How to Rearrange Albums in the iPhone Photos App

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When you create a new photo album on your iPhone, the Photos app automatically sorts that album in the Albums tab in order of when the album was created. You can rearrange the order in which your albums appear in the Albums tab by holding and dragging your albums inside the Photos app. Read on to learn how to manage how your albums appear in the Photos app on the iPhone.

Here's how to rearrange your albums inside the Photos app on the iPhone:

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  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap Albums.
  3. Tap See All.


     
  4. Tap Edit in the upper right hand corner.


     
  5. Scroll through the gallery until you find the album you want to move. (Make sure you don't tap the red delete album button!)
  6. Press and hold the center of your album. 

    Long press the album you want to move
     
  7. Continue holding as you drag the album to its new location.


     
  8. Simply release your finger to drop the album in its new location.
  9. When you are finished rearranging your albums, tap Done in the upper right hand corner.

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.