How to customize your Memories in Photos on iPhone

Apr 12, 2023, 6:53 PM EDT
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Capturing memories is an essential part of our lives. With the advent of smartphones, we can capture moments and store them in the form of photographs. The iPhone‘s Photos app takes it a step further by recognizing people, places, and events, and presenting them as curated collections called Memories. But did you know that you can also create your own Memories in Photos on iPhone? In this article, I will walk you through the steps to create your own Memories on iPhone.

How to create your own Memories in Photos on iPhone

  1. Open the Photos App: To create your own Memories, open the Photos app on your iPhone and tap the For You tab. Here, you will see suggested Memories, which the app has automatically created for you.
  2. Select a Memory: Tap on See All to scroll through your Memories or select a specific Memory to play it. When you tap on a Memory, it will start playing automatically. Tap it again to see options like Memory mixes and Browse.
  3. Customize Your Memory: If you want to customize your Memory, tap on the Browse button to see all the photos within the Memory. You can select a different suggestion, replay, favorite, or share the Memory you just watched.

More tweaks to customize your Memories in Photos on iPhone

Change the Memory Mix

Memory mixes are curated combinations of photographic looks and corresponding songs that you can apply to your Memory. For each Memory, you can choose between multiple Memory mixes, or select your own look and song from Apple Music. To change the Memory mix, tap the Memory mixes button, and swipe left to scroll through different mixes. Tap the screen again to apply the Memory mix.

Change the Memory Look

If you want to change the Memory look, tap the Filters button, select a look from the Memory Looks list, and tap Done.

Change the Memory Music

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, you can change the music for your Memories by choosing from soundtracks or suggested songs. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can also access the Apple Music library and view suggested songs based on your preferences or songs played at the time the Memory was made. To change the Memory music, tap the Memory mixes button, then tap the Music button. Select a song from the list, or search for a specific song, then tap Done.


Create Your Own Memory

To create your own Memory from an album, select the album from the Albums tab or go to the Library tab and tap Months or Days. Tap the More button, then tap Play Memory Movie. While the movie plays, tap the screen, then tap the More button. Tap Add to Favorites, then tap OK. Tap the Close button.

Add People to Your Memory

You can even add people from your People album to your Memories. To do this, go to the People album from the Albums tab. Tap the thumbnail of the person, then tap the More button. Tap Create Photo Memory, and you’re done!

The Photos app on iPhone is an excellent tool for creating and storing Memories. Whether you want to customize an existing Memory or create a new one, these steps will help you do just that. So go ahead, create your own Memories, and share them with your friends and family!

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