iOS 18 offers the "biggest redesign" for the iPhone Photos app - here's what's new

iOS 18 Photos
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WWDC 2024 is in full swing, and while iOS 18 offers plenty for iPhone users to get excited about, the biggest glow-up was reserved for the Photos app.

The app is getting a sizeable revamp, leaning on "Intelligence" to power a whole host of new curation features for identifying photo types, subjects, and memories.

Here's everything we learned about the latest version of Photos, coming this year with the latest iOS update.

Photos gets loads of new features in iOS 18

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The Photos redesign will offer month and year views at the bottom, while also offering a filter button to filter out any screenshots you've captured so they don't pop up when you're swiping through.

Collections will group images together, and offer them in a variety of topics, while Favorites will be available as a carousel to the right-hand side of the main library. You'll also be able to search for people people grouped together and Photos will accurately pick them out of your library.

That means you can swipe to the side and enjoy randomly selected favorites with a "poster-like view".

We're covering the WWDC 2024 event as it happens. Follow WWDC 2024 LIVE here. Or check out our roundups for all the latest on the newly announced iOS 18iPadOS 18macOS 15watchOS 11visionOS 2, and Apple Intelligence.

Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom. Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more. He’s also the Editor in Chief at, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.