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Screenshot: Khamosh Pathak Google Photos does a great job sorting through your photos using a text search, thanks to the tech giant’s prowess with image recognition, machine learning, and, er, search. Apple’s Photos app isn’t nearly as useful—but you can do a few things to fix that. Apple takes a privacy-conscious stance when it comes to on-device image recognition. While it can usually sort your personal photos into broad categories like “car” and “dog” and “water,” it struggles with anything much more specific. But there’s a way to outsmart this system to make Photos search bar more useful. It requires a bit of manual labor, but it comes with two benefits. Why add captions to your iPhone photos? You can use the Captions feature in the iOS Photos app to add photo captions to images that are most important to you, and then search through your photo library using key terms—just as if you were googling something. Describing an image with text will help you mark it for future reference (for example, adding a caption to the kitchen tile you ended up selecting, versus the 23 other photos of kitchen tiles in your photo album, might save you a lot of frustration when you’re talking to your contractor). How to add captions to your iPhone photos The Captions feature is available to all iPhones running iOS 14 or newer. Open the Photos app and find a photo you know you’ll want to locate again in the future. Swipe up […]