How to organize photos and videos into albums on your iPhone or iPad

How do you create photo and video albums on iPhone and iPad? Right in the Photos app!

The Photos app on iPhone and iPad gives you quick and easy access to all your pictures and videos. Camera Roll/All Photos, My Photos Stream, Panoramas, Videos, even Selfies all have their own, dedicated albums. While you can't change or delete any of those, you can add and manage albums of your own. That way, exactly the photos you want are exactly where you want them.

How to create new albums with the Photos app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on Albums in the far-right bottom navigation (if you aren't there already).
  3. Tap on the Add button (looks like a "+") in the upper left hand corner.

    Launch Photos, tap Albums, tap add

  4. Name the new album
  5. Tap Save.
  6. Tap on all the photos or videos you'd like to add to that album.
  7. Tap on Done in the upper right hand corner.

    Enter an album name and tap Save, tap to add photos to add them, tap Done Your new album will now appear in the Albums tab.

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

  1. Launch the Photos app from your home screen.
  2. Tap an album to view its contents.
  3. Tap Select at the top right.

    Launch Photos, tap an album, tap Select

  4. Tap on all the photos or videos you'd like to add.
  5. Tap on Add to at the bottom.
  6. Tap the album you want to add the photos or videos to, or choose New Album to create a new album.

    Tap photos, Add to, choose an album

You can create albums or anything, temporary or permanent, based on people, places, trips, types, and more!