How to Make Folders of Photo Albums in the Photos App on Your iPhone

You can create a folder in the Photos app on your iPhone to hold multiple photo albums or folders.

Are you wondering how to organize photos on your iPhone? You can make a folder to hold multiple photo albums and other folders! Unfortunately, you can't move already existing photo albums into an album folder you create; hopefully, that feature will be added in a future operating system. Let's go over how to add a folder to the Photos app on your iPhone.

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Related: Photo Management Guide: How to Organize, Share & Store Your iPhone Photos

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How to Make Folders for Your Photo Albums on an iPhone

We've already gone over how to create a photo album on your iPhone, as well as how to rearrange and organize your photo albums. Now, let's cover how to create a folder to hold photo albums or other photo albums on your iPhone. For more great Photos app tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day. To begin:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap the Albums tab, then tap the plus sign.

    iphone photos apptap the plus sign
  3. Tap New Folder.
  4. Name your new folder and tap Save.

    tap new foldername your album folder and tap save
  5. Tap the folder to open it. 
  6. Tap Edit, then tap the plus sign.

    tap the folder to open ittap edit
  7. Tap New Album or New Folder
  8. Tap the photos you want to include in your album, then tap Done.

    tap create a new folder or create a new albumtap the photos you want to include then tap done
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.