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

Create custom folders in the Photos app to sort your albums and photo 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

For more great Photos app tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day. To create custom Photos app folders, follw these steps:

  1. Open the Photos app.

    iphone photos app
  2. Tap the Albums tab, then tap the plus icon.

    tap the plus sign
  3. Tap New Folder.

    tap new folder
  4. Name your new folder and tap Save.

    name your album folder and tap save
  5. Tap the folder to open it. 

    tap the folder to open it
  6. Tap Edit, then tap the plus icons.

    tap edit
  7. Tap New Album or New Folder

    tap create a new folder or create a new album
  8. Tap the photos you want to include in your album, then tap Done.

    tap the photos you want to include then tap done

Now you can keep your folders and albums organized to make finding the exact photos you're looking for much easier. How many photo albums do you have on your iPhone? Do you this this will come in handy for you?

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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.