How to Add or Remove Pictures from a Memory on iOS 15 Photos

The Photos app on iPhones has been able to create Memories ever since the release of iOS 12. In case you didn’t know, Memories are personalized collections of pictures and videos taken from your library that are based on special events, people, and places you capture on your iPhone.

When a memory is suggested or created from an album on your library, the Photos app selects the pictures or videos that it feels the best suit the memory. However, at any point, you can change the content that shows up inside a memory by adding or removing pictures from it on your own. That’s exactly what we’re going to help you with in this post. 

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iOS 15 Photos: How to add or remove pictures from a memory

If you wish to add more pictures or remove the ones that are already present in a memory, you can do that by first opening the Photos app on your iPhone and selecting the ‘For You’ tab at the bottom.

Inside the ‘For You’ screen, select the memory you want to edit from under the ‘Memories’ section.

If the memory you want to edit isn’t visible under ‘Memories’, tap on the ‘See All’ option to take a look at all the memories that have been created on your iPhone. 

Method #1: Add/Remove content with the ‘Manage Photos’ option

When a memory loads up on fullscreen, tap the screen once for additional options to appear. From here, tap on the 3-dots icon at the top right corner. 

In the menu that appears, select the ‘Manage Photos’ option. 

You will now see the Manage Photos screen pop up. Here, you can see all the pictures that have been selected for a memory from an album. On this screen, tap on the picture you want to add until a tick appears on them. Similarly, you can remove a picture from selection by tapping on it until the tick mark on it disappears. 

To make sure, you’ve selected the right photos, you can tap the ‘Show Selected’ option at the bottom right corner. 

Next, you can look at the selected photos in fullscreen and swipe through them.

Once you’ve made your selection, go back to the previous screen and tap on ‘Done’ at the top right corner. 

Method #2: From within the Memory screen

Another way you can remove photos from a memory is by first opening the memory and then tapping on the Grid icon at the bottom right corner. 

On the next screen, you’ll see all pictures and videos that have been selected to show up inside a memory. Here, tap and hold on a picture/video you want to remove. 

The selected content will now show up in an enlarged view with an overflow menu. Select the ‘Hide from Memory’ option to remove the selected picture from the memory. 

The picture will now be moved from the memory. You can repeat the last two steps to remove other content from your memory. 

That’s all you need to know about adding/removing photos from a memory inside iOS 15 Photos. 


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