Can't use multiple keywords in Apple Photos/iOS 12

swandy

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Oct 27, 2012
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Before iOS 12 on all our iOS devices (two iPhones and two iPads) you could use multiple keywords in the Search box. Now if I type in "Jen Steve" (no quotation marks) where before it would bring up any photos with at least those two keywords in it, now it says search can't find anything. But this still work in Photos on our two iMacs.

Any ideas?
 

friednoodles

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Feb 4, 2014
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The new interface is confusing because whatever you type is considered a single keyword.

For example, if you want to search for photos that include dogs and the beach, instead of typing "dogs beach" like you used to, now you have to type "dogs" first, at which point it shows a list of matching keywords under the search box which will include Dogs. Tap on Dogs and it converts your entered text into the matched Dogs keyword. Now you type "beach" and it will similarly show a list of matching keywords under the search box which will include Beach. Tap on Beach and it'll add it to the search box as a matched keyword. Now the results will show all photos that include both "dogs" and "beach".

If you just type "dogs beach" without tapping the matched keywords, it thinks you're searching for a single thing called a "dogs beach" which doesn't exist.
 

swandy

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 27, 2012
477
105
The new interface is confusing because whatever you type is considered a single keyword.

For example, if you want to search for photos that include dogs and the beach, instead of typing "dogs beach" like you used to, now you have to type "dogs" first, at which point it shows a list of matching keywords under the search box which will include Dogs. Tap on Dogs and it converts your entered text into the matched Dogs keyword. Now you type "beach" and it will similarly show a list of matching keywords under the search box which will include Beach. Tap on Beach and it'll add it to the search box as a matched keyword. Now the results will show all photos that include both "dogs" and "beach".

If you just type "dogs beach" without tapping the matched keywords, it thinks you're searching for a single thing called a "dogs beach" which doesn't exist.
Thanks for the info. Really stupid but at least it is still possible. I guess when they update MacOS they will probably make the same stupid change. Thanks again.
 
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