How to Add or Remove Someone From the People Album on iPhone and Mac

The People album on iPhone and Mac categorizes photos by facial recognition. If you can't seem to find a particular person in the People album, you can create a profile for them yourself. Moreover, if you seem to have an excess of albums and want to get rid of some profiles, you can quickly do so, too.


Here's how you can add and remove people from the People album.


Add Someone to the People Album on iPhone or iPad

iPhone automatically creates a new profile in the People album for faces that appear in your gallery. However, sometimes it fails to do so for multiple reasons. In the case that this happens, you can create a new profile for the person yourself. Follow these steps to make a new profile:

  1. Open Photos and find a photo of the person you'd like to add, then tap on it.

  2. Swipe up on the photo.

  3. You will see thumbnails of all the people in the photo. Tap on the thumbnail of the person you want to add.

  4. Tap on Add Name at the top and type in a name.

  5. Tap on Next and then select Done.