Picture the scene - you’re happily spending time with your significant other, minding your own business, when out of nowhere your iPhone decides to treat you to an unsolicited picture of you enjoying good times with an ex via your camera roll’s Memories feature.
Yep, that’s bound to turn things slightly frosty, but I have some good news - there’s an easy way to prevent this happening.
And, if you value your relationship, this tip for stopping your ex popping up unannounced on your phone is definitely going to come in handy.
So, here’s how to do it.
Head to your Photos app on your phone, then choose Albums, and then scroll down to the People & Places section.
Now the People section creepily recognises a bunch of your friends, family and former romantic partners from your snaps.
But brush over this, as you’re now going to need to select the ex you want to banish from your Memories feature.
Once you’ve selected that person, you should see three dots in the top right of the screen.
Scroll down and you’ll see an option to ‘Feature This Person Less’.
Now you’ll have two options - a hard and a soft banishment of your ex, if you will.
You can either ‘Feature This Person Less’, which means individual photos and videos of that person won’t be included in your Memories, but group photos might still be show.
If that’s not enough, you can also choose to ‘Never Feature This Person’, which means there’s no risk of group photos either.
We imagine if there’s a particularly blurry shot of your ex your iPhone’s facial recognition feature doesn’t catch, then this might still slip through the cracks, but it’s still a big improvement from where we were previously.
So, there you go, consider your relationship saved.
Unless, of course, your SO identifies any of these six dealbreakers in romantic relationships that a new study highlighted last month.
In the study, 285 college students were asked to identity the main red flags that would make them consider ending things with their partner.
They were asked to rank 49 dealbreakers that had been listed in a previous study, and the researchers ended up with a top six.
So if you’re ‘Gross’, ‘Addicted’, ‘Clingy’, ‘Promiscuous’, ‘Apathetic’ or ‘Unmotivated’, you might be getting a break up text shortly.