How to Get Location from Photos on your iPhone (And Get Directions too)

How to find location from photos on your iPhone

If you have enabled the location sharing function on your iPhone, your iPhone will always be on tracking mode. This includes when you are taking photos with your camera. Every time you take a photo with your iPhone, it also includes the location data of the place where you take the photos. So, because of this feature, you can trackback the location based on the photos you have taken using your Apple Maps. Here we show you simple steps on how you can get the location including the directions from the photos you took on your iPhone.


Here are some of the top reasons why you find location from your photos.

  1. TRACKING BACK THE PREVIOUS LOCATION – If you do not have a good memory of the directions, getting the location details from a photo you have taken might be useful sometimes in the future.
  2. REMEMBERING A SPECIFIC LOCATION – Sometimes, you find a place and you just want to save the location data. This might be useful someday if you want to return to that location you have taken the photos.

So, if you are interested to learn how to get the location from photos you have taken using iPhone, here are the steps.

Step 1

In your iPhone, go to Photos

Step 2

At your photo gallery, tap at any photos that you want to know the location

Step 3

 Once the photos open, swipe your fingers upward on the iPhone screen

Step 4

A section will be shown below here that shows the GPS location data of the photo. Tap at the location’s name below here to get the details on how to get there

Step 5

Your iPhone will launch the Apple Map app once you tap on the location’s place name. Tap at “Directions” here

Step 6

Apple Map will show you how to get there from your current location. Next, tap “Go” below

Step 7

Follow the directions from Apple Map if you want to go to the location from the photo

Apple Map will also show the estimated time of arrival below and shows how far is the location from where you are.

So, there you have it – Simple steps on how you can get the location from photos on your iPhone. Please leave us a comment below on what other ways you have in saving a location using your iPhone.

Please also read our previous article on How to Extract GPS Location from Photos on iPhone