Initially there was a +-Button in the People-Album. add people

But at some point in time this button disappeared.

I can still CMDI a picture in my library and add a new person, but it for some reason does not give me the option anymore in the People-Album.

If I remember correctly I was able to look through a huge list of already identified faces and add a name to them.

Was this feature removed?

  • Yes, Photos used to suggest potential people. I now never see new suggested people, even if I take hundreds of photos of a new friend. I don't understand why. I'm forced to manually go to a photo of that person and a name to the face via the photo.
    – pkamb
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 22:50

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You can follow this article on iMore to find out about how to add more people.

Although, my personal opinion is that this feature should've been more proactive and keep identifying in the background.

  • I cannot open the article.. What does it say ?
    – anki
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 7:12
  • @ankii You sure? Just checked the link and it's working fine. Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 10:46
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    Answers on AskDifferent should be more than just a link. It's ok to include a link for reference, but please summarize the essential parts directly into your answer. This also helps in case links break in the future.
    – nohillside
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 10:59

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