Even though I’m a casual photographer at best, I like to study details when I click or come across a stunning image. Each digital image consists of specific data points, such as GPS location, the date/time the image was taken, camera exposure and settings, among other things. called EXIF (exchangeable image file format) provides data and a better perspective on a photograph and helps improve photography skills. With iOS 15, viewing metadata of photos on iPhone and iPad has become much easier. So, if you want to try this new feature, in this article we will teach you how to check EXIF metadata of images on iPhone and iPad.
Viewing Photos’ EXIF Metadata on iPhone and iPad
If your iPhone or iPad isn’t running iOS 15, can you still view the metadata of images? Yes you can! Thanks to a handy workaround, you can find the EXIF data of any photo on iOS 14 or earlier. The alternative method requires you to use the Apple Files app on your iPhone or iPad. Since the stock file manager app has been around for a few years on iOS (since iOS 11), you can also use this hack on older devices like the iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2. With that in mind, let’s get started!
Method 1: Viewing Metadata Using the Photos App on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
- start Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Now select a shape tiny from your photo library “i” info button located at the bottom.
3. Now you will see the EXIF data of the image in a section just below the date and time. It will show you many details including the device used to capture the image, camera settings, location and more.
4. If you want to set the date and time of the image on your iPhone, tap on it. Set and do your thing. Finally, be sure to tap. Set Top right again to save changes.
Method 2: Check EXIF Metadata of Images Using Files App
While the process of viewing photos’ EXIF metadata with the Files app on iPhone and iPad isn’t as straightforward as in the Photos app, the former shows more detail than the latter. So, if you are a professional or a budding photographer who likes to control the details of images to build on your strengths, you would prefer to go with the stock file manager. Here’s how you can access the metadata of images using the stock Apple Files app:
- start Photos app on your device and select picture After that, tap on whose metadata you want to view Share button select it in the lower left corner of the screen and Save to Files on the share page.
2. Now, select folder Tap on and where you want to save the image. Save in the upper right corner of the screen.
3. Next, launch the Files app and navigate to the folder where you saved the image. Later, long press the image you just recorded and then “Obtain information” in the context menu.
4. The Files app will now show general information such as image format, size, creation/modification date, last opened, saved location and dimensions. You have to tap on “.Show moreClick the ” button next to the info tag. It allows you to view detailed EXIF metadata of the image.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the stock file manager app shows a lot more details including aperture value, metering mode, white balance and renderer. Details shown by the Photos app pale in comparison to the Files app. So if you want to see in-depth information about a photo, the Files app is still a better choice.
4. After viewing the metadata of the photo, tap on it. Completed in the upper right corner of the screen to finish.
Easily Check Metadata of Images on iPhone and iPad
That is all! So you can dive into the metadata details of any photo on your iPhone and iPad. While I prefer the Files app, I welcome the addition of a built-in tool for checking EXIF metadata directly from the Photos app. The native tool makes the process extremely simple. What do you think about this new iOS 15 feature? Let us know in the comments section below.