How to See EXIF ​​Metadata in Photos on iPhone

Every photo you take with your iPhone contains EXIF ​​metadata, which records information about how, when, and where you took the photo. Previously, you needed a special utility to see EXIF ​​metadata on iPhone, but with iOS 15 and later, you can see it directly in the Photos app. Here’s how.

First, open the Photos app on your iPhone. Find the album containing the photo you want to search metadata for and tap it. Tap the photo in the thumbnail view to view it in more detail.

In Photos, tap the image thumbnail you want to inspect.

In the detail view of the photo, tap the “Info” button on the toolbar at the bottom of your screen (it looks like a little “i” in a circle).

In Photos, tap the Info button.

A special window will open at the bottom of your screen. In that window you will see the date and time the photo was taken and an info window. If the photo saves the location where the photo was taken, you’ll see that information too.

Just below the date and time information, you’ll see an info box with details about the photo, including what device took the photo, what image format it is in (“HEIF” in this example), if it’s a live photo, the camera lens used, the image resolution, image size (“1.9 MB” here), and exposure information such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.

EXIF photo data in Apple Photos app on iPhone.

Nice and handy! When you’re done, you can hide the Inspector by tapping the “Info” button again. To view EXIF ​​data on another photo, select it in Photos and tap the Info button again. Good luck and have fun researching!

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