How to Name Your Pets in Photos With Pet Recognition in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad 

Among a host of notable features that have graced the Apple Photos app in iOS 17, “Pet Recognition” has probably got the most attention along with the fun-loving “Live Stickers”. The stock photos app has long offered a “People” album designed to recognize faces in your images. In the latest iteration of iOS, the app has got the skill to identify your pets as well so that they appear to be very much part of your family. That said, let me show you how to name your pets in the Photos app with Pet Recognition in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad. 

Name Your Pets in Photos App with Pet Recognition in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad 

If you have tried the “People” album on your iPhone, you would already be familiar with the whole process. Using the “Pet Recognition” feature, you can label your pets with the preferred names. Moreover, you can also use that label to keep your pets perfectly organized in your library or automatically sorted into albums. Bear in mind that as of now the Photos app can recognize just dogs and cats.

  • On your iPhone or iPad, navigate to the Photos app.
  • Now, tap on the Search tab at the bottom right corner of the screen.
tap on the Search tab at the bottom right corner of the screen
  •  Enter “pets” into the search field at the top of the screen.
  • Next, tap on “Search“.
  • Under the “Pets” section at the bottom, hit the Unnamed Pet option. 
  • Next up, hit Add Name at the top of the screen in order to rename your beloved pet.
  • Up next, enter your pet’s name.
  • Once you have entered your pet’s name, tap on Next.
  • In the end, make sure to tap on Done to confirm the action. 

That’s pretty much it!

Perfectly Organize and Manage Your Pets in Photos App on iPhone and iPad

After you have named and recognized your pets, you can take advantage of the photo management feature to neatly organize and manage your tags. For instance, you can favorite pet or even choose to remove a pet if you no longer want it to be part of your album.

  • To do so, launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. 
  • Now, head over to the pet in question.
  • After that, tap on the triple-dot icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Next, you can favorite your pet and even sort or review the related photos. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you hide a specific photo on your iPhone or iPad?

Ans: Go to the Photos app on your iPhone -> open an image in question -> hit the triple-dot icon at the top and choose Hide in the menu.

2. Is there a way to recover accidentally deleted images in the Photos app?

Ans: Note that when you delete a photo/video in the stock photos app, it stays there for up to 30 days before being wiped out permanently. Navigate to the Photos app on your iPhone/iPad -> Albums tab -> Scroll down to the bottom of the screen -> Recently Deleted -> Select at the top right -> choose all the images you wish to recover -> tap on the triple-dot icon at the bottom -> Recover.

Read more: 130 Best iOS 17 Hidden Features: Time to Dig Deeper!

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Rajesh Mishra

Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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