How to Rename an Album in the Photos App on iPhone & iPad (2022 Update)

Here's how to change the name of a photo album on your iPhone and iPad.

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Sometimes I’ll expand a photo album or split it if it’s gotten too large. Then, I need to rename the album name to accurately describes the pictures it contains. If you’ve been wondering, "How do I rename an album in Photos," here’s how.

Related: How to Create a Photo Album on Your iPhone

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Accurate album names help you organize photos and keep them easy to access. 
  • You can change the name of albums to reflect their current content.

How to Change Album Name in the Photos App on iPhone & iPad

Can you change an album name in Apple's Photos app? Yes! Once you create a photo album and name it, it's not too late to rename an album in Photos. For more great photo album tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day

  1. Open the Photos app.

    open the apple photos app
  2. Tap the Albums tab, then tap See All

    tap see all to rename album
  3. Tap Edit

    tap edit to change album name
  4. Tap on an album name, tap backspace to delete the current name, and enter a new name.

    rename a photo album
  5. You'll see your new album name; if you're finished editing album titles, tap Done.

    change title tap done
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a 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.