Clever iPhone trick lets you find ANY photo in your camera album in seconds

ALWAYS failing to find certain snaps in your iPhone camera roll? Apple has built a simple trick to help you track down old photos.

You can search for exact photos using keywords – just like a Google Image query – including "lake", "dog" or "cheese".

It's handy when you've taken a photo a while ago and can't find it manually.

Simply search for a key term in the app, and all the photos that match should appear.

That's because Apple has designed the Photos app to recognise senes and objects using machine learning.

You can even search for events, like a concert you went to: "Photos for iOS can use the time and location of your photos along with online event listings to find matching photos."

It's also possible to search by location, so you can enter a place name – like Birmingham – to track down photos of your trip to Brum.

How to search Photos on iPhone

First, open the Photos app on your iPhone.

Next, tap on the Search tab in the bottom right-hand corner – which has a magnifying glass as its icon.

Then simply type in the name of a place, a search term, or even a person's name (if they're assigned in your Photos app) to find matches.

And if you're worried this means Apple is snooping on your photos, don't.

iPhone tricks to try today

Here are some of the best…

  • Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
  • Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
  • Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
  • Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
  • Check if you're due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you're down to 80% capacity. If you're below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
  • Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier

All of the processing happens on your iPhone, rather than being sent up to Apple's servers in the cloud – so there's no risk that anyone at Apple can actually see your snaps.

"When you search your photos, all of the face recognition and scene and object detection are done completely on your device," Apple explains.

"Apple harnesses machine learning to enhance your experience — and your privacy. We’ve used it to enable image and scene recognition in Photos, and more, without requiring your data to leave your device."

In other news, there's an iPhone trick that makes it quicker to re-arrange your apps on the Home screen.

One simple button press can improve bad iPhone signal instantly.

And read our guide on how to text on your iPhone faster.

Do you know any genius iPhone tricks? Let us know in the comments!

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Stunning 'iPhone 12' video reveals what Apple's new mobile could look like – MONTHS before actual release

AN incredible fan-made video showcases what Apple's next iPhone could look like when it launches later this year.

Based on various rumours and leaks that have emerged in recent months, the YouTube clip shows a mobile with a "retro" squared-off design.

Dubbed the "iPhone 12", the mobile will apparently come with a dual-rear camera system and a compact 5.4" display.

Apple hasn't announced it's making a new iPhone yet, although it's fairly safe to say one is in the works.

The firm normally releases iPhones in September each year. We already know a fair bit about this year's due to various leaks from Apple insiders.

Put together by YouTuber Concept Creator, the new video gives viewers a detailed look at the potential design of the 2020 iPhone.


According to the video, the iPhone 12 will come in at least three colour variants and cost just $649 (£529).

Of course, there's no way of knowing if the upcoming phone will look anything like the one depicted in ConceptCreator's video.

We won't know what the iPhone 12 actually looks like until Apple officially announces it, likely later this year.

Recent reports have suggested the iPhone 12, not yet announced by Apple, will come in four variants, all with 5G connectivity.


The mobile will allegedly come in various sizes: A 5.4in mini version, a 61in iPhone 12 base model, a 6.1in 12 Pro and a 6.7in 12 Pro Max.

According to repected analyst Chung-Hoon Lee of UBI Research, the mini will cost as little as $700 (£560), while the 6.1in base and Pro models will come in at $750 (£600) and $999 (£800) respectively.

The largest of the bunch, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, will cost $1,099 (£890), Lee claims.

While similar in size, the 12 and 12 Pro will differ in the number of cameras on the back: Two and three, respectively.

iPhone screen sizes revealed

How iPhone screens have changed over the years…

  • iPhone (2007) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 3G (2008) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 3GS (2009) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 4 (2010) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 4S (2011) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 5 (2012) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 5S (2013) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 5C (2013) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 6 (2014) – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 6+ (2014) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone 6S (2015)  – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 6S+ (2015) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone SE (2016) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 7 (2016) – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 7+ (2016) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone 8 (2017) – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 8+ (2017) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone X (2017) – 5.8 inches
  • iPhone XS (2018) – 5.8 inches
  • iPhone XR (2018) – 6.1 inches
  • iPhone XS Max (2018) – 6.5 inches
  • iPhone 11 (2019) – 6.1 inches
  • iPhone 11 Pro (2019) – 5.8 inches
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019) – 6.5 inches

As with Apple's most recent mobiles, the iPhone 11 series, we can expect the rear triple camera array to include wide-angle and telephoto lenses.

Apparently, the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will also come with LiDAR scanners.

LiDAR is a type of laser technology that measures distances to accurately map a scene in 3D.

It means you can create much more accurate augmented reality effects – like Pokémon Go or advanced Snapchat filters.

Apple recently added LiDAR to a product for the first time ever with the launch of the new iPad Pro.

At a reported 5.4in, the "mini" iPhone 12 will be Apple's tiniest mobile since 2017's iPhone 8 (4.7in).

