I don’t know about you but I take a LOT of pictures with my iPhone. They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and that is definitely the case for me. One thing I loved about the iPhone is the ability to take high quality photos coupled with the ease of editing right on the device with the plethora of photography apps found on the App Store.
Before, all your photos were basically tossed together into one huge photo album on your device unless you went through the pains of organizing them on your computer first. But if you’re like me, you never did. But this has changed!
Now you can create and manage photo albums all on your iPhone. I’ll show you how!
(UPDATE: This is with an older version of iOS. If you have iOS 7 or later, the concepts in this post are still relevant despite the screenshots not matching your device.)
First things first, go to your Photos app on your iPhone.
Now click the edit button at the top-right corner of your screen. You’ll then see something like this:
Go ahead and click add located at the top-left corner and it will prompt this next screen.
Now, name your new photo album and hit save. Next you will choose what photos to add to this new album. Simply touch the photos you want to to add like I did here:
But that’s not all you can do. You can also mange the photos in your albums after creating the album; you can add more or remove photos from the album. Let’s try doing it together. Go back to your main photo album inside the Photo app called your Camera Roll.
Locate the button of the box with an arrow coming out of it, located at the top-right of your screen. Tap it. Now select the photos you wish to work with (and ultimately add to a specific album). Here’s what my screen looks like at this point:
After being satisfied with your selections, you will notice we have 4 options below to choose from. Right now we will click Add To so we can add these photos to our new album.
Here we can either make another new photo album or simply add the selected photos to an existing album. So right now we will choose Add to Existing Album. After selecting this option we will be prompted to choose what album to add these photos to.
Next select the destination album for these new photos. For me, it’s My Cat, because my cat is awesome (not biased). Then you’re done! You just added photos to an existing photo album.
But what if we want to delete some photos from an album? Well, let’s try and do just that. First, go into a photo album.
Like before, we will click the button with the box and arrow coming out of it in the top-right corner. Then start selecting the photos you wish to remove from that particular photo album. This will not delete the photos. It will only remove the photo from the album. Hence the word Remove.
Now let’s hit Remove and the following screen will be prompted:
This reaffirms you that this action will only remove the photos from this album and the photos will remain in your phone in the main photo album. Hitting Remove from Album completes the job. Nicely done!
Now go through your congested Camera Roll photo album and start organizing all those photos you’ve taken these past few months. I know I did.