Resolved iOS 11 GM - How to add people to "People" album in Photos app

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by embotix, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. embotix macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2016
    Has anyone figured out how to ADD new people to the "People" album in the Photos app?

    I've let it run with the power connected to the point where I no longer get the "Scanning photos.." message at the bottom.

    But for the life of me I can't figure out how to add new people to this album.
  2. Mefisto macrumors 65816


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    Interests me as well.

    Also, is it possible to manually add people the phone for one reason or another hasn't automatically recognized to existing "People"-albums ? Or is that coming to Photos on High Sierra? Or is it coming at all?
  3. sterumbelow macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2010
    The only way I’ve found is to select a photo and scroll up. Below, where it shows people in the photo, it will give you the option to add the person.

    Oddly, some people who are well featured in my photos and already present in the people album, were removed in the latest build.
  4. embotix thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2016
    Thanks - I was expecting something like Google Photos, where it would suggest people to add for me. Hadn't thought to try the swipe-up thing. Process seems a bit clunky but seems to work.
  5. Feenician macrumors 603


    Jun 13, 2016
    You’re not alone there. Some of mine are gone too. Search is all over the place too. Lots of things like “sport”, which use to return pics of baseball and football games, now return nothing.
  6. KUtatKat macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2017
    I'm STILL having this problem!!
    My daughter is the most prominent person in all of my photos (therefore I obviously have a "People" album for/of her) but in a recent pic, it identified and labeled my dad, but didn't even identify her face as...well, a FACE! And her face isn't at all covered!! She has a costume on, but no costume makeup or anything at ALL covering her face. Which is why I'm SO surprised IOS hasn't already labeled/identified her, or at the very least, show her face below the picture with an option to label who the face is.
    And this is just ONE example of this issuee‍♀️

    It's all just really freaking annoying!!!

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