How To Find Liked Photos On iPhone

A picture is definitely worth a thousand words. We all have that picture that we rate higher than everyone else. It could be the picture you took while you were on vacation, maybe it was a pic of a bizarre event you stumbled on, it may even be a picture of an aesthetically pleasing cloud you saw. 

Whatever it is, it prompted you to like the photo and you had set it to be among your liked or favorite photos on your iPhone and now you’re wondering how to find it.

It’s actually quick and easy to find liked photos on your iPhone and we’ll show you the different methods you can use to search for it.



Your liked photos do not magically disappear from your iPhone. They are just specifically sent to a location where all of your liked photos would be gathered. This location is usually called “favorites” and it is usually an album on the photo app on your iPhone. 

The photos app on your iPhone is usually categorized into different albums. Basically, all your liked photos get organized into the favorite album in the photos app on your iPhone.

This makes it easy for you to find most of your liked photos without having to search through all the folders and locations on your iPhone to find the liked pictures when you need them.

This unique album makes it really easy for you to access all the photos you might have liked. With that said, how do you actually find the liked photos on your iPhone?


As we said, it is quite easy to find photos on your iPhone and we’re going to show you two easy methods that are very applicable. All you need to do is work your way through the photos app on your iPhone. If you’re still curious on how to find the liked photos, follow the methods and steps below to find them right away: 

The first method:

This method usually involves navigating through the photos app to get to the album. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open the photos app on your iPhone.
  2. On the bottom of the screen you will see an option for “album”, tap on it.
  3. You will see different albums on your photo app, scroll down and you will find the “liked” album.
  4. Tap on it.


The second method: 

This method doesn’t really need you to navigate through the photos app. All you have to do is make use of the search bar and you can directly find the liked photos. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open the photos app on your iPhone.
  2. From the bottom of your screen, swipe up so you can access the search bar.
  3. Type in “liked” or “favorites”.
  4. The liked album should appear, tap on it.


It’s that quick and easy. You can now see all of your liked photos in the “favorites” album through the photos app. If you wish to add more liked photos to the album you can do so and easily use the above steps to find them. 

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Your photo becomes a liked photo after you personally mark it as one. To do this, you can just tap on the heart icon found at the bottom of the picture you want to like.

You can do this while viewing the picture on the photo app or immediately you finish taking a picture and it will be classified as a liked photo.

Another method is to long press the picture while you’re in the camera roll and you will see a list of available albums you can group it into. All you have to do is tap on the “favorites” album and you have successfully added it as a liked photo.

When you see that the heart icon is ticked, your photo is now classified as a liked photo. The heart icon should be displayed with a green color, this is how you usually know that it has successfully been classified as a liked photo and you can use the above steps to find it if you want.


If you can’t find your liked photos, there could be lots of reasons why. One of them is that you might have mistakenly deleted it from your photo album. This mistake is pretty common and a lot of people do not realize it.

You should check on the deleted album on your photos app. To do this, Open the photos app on your iPhone, tap on albums and scroll down. You should see the recently deleted album, check to see if your liked picture is in there. When you find the picture you can restore it back by clicking on “recover”.

Another reason you can’t find your liked photos is that it is probably in the hidden album in the photos app. To check on I, open the photos app, click on albums and scroll down until you see the option labeled “hidden”. Tap on it, you should be able to find the missing picture there.



With the above steps you should find it very easy to find your liked photos on your iPhone. It is pretty easy and you can choose to group all of your favorite pictures by liking them.

This will arrange all of them in the favorites photo album which makes things a whole lot easier if you’re trying to search through the photo apps looking for your favorite pictures you had saved for the past week or month.

So while you are out on a vacation and take a photo or maybe you just took some random pic you loved and then marked them as your liked photos, you shouldn’t have any issues trying to find them after reading this article.

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