How to you find and rediscover forgotten moments from long ago? With the Memories feature in Photos!

Great digital cameras like on the iPhone and iPad mean we can take as many photos as we want, whenever we want. That's amazing, because we can record any moment, at any time. It's also terrible, because we end up with so many photos we forget about the ones we took even a short time ago. The new iOS 10 Memories feature in the Photos app hopes to change that by surfacing not only images we haven't seen in a while, but grouping them together, adding music, and making them into something more.

How to find Memories in Photos

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap on a memory to watch it.

    Launch the photo app from your home screen, tap memories and then tap on a particular memory to watch it.

How to search Memories

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the Search button in the upper right corner. (Looks like a magnifying glass.)

    Launch the photos app from your home screen and tap memories. Then tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner.

Enter a time or search term to help find a particular memory.

How to start a slideshow in Memories

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.

    Launch the photos app and tap memories in the menu bar.

  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.
  4. Tap the play button on the large photo at the top of the screen.

    Tap the memory you would like to see and then tap the play button on the large photo at the top of the screen.

To pause the slideshow, simply tap the screen and a pause button will appear along the bottom menu bar.

How to change your slideshow theme in Memories

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app, tap memories in the menu bar and tap the memory you would like to see.

  4. Tap the play button on the large photo at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap the screen anywhere.

    Tap the play button and then tap the screen anywhere.

  6. Tap the pause button that appears at the bottom of the screen.
  7. To pick your theme, swipe left and right on the menu bar directly underneath the slideshow to pick from options like dreamy, sentimental, gentle, chill, happy, uplifting, epic, club, extreme.

    Tap the pause button at the bottom of the screen and swipe left and right to pick a theme.

How to edit your title, music, duration, and photos in a Memories slideshow

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Tap the play button on the large photo at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap the screen anywhere.
  6. Tap the pause button that appears at the bottom of the screen.

    Tap the play button on the large top photo of the screen, then tap the screen anywhere. Tap the pause button.

  7. Tap the editing menu in the lower right corner.
  8. Tap on title, music, duration, or photos & videos to adjust your settings.
  9. Tap Done when you are happy with your settings.

    Tap the editing menu and then tap on title, music, duration, or photos and videos. Tap done when you're happy with your edits.

How to save a Memories slideshow

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Tap the play button on the large photo at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap the screen anywhere.
  6. Tap the pause button that appears at the bottom of the screen.

    Tap the play button and then tap the screen anywhere. Tap the pause button.

  7. Tap the share button in the lower left corner of the screen.
  8. Tap save video.

    Tap the share button in the lower left corner of the screen and then tap save video.

How to delete certain photos from a Memories slideshow

Let's say a memory contains someone you no longer see and no longer want to see, or a place that you left and don't want to be reminded of. Delete it, and Memories will move on and help you do likewise!

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Tap select in the upper right corner.
  5. Tap the photos you would like to remove from the slideshow.
  6. Tap the garbage can in the lower right corner.

    Tap select in the upper right corner. Tap the photos you would like to remove and then tap the garbage can in the lower right corner.

When the prompt appears, you can either choose to delete the photos or cancel the action altogether if you made a mistake and picked the wrong pictures.

How to a make Memories slideshow a favorite

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Scroll until you make it to the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Add to Favorite Memories.

Scroll until you reach the bottom of the screen and tap add to favorites.

If you want to remove a memory from your favorites, simply repeat the same steps. "Add to Favorite Memories" will be "Remove from Favorite Memories".

How to delete a Memories slideshow

If an entire memory slideshow isn't too your liking, you can get rid of the whole thing.

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Scroll until you make it to the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Delete Memory.
  6. Tap Delete Memory again when the prompt appears on your screen.

Scroll until you reach the bottom of the screen. Tap delete memory once, and then again when the prompt appears.

How to see who was in your Memories slideshow

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Starting scrolling down until you see the "Groups & People" section.
  5. Swipe left and right to see whose faces appeared in your slideshow.

Start scrolling down and then swipe left and right in the Groups & People section of the screen.

How to see on a map where a specific Memories slideshow took place

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap Memories in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a triangle with an arrow circling it.
  3. Tap the memory you would like to see.

    Launch the photos app from your home screen, tap Memories and the select the memory you would like to see.

  4. Starting scrolling down until you see the "Places" section.
  5. Tap the map to see where each of those photos were taken.

    Start scrolling down until you see the places section and then tap the map to see where each of those photos were shot.

You can also tap show nearby photos at the bottom of the screen to see some other pictures taken close to the ones in the memory you're looking at.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about how to use Memories in Photos, ask away in the comments!