It'll fit easily in the palm with a design that goes against the recent trend of "bigger is always better" followed by the world's leading smartphone makers.

The key feature for the iPhone 12, though, will be 5G connectivity, according to the leak. All four models will have it as standard.

5G is the next generation of mobile internet, expected to deliver blisteringly fast download speeds – changing the way we use our handsets forever.

With 5G, you can download a full HD movie in seconds over your network connection.

In the USA, 5G is available in a number of cities on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

EE, Vodafone and others have already launched in the UK, and they're seriously impressive.

Apple hasn't confirmed any plans for an iPhone 12 yet, so take all rumours and leaks with a pinch of salt.

We won't know the truth until much closer to September 2020, when Apple's next iPhones are likely to launch.

In other news, Apple recently released a new "cheap" version of its iPhone SE.

The iPhone 12 could be the thinnest ever thanks to new screen technology.

And the new phone could also see through mist and fog thanks to rumoured 'Spectral Edge' camera integration.

What do you think of the iPhone 12's rumoured design? Let us know in the comments!

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iPhone 12 with 5G and retro 'boxy' design 'to launch later this year for just £550'

APPLE is on track to launch the latest flagship iPhone this year, despite setbacks caused by the current global health crisis, according to reports.

The California tech titan allegedly plans to delay the release of the mobile, thought to be called the iPhone 12, by a month – meaning it'll hit shelves in October.

A whopping four versions of the phone will go on sale, the cheapest of which will be a "mini" iPhone costing just $700 (£560), rumours suggest.

Previous reports had hinted that Apple would push back their release to 2021 due to factory shutdowns in China and other production issues.

However, a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests the phone will go on sale this year after all – though it will miss Apple's traditional September release.

Citing anonymous sources, the report claims the company is also cutting the number of iPhones that it plans to make in the second half of this year by up to 20 per cent.

Recent reports have suggested the iPhone 12, not yet announced by Apple, will come in four variants, all with 5G connectivity.

The mobile will come in various sizes: A 5.4in mini version, a 61in iPhone 12 base model, a 6.1in 12 Pro and a 6.7in 12 Pro Max.

According to repected analyst Chung-Hoon Lee of UBI Research, the mini will cost as little as $700 (£560), while the 6.1in base and Pro models will come in at $750 (£600) and $999 (£800) respectively.

The largest of the bunch, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, will cost $1,099 (£890), Lee claims.

While similar in size, the 12 and 12 Pro will differ in the number of cameras: Two and three, respectively.

As with Apple's most recent mobiles, the iPhone 11 series, we can expect the rear triple camera array to include wide-angle and telephoto lenses.

Apparently, the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will also come with LiDAR scanners.

LiDAR is a type of laser technology that measures distances to accurately map a scene in 3D.

iPhone: Big vs Small

How iPhone sizes have changed over the years

  • iPhone (2007) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 3G (2008) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 3GS (2009) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 4 (2010) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 4S (2011) – 3.5 inches
  • iPhone 5 (2012) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 5S (2013) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 5C (2013) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 6 (2014) – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 6+ (2014) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone 6S (2015)  – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 6S+ (2015) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone SE (2016) – 4 inches
  • iPhone 7 (2016) – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 7+ (2016) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone 8 (2017) – 4.7 inches
  • iPhone 8+ (2017) – 5.5 inches
  • iPhone X (2017) – 5.8 inches
  • iPhone XS (2018) – 5.8 inches
  • iPhone XR (2018) – 6.1 inches
  • iPhone XS Max (2018) – 6.5 inches
  • iPhone 11 (2019) – 6.1 inches
  • iPhone 11 Pro (2019) – 5.8 inches
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019) – 6.5 inches

It means you can create much more accurate augmented reality effects – like Pokémon Go or advanced Snapchat filters.

Apple recently added LiDAR to a product for the first time ever with the launch of the new iPad Pro.

At a reported 5.4in, the "mini" iPhone 12 will be Apple's tiniest mobile since 2017's iPhone 8 (4.7in).

It'll fit easily in the palm with a design that goes against the recent trend of "bigger is always better" followed by the world's leading smartphone makers.

The key feature for the iPhone 12, though, will be 5G connectivity, according to the leak. All four models will have it as standard.

5G is the next generation of mobile internet, expected to deliver blisteringly fast download speeds – changing the way we use our handsets forever.

With 5G, you can download a full HD movie in seconds over your network connection.

In the USA, 5G is available in a number of cities on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

EE, Vodafone and others have already launched in the UK, and they're seriously impressive.

Apple hasn't confirmed any plans for an iPhone 12 yet, so take all rumours and leaks with a pinch of salt.

We won't know the truth until much closer to September 2020, when Apple's next iPhones are likely to launch.

In other news, Apple last week unveiled a new "cheap" version of its iPhone SE.

The iPhone 12 could be the thinnest ever thanks to new screen technology.

And the new phone could also see through mist and fog thanks to rumoured 'Spectral Edge' camera integration.

What do you think of the iPhone 12's rumoured design? Let us know in the comments!

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