Find date and time a photo was taken on iPhone

Someone sent you a picture and you need to know when it was taken? Can’t remember when something happened and looking for a way to find out the date and time from the photos? Some iPhone users captured photos but can’t find the time and date of when the photo was taken from the Photos app or Camera Roll. If you are using a recent iPhone or iPad model with the Files app, you can easily find out the time and date of when the photo was taken on your iPhone or iPad without any third-party apps. We will also provide you the solution to remove or hide metadata of your photos at the bottom of this article so as to protect your privacy.

Here are the steps.

Open the Photos app or your Camera Roll on iPhone, find and open the picture, tap on the action menu from the bottom left corner to bring up the menu list at the lower section on your iPhone screen. Scroll down the long menu list until you see Save to Files item. Tap on it, then choose a location or folder on your iPhone to save the image file. For example, you can save it to the Downloads folder.

After that, launch the Files app on iPhone, browse to the above directory which you have saved the picture to. You should see the date of the photo behind the picture name. If you like to view the specific time of the photo as well. Long press on the photo to pop up the action menu and choose Info from the menu list. See below screenshot.

view detailed file information in files app on iphone

You will then open the detailed information about the selected image file, including file format, size, dimensions, camera, device, date & time, etc.

check photo date time in files app on iphone

Here you can find the modified date and time, created date and time of the photo. Scroll down to find out many other detailed information of the photo, such as dimensions, resolution, color profile, device make, device model, lens model, aperture value, exposure time, etc.

Remove iPhone photo date & time

If you want to share your photos with others but don’t want them to know when the pictures were taken, you can follow these steps to remove EXIF, metadata from iPhone photos using a third-party image editor app for iOS.

4 thoughts on “Find date and time a photo was taken on iPhone”

  1. That’s not the date/time the photo was taken. It’s the date/time the file was created, which was when you selected, “Save to Files.” Pretty useless, and not what was asked.

  2. The article says “…you can easily find out the time and date of when the photo was taken…”. For something as basic as finding out the date of a file, this would NOT be classified as an “easy” process. It shouldn’t even BE a process. This is why I can’t stand ios. Not sure why people think ios is so easy to use.

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