When I take photos of a crowded place, I often get random strangers in the shot, facing in my direction. The iPhone Photos app then adds these strangers to the People album.

How can I remove these strangers? The only solution I’ve found was to hide the photo, but that hides it from Moments, which I don't want.

I'm using an iPhone 6, iOS 10.3.3.

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Directly from the People album, tap Select in the top-right corner. Next select all the faces you don't know, then tap Hide in the bottom-left corner.

This will hide those people from your People album without hiding the photos themselves.


In the People album (where all the faces are shown), choose the Select button at the top-right, then select the people to remove and choose Remove in the bottom-left.

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