In iOS 17, Apple introduces the ability to tag your beloved cats and dogs in the Photos app, as highlighted by Craig Federighi during the WWDC 2023 keynote. Recognizing pets as an integral part of the family, this feature simplifies locating their photos by allowing users to tag them by name. This enhancement not only makes finding specific pictures quicker but also facilitates the creation of pet-centric slideshows, streamlining the way you reminisce about your furry friends.
How to tag your pets
Tagging your pets is similar to tagging people in the Photos app. Here is how to do so.
- Open the Photos app
- Tap on Albums from the bottom menu bar
- Scroll down until you see the People, Pets, & Places section, and tap on the People & Pets album catalog
- Locate the photo of your pet and tap on it
- Tap Add Name at the top of the screen to insert your pet's name
- Once you do, tap on the three dots in the upper right corner and select Review Photos
- You're shown a small selection of photos that iOS 17 believes are of your pet
- Select the images that are correct then confirm it to add them to the collection
Similarly to how you prioritize people, iOS 17 allows you to tap the heart icon next to your pet's profile picture, pinning your beloved animals to the top of your page in the Photos app. This feature acknowledges the significance of pets in our lives by eliminating the manual effort of creating separate albums. Your device will now automatically group all photos of your tagged pet, making them easily accessible in one place. This convenient tagging functionality extends across iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, ensuring your furry friends are never more than a few clicks away.