Add Person to People Album Photos App

The People album in the Photos app is a pretty cool collection that’s assembled for you to quickly view pictures of the people in your life. So when someone new enters that you start snapping photos of, you might want them in that People album too. Unfortunately, they may not show up there just yet.

Luckily there is a really easy way to add a new person to the People album in your iCloud Photos Library and here’s how.

Add a new person to the People album on iOS

Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and then follow these steps to add that new person in your life to the People album.

1) Tap to open a photo of the person you want to add.

2) Swipe up from the bottom and select the person’s thumbnail. The app should recognize that there is a face in the photo but may display more than one thumbnail if there are multiple people in the photo.

3) On the next screen, tap Add Name from the top.

Select Person Add Name Photos iPhone

4) Begin entering the person’s name. If they are in your Contacts list, you may see a suggestion for them which you can select. If not, just enter their name. Tap Next.

5) When you finish, tap Done.

Add Name Photos iPhone

And that’s it! You can use the back arrows at the top to exit this area and head to the People album. You should now see a collection ready with that person’s name on it.

Add a new person to the People album on Mac

Open the Photos app on your Mac and then do the following to add a new person to the People album.

1) Click to open a photo of the person you want to add.

2) Swipe up from the bottom of the app and select the person’s thumbnail.

Select Person Thumbnail Photos Mac

3) On the next screen, click Add Name from the top.

4) Begin entering the person’s name. If they are in your Contacts list, you should see a suggestion for them that you can select. If not, just enter their name. Click Next.

Add Name Person Photos Mac

5) When you finish, Click Done.

Just like on iOS, you can go to the People album and check for that person’s happy face.

Wrapping it up

When someone new enters your life, whether a family member, friend, or significant other, it’s great to have a spot in the People album in your iCloud Photo Library just for them. And you can see how easy it is to do.

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