You can search for pictures by typing in places or dates, or you can search by saying Siri where and when you want to search. Say “May 2016” and you go right away. Say “Cupertino” and you’ll be there. Combine places and times and Siri will take you wherever and whenever you want.

How to find pictures with Siri based on time

Any photo you take on your iPhone or iPad is automatically time-stamped with the date. So if you know when you took the photos you’re looking for, Siri should be able to help you find them.

Press and hold the Home Button to launch Siri, or say “Hey, Siri” if you have it available (iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7″).

Say something like “Show me the pictures from September”.

When you use time to find photos with Siri, you can even be more precise by saying a specific date, like “Show me the pictures from September 17,” or even less by simply saying a year.

How to find pictures with Siri depending on the place

Unless you have deactivated your location services, each photo taken on your iPhone or iPad is automatically stamped by location, which means that if you know where the photos were taken, Siri can find them for you.

Press and hold the Home Button to launch Siri, or say “Hey, Siri” if you have it available.

Say something like “Show me the pictures of Cupertino”.

Again, you can be as precise or as wide as you want.

You can do both!

It is worth mentioning that you can combine these methods to get better search results for Siri. If you’ve been to Rome twice, but you’re trying to show your friends the pictures from the most recent trip, you can simply say something like “Show me the pictures of Rome in May. “You can also use Siri to search for photos in folders by asking “Show me my November selfies” and Siri will search for the folder in which your selfies are automatically saved.