Captions are a nifty way to augment the metadata already associated with the photos on your iPhone. It provides additional context to the image, helping briefly describe or explain the image’s content. Another advantage of captions is that they’re searchable. This means that if you’re always having trouble looking for a particular photo, adding one to your photos can do you good. Incorporating captions into your photos is an easy process. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Launch the Photos app.
  2. Locate your image in the iPhone camera roll.
  3. While touching the photo, swipe up.
  4. Under the photo, select the “Add a Caption” field.
  5. Type the caption you want to add. It can describe what holiday it was taken on, who or what is in the photo, and any other customized keywords you can remember easily.
  6. Once you’re happy with the caption, tap on Done.

Apple allows you to add captions to your photos from your computer, as well. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Go to and sign in if you haven’t already.
  2. Open your photo of choice by double-clicking on it.
  3. Select the info button in the upper right of the screen.
  4. Click on Edit.
  5. Under the Caption field, enter your preferred caption.
  6. Hit Save.

To use the saved captions to search for your picture, simply tap the Search tab in the Photos app on your iPhone and input words from the caption.

By mrtrv