iOS 15 Photos App Now Displays EXIF Metadata for Images

If you've ever wanted to see the EXIF data for a photo right on your iPhone Photos app, then you're going to want to install the iOS 15 update right away.

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With ‌iOS 15‌, each image in the ‌Photos‌ app has a new "Info" button available that displays image format, the details of the camera used to capture it, and the location where it was taken.

Prior to now, there was no way to view this information directly in the ‌Photos‌ app on the ‌iPhone‌, so you had to use either a third-party app, a Shortcut, or a different device to view it.

This interface can be used to add captions and to see the location where a photo was taken, plus there is an option to adjust metadata such as date captured.

Some photos will also have a sparkle next to the Info button, which means there's info that you can see in Look Up mode. On a photo of a flower, for example, the ‌Photos‌ app is able to compare it to other flower images on the web, providing a possible identification for the flower type. In the screenshot below, this is indeed an accurate assessment of the type of flower in the image.

There's also a new option to tap the "Live" button for any Live photo to automatically turn it a Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure.

Related Roundups: iOS 15, iPadOS 15
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Top Rated Comments

BWhaler Avatar
8 months ago
“then you're going to want to install the iOS 15 update right away.”

Ugh. Do not encourage people to install a beta, especially a Beta 1. Highly irresponsible.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JWD Avatar
8 months ago
About time, tired of using 3rd party apps for a feature that should have been built-in from the start.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
8 months ago
This is another good addition. I’m glad Apple is filling out features that probably should have been around since the beginning.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocoua Avatar
8 months ago
I just want to edit the name so when I send it by email, airdrop or to the computer, it goes with my filename.

I know I know, crazy ideas in my head... jails arent enough punishment for radical people as my self...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radeon85 Avatar
8 months ago
This feature is more than a decade overdue, about time.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kc9hzn Avatar
8 months ago

Finally, I can ditch Metapho! (even though Metapho is a great little app and served me well over the years)
Metapho lets you edit the EXIF data, even completely remove it. Will the default support let you? And what about photos saved to your camera roll that don’t have EXIF data? I think Metapho still has life in it yet.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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