albums People Person > Ellipsis Manage Tagged Photos. To remove faces, tap Photos > Albums > People > Person > Select > Show Faces and un-tag irrelevant pictures. To change a thumbnail, tap Photos > Albums > People > Person > Select > Show Faces > tap a picture > Share > Make Key Photo.

  • How do I use Spotlight to search for photos on iOS?

    On the lock screen, swipe down and type Photos followed by a person's name. To enable Spotlight search for photos, go to Settings Siri & Search > Photos.

  • How do I add someone to the People album on iOS?

    Open a photo of the person, then swipe up and tap the thumbnail under People. Tap Add Name and enter a name. To put a name to a face, go to the People album and tap the thumbnail of the person, then tap Add Name at the top of the screen.

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