How to Create a Photo Album on Your iPhone

 How to Create a Photo Album on iPhone

Apple’s iOS Photos app has a few default photo albums that automatically organize the photos you have on your iPhone. But what if you’d like to create a new photo album? Or perhaps you’d like to organize those photos into albums that make sense to you. Thankfully, your built-in Photos app does just that, allowing you to place your pictures into specific albums that you create yourself. Here’s how to create a photo album on your iPhone.

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You can create various photo albums in the Photos app depending completely on how you’d like to organize your shots. Let’s say you want to create a photo album for your favorite macro shots. To do this:

  • Open the Photos app.

  • Select Albums.

  • Tap the + symbol.

  • Select either New Album or New Shared Album.
  • Give your new album a title you like and tap Save.
  • You can now select photos to add to the new album and tap Done when you're finished. Or, tap Done and add photos later.

Your created album will now appear in the list of your other albums.

How to Add Images to Your Photo Album (in the future):

  • Open the Album with the images you want to add to a different Album.

  • Tap the pictures you want to add. Then tap Add To, and select your desired album. Your photos are now in that album.

How to Delete a Photo Album:

  • In the Photos app, navigate to Albums.

  • Tap Edit in the top right corner.

  • Tap the red circle on the album you want to delete.

  • Tap Delete Album.

Now you can add photos to a new album. Have fun organizing your photos!

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Rheanne Taylor

Rheanne Taylor is the Senior Video Producer of iPhone Life. Before discovering her love for video production, Rheanne was the Managing Editor. In her 6+ years at the company, Rheanne has helped produce 19 issues of iPhone Life magazine, edited countless podcasts, and produced over 1,000 educational videos showing people how to get the most out of their Apple devices. She continues to be a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine, using her 10+ years of photography experience to create content primarily covering photography tips and photography gear. Rheanne is a passionate photographer both in and outside of work and loves to remind people that they don't need a fancy camera in order to capture beautiful shots—her most recent photography show featured work mainly shot on an iPhone!

Rheanne holds a bachelor's degree in Literature & Writing from Maharishi International University. When she isn't overseeing video content, she loves drinking tea, holding up traffic by taking entirely too many photos of bugs, and hanging out with her Instagram famous cat Wesley (IG: wesley_the_pirate_cat).