Photos in iOS 10: How to Edit Memories

by

Within the new Photos app in iOS 10, there's a tab called "Memories," which curates various photos and videos you've taken in the past into specific memory collections. Without any steps required on your part, Memories gives you an automatic homemade movie from these past family gatherings or vacations, but thanks to a few editing tools, you can also tweak each memory to your liking (note all steps are in portrait mode, although landscape is available).


Navigate to Photos to find the new "Memories" tab in the center of the app, where you can scroll through your personally curated list of memories and choose whichever one you wish to edit and share. Within each detailed memory view, you'll find a list of all the photos and videos contained in the memory (tap "Show all" to see more than a summary), the geographic location the pictures were taken, nearby photos, and related memories you might be interested in.

How To Memories 4

A few examples of Memories in the new Photos app

The last two options at the very bottom let you favorite the memory or delete it permanently. Although the "Select" option on this page might seem like an option to remove photos only from this memory, it should be noted that deleting any content through this method will delete it from your iPhone and iCloud Photo Library, not only the memory. Jump to the instructions for "complex memory editing" below to discover how to delete photos and videos only from the memory, as well as add more.

Simple Memory Editing

There's a wealth of customization features offered once you actually begin viewing your memories, which are outlined in the following steps:

How To Memories 2

  1. Tap on the carousel at the top of the memory's page to play it.
  2. Photos will begin playing the memory, so tap anywhere on the screen to bring up editing controls and tap the pause button.
  3. Choose the emotional theme to assign to your memory, like "Happy" or "Epic," by scrolling through the topmost editing tool.
  4. After deciding your theme, choose a short (~20 seconds), medium (~40 seconds), or long (~1 minute) video length. You may see only two, or even one, of these options, depending on the breadth of media Apple has included in your memory.
  5. If the memory is now to your liking, you can tap the Share extension in the bottom left corner to show your memory to friends and family via email, text message, AirPlay, Facebook, and more.

Complex Memory Editing

Memories allow for even more in-depth customization tools for anyone who truly wants to personalize each photo and video collection. There are a few interesting tools that let you tweak each memory, but since the potentially most common question surrounding memories will be how to add and remove photos from each collection, we'll detail that in the steps below:

How To Memories 5

  1. When looking at the basic editing screen (with the emotion and length toggles), tap the editing slider button in the bottom right corner of the screen, and then tap "Photos & Videos."
  2. To delete a piece of media, find the photo or video in question by scrolling through the selector at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Simply tap the trash can icon at the bottom right of the menu to remove the image or video from this memory.
  4. To add a piece of media, tap the "+" icon at the bottom left of the menu.
  5. Here you'll see every item potentially available for inclusion in this memory, as curated by Apple.
  6. Tap any non-selected media to add it into the memory (you can also use this screen to remove content by deselecting its check mark).
  7. Tap "Done."

You can even edit any video in this section of the app by swiping through to find the desired video in the "Photos & Videos" menu, and then using the yellow toggle slider at the top of the screen to expand or shorten each clip. When you think you're done touching up the memory, tap the back arrow to return to the main edit screen.

In this section of Photos, you can also edit the title, duration, and even soundtrack of each memory. Additional song cues can be downloaded, and the app supports any song you have downloaded in your iTunes music library in order to add a bit more of a personalized flair. To officially save every alteration made to the memory, tap "Done" to travel back to the basic editing menu with the emotional themes and length toggles. Once again, here you can use the Share extension to spread your new memory to a wider audience.

Some limitations are placed in customizing memories, including the lack of support for streaming tracks from Apple Music. Otherwise, Apple's automatic algorithm of putting together interesting slideshows of old photos and videos is largely a simple, hassle-free experience, since most of the work is taken off of the user. Although not entirely clear, new memories show up in the Photos app every few days, curating new collections for you to peruse and share, and even ranking events like "Best of Last 3 Months" or "Best of the Year."

iOS 10 includes a host of new features, and MacRumors will be covering a number of them in guides and how-tos to help users getting their hands on the new operating system version for the first time become familiar with what's new. Check back for new articles and how-tos, and be sure to visit our forums for discussions on iOS 10, the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and more.

Top Rated Comments

Porco Avatar
57 months ago
'How to Edit Memories' sounds like something out of that dystopian sci-fi novel I've forgotten the name of... At least, I think I forgot it... :eek:

Do iOS devices dream of electric sheep?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
639051 Avatar
57 months ago

"Personally curated" lol. Some algorithm guesstimates which photos to put in an album, gives it a meaninglessly generic name and invariably gets it somewhat or totally wrong so I have to manually edit it anyway.

Another junk feature.

It works well for me. Not 100% accurate but close enough. Sour grapes?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
57 months ago
Man I just went to the memories section and used this. Made me a little sentimental watching how great the summer was. I don't pause enough to reflect these days!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
57 months ago

Is there any estimate as to how long it takes Memories to do an initial scan? I realize it depends on how many photos it has to go through. Does the phone need to be plugged into a power source to scan?

Plugged in and turned off.
As it goes through the scan process you can turn phone back on and look at the photo apps and you will see progress screen with how many photos have been scanned so far.
But to continue with the scan it has to be plugged in and turned off.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mollyc Avatar
57 months ago
good to know, thanks. :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hippilessrich Avatar
55 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/ios-10-photos-edit-memories/')


Within the new Photos app in iOS 10, there's a tab called "Memories," which curates various photos and videos you've taken in the past into specific memory collections. Without any steps required on your part, Memories gives you an automatic homemade movie from these past family gatherings or vacations, but thanks to a few editing tools, you can also tweak each memory to your liking (note all steps are in portrait mode, although landscape is available).


Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ('//www.youtube.com/user/macrumors?sub_confirmation=1') for more videos.
Navigate to Photos to find the new "Memories" tab in the center of the app, where you can scroll through your personally curated list of memories and choose whichever one you wish to edit and share. Within each detailed memory view, you'll find a list of all the photos and videos contained in the memory (tap "Show all" to see more than a summary), the geographic location the pictures were taken, nearby photos, and related memories you might be interested in.


A few examples of Memories in the new Photos app


The last two options at the very bottom let you favorite the memory or delete it permanently. Although the "Select" option on this page might seem like an option to remove photos only from this memory, it should be noted that deleting any content through this method will delete it from your iPhone and iCloud Photo Library, not only the memory. Jump to the instructions for "complex memory editing" below to discover how to delete photos and videos only from the memory, as well as add more.


Click here to read more... ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/ios-10-photos-edit-memories/')

Article Link: Photos in iOS 10: How to Edit Memories ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/ios-10-photos-edit-memories/')

How
[doublepost=1478868901][/doublepost]How do i delete this stupid memories crap off my iphone 6s ... i dont want it . All i want my phone to do i take a pic and put it in one folder all this other is a waste of my time ! Why do you always screw with phone i dont want any of your new **** .give me the option too turn all this **** off !
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

lg wing

LG Considering Exit From Smartphone Business, Halts LCD Production for iPhone

Wednesday January 20, 2021 5:38 am PST by
LG is considering exiting the smartphone business entirely amid declining shipments and accrued losses of $4.5 billion over the past five years (via The Korea Herald). LG CEO Kwon Bong-Seok cautioned staff earlier today that the company is re-evaluating its presence in the smartphone industry: Since the competition in the global market for mobile devices is getting fiercer, it is about...
2019 mac pro side and front

Tim Cook Gifted Donald Trump 'First' 2019 Mac Pro

Wednesday January 20, 2021 5:45 pm PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted former United States President Donald Trump with the first 2019 Mac Pro that came off of the assembly line in Austin, Texas, according to a financial disclosure report that was released today (via The Verge). "Mac Pro Computer, the first created at the Flex Factory in Austin, Texas," reads the entry, which values the machine at $5,999, the base price for a Mac Pro....
Apple VR Feature

Bloomberg: Apple's First AR/VR Headset 'Pricey, Niche Precursor' to More Ambitious AR Glasses and Could Launch Next Year

Thursday January 21, 2021 3:27 am PST by
Apple's first virtual reality headset will be a "pricey, niche precursor" to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and information over a view...
Flat MacBook Air Feature

Bloomberg: Apple Working on 'Thinner and Lighter' High-End MacBook Air With MagSafe, Could Launch in Second Half of 2021

Friday January 22, 2021 3:34 am PST by
Apple is working on a "thinner and lighter" version of the MacBook Air that the company plans to release during the second half of this year at the earliest or in 2022, according to a new report by well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. It will include Apple's MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of the company's in-house Mac processors. Apple has discussed...
iOS 15 icon mock banner

iOS 15 Rumored to Drop Support for iPhone 6s and 2016 iPhone SE

Thursday January 21, 2021 11:58 am PST by
Apple's upcoming iOS 15 operating system, which we expect to see unveiled in June, is rumored to be dropping support for a few of Apple's older iPhones. According to French site iPhoneSoft, iOS 15 will not be able to be installed on the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, or the 2016 iPhone SE, all of which have an A9 chip. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were introduced in 2015 and are now more...
iphone 12 vs iphone 12 mini

Apple Shifting Some Production From iPhone 12 mini to iPhone 12 Pro to Meet Demand

Wednesday January 20, 2021 8:12 am PST by
Apple has reportedly cut production of the iPhone 12 mini by two million units to create more manufacturing capacity for the iPhone 12 Pro, according to a new Morgan Stanley investment note seen by PED30. Apple is believed to have made the switch for the first quarter of 2021 in an effort to combat continuing lead times for the more popular iPhone 12 Pro. iPhone 12 Pro lead times remain ...
iPhone 13 Notch Feature

iPhone 13 Rumored to Feature Smaller Notch, Pro Model Cameras to Use Larger Image Sensor

Thursday January 21, 2021 1:38 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 13 series will feature a redesigned Face ID system that will allow for a smaller notch at the top of the screen, according to a new report today. The rumor comes via hit-and-miss Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, whose supply chain sources also claim that the ultra wide-angle lens in Apple's next-generation iPhones is due for an upgrade. The next-generation iPhones'...
maxresdefault

Video Demos macOS Catalina Running on iPad Pro via x86 Emulation

Thursday January 21, 2021 11:36 am PST by
A video demonstrating macOS Catalina running on a current 2020 iPad Pro has been shared on YouTube, giving us a look at an interesting hack that has a Mac OS up and working on one of Apple's iPads. There's limited information about how the process of getting macOS Catalina on an iPad Pro works, but it uses x86 emulation and was done through the UTM software that allows virtual machines to...
iOS 14

Apple Seeds iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 Release Candidate to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Thursday January 21, 2021 10:14 am PST by
Apple today seeded the RC version of upcoming iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new betas coming a week after Apple released the second betas. iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. Paired with the HomePod 14.4 beta that is...
iPhone OIS Feature2

Sensor-Shift Camera Stabilization Rumored to Expand to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup

Wednesday January 20, 2021 7:46 am PST by
The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. "Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry...