Photo Info Reveals Hidden Metadata in iPhone Pictures

There are many different ways to view the Exif and GPS metadata associated with digital photos. On the iPhone, free apps such as Exif Wizard will do the trick. The jailbreak tweak Photo Info eliminates the need for a third party app, bringing new functionality directly to the stock Photos app.

iOS 8 EXIF data

Once installed, no icon will be added to the home screen. Photo Info simply adds a circular "i" button that appears when viewing photos in the stock Photos app. Tap this button for a detailed list of information stored with the image.

iOS 8 GPS data

If available, location coordinates will be listed along with the option to view this place on a map. The GPS info from the photo can even be pinpointed in the stock Maps app. A toggle enables a timestamp on each image in the Photos app, displaying the date and time the photo was taken. Overall, Photo Info is a convenient way to view Exif data for those with jailbroken devices.

Photo Info is available from the BigBoss repo on Cydia for free. To start customizing iOS, click here for instructions on jailbreaking iOS 8.0-8.1.2. Those with older firmware can jailbreak with Pangu (iOS 7.1) or evasi0n 7 (iOS 7.0). Find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.

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