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How to Create & Manage Albums in Photos

Create & Manage Albums in Photos
Written by Hassan Abbas

Create & Manage Albums in Photos: Firstly, your iPhone is a phone, but we can’t deny the capabilities of the iPhone camera. So if you use your latest iPhone to capture amazing pictures. Then you’re going to view them all in the Photos app. But over time, that pictures app becomes quite full, making it a little tougher to find the shots you like.

Also, the Photos app gives some help by organizing pictures into albums for you. However, you can do this yourself too. But if you’re newbie, then this is definitely something you’ll like to know how to do.

To help you out, this guide displays you how to create and manage albums in Photos on your iPhone.

Create and Manage Albums in Photos on iPhone

  • About the premade albums in Photos
  • Create an album
  • Add photos to an album
  • Remove photos from an album
  • Rename or rearrange albums
  • Delete an album

About the Premade Albums in Photos

As mentioned above, the Photos app gather and organizes many of your images into premade albums for you. This is quite handy for viewing your most Recent photos or those in My Photo Stream. You can also check or mark images with a little heart to pop them into the Favorites album.

Also, on the Albums tab, you’ll view options for People and Places.

So, remember to take advantage of these albums assembled for you!

Create an album in Photos

If you like to create your own album, just open the Photos app on your iPhone and then follow these instructions.

Step 1:

Initially, choose the Albums tab at the bottom and then click the plus sign at the top.

Step 2:

Select New Album.

Step 3:

Provide your album a name and click Save.

Step 4:

You can immediately choose photos that you like to add to your new album. Simply click the photos you like and press Done when you have done it. But don’t worry, you can easily add images to the album at any time. If you don’t like to add any photos right away, just click Cancel.

Now your new album visible in the Albums tab of the Photos app.

Add Photos to an Album

If you like to add images to an album, you can do this easily.

Step 1:

Choose the photo(s) you like to add.

Step 2:

Also, click the Share button at the bottom and choose to Add to Album.

Step 3:

Select the album and the photo will pop right into it.

Remember that adding photos to albums can’t erase them from the Photos tab. Merely it assembles them in another location (your album) for simple viewing.

And, you can also add photos to more than one album. For instance, you can have a photo of your child in both your Vacation and Kids albums.

Remove Photos from an Album

Maybe you have added a photo to an album by mistake and like to remove it.

Step 1:

Simply, open the album containing the photo.

Step 2:

Also, click Select, choose the photo and click the Delete (trash can) icon.

Step 3:

Select Remove from Album. If you choose Delete, this will erase the photo from all devices and locations once you confirm. So be careful not to choose this option if you only want to remove the photo from the album. If you remove a photo mistakenly, check out our guide on recovering deleted iPhone photos.

Rename or rearrange albums

If you like to provide an album a new name or modify the arrangement of your albums (in the Albums tab), here’s how.

Step 1:

Go to the Albums tab and at the top, tap See All.

Step 2:

Click Edit.

Step 3:

To rename an album, click the name and then use your keyboard to input a new one. However, to rearrange your albums, click and hold one of them, move it to its new spot, and release.

Step 4:

Click Done when you finish making your changes.

Delete an album in Photos

If you like to remove an album, you can do this from the Albums tab as well. Also, this will only remove the album. The images will still exist in other albums and the Photos tab.

Step 1:

Move to the Albums tab and at the top, click See All.

Step 2:

Click Edit and click the minus sign next to the album you like to remove.

Step 3:

Confirm that you like to remove the album by clicking Delete Album.

Step 4:

Click Done when you finish.

Note: You cannot remove the Recents, Favorites, or My Photo Stream albums created by the Photos app.


After getting the new iPhone and have already begun taking photos, taking a few minutes to get your albums created will help keep things organized moving forward. But you can also create an album and add images to it any time you like.

Do you have any queries about the albums in the Photos app on iPhone? Are you planning to create some albums to keep your images organized? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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