Organize your Photos and Videos into albums in the Photos app

Organize your Photos into albums on iPhone and never miss a moment again.

The Photos app stores all your pictures and videos in one place. While this is convenient, it also makes it a bit a mess, especially if you have a bunch of pictures and images laying around. Fortunately, there’s a way to organize your photos into albums on iPhone and iPad. You can quickly move your pictures into specific folders to separate your funny memes from your professional shots you took with your iPhone or digital camera. Here’s how!

How to create new albums in the Photos app

  1. Open Photoson your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Albums tab.
  3. Tap the + button in the upper-left corner.

  4. Tap New Album.

  5. Name the album and tap on Save.
  6. Tap photos that you want to add to the album.
  7. Tap Done.

How to create new shared albums in the Photos app

With the Photos app, you can also create an album that you can share with other people. This is really helpful if you want to have an album with your family, where you or other members can look at your pictures and even add some of their own. Here;s how you can create one.

  1. Open Photoson your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Albums.
  3. Tap the + button in the upper-left corner.

  4. Tap New Shared Album.

  5. Enter a name for your album.
  6. Tap Next.

  7. Enter the names of the people with whom you’d like to share your album.
  8. Tap Create.
  9. Tap the shared album.

  10. Tap the + button.

  11. Tap any photos that you want to add to the album.
  12. Tap Done.
  13. If you want, you can type something that goes with the pictures you added.
  14. Tap Post.

How to add photos and videos to existing albums with the Photos app

If you really want to learn how to organize your photos into albums on iPhone or your iPad, you need to know how to add photos to an existing album. Luckily, this is pretty easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open Photos on your iPhone and iPad.
  2. Tap the Library tab.
  3. Tap Days or All Photos.

  4. Tap Select.

  5. Tap on photos that you want to add to an album.
  6. Tap the Share button on the bottom left corner..

  7. Tap Add to Album or Add to Shared Album.

  8. Tap on the album to which you’d like to add your photos.

Your photos will then be added to your chosen album.

How to delete existing albums in the Photos app

One thing is to create and organize your folders, another is to delete the unnecesary folders you’ve made. Doing so is really easy and it’ll only take a few taps.

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap on the Albums tab.
  3. Tap on See all next to My Albums.

  4. Tap on Edit.

  5. Select the Album you want to delete and tap on the icon on the left of the album.
  6. Tap on Delete Album.

  7. Tap on Done.

How do you keep your photos organized?

Do you have any other way to organize your photos into albums on iPhone or iPad? Is there a particular way you like to keep your images neat and tidy? Let us know how you keep your memories, videos, and photos in order in the comments down below!

Updated November 2020: Updated for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.