iOS 6: Organize Your Camera Roll Photos into Albums

By many accounts, the iPhone is the world’s most popular camera for taking photos and posting on-line. If you’re like a lot of people, your Camera Roll (the collection of photos you’ve kept on your iPhone) has gotten so overgrown, it’s hard to find the photos you’re interested in. Did you know you can organize the photos in your camera roll into albums?

1. Launch the Photos app (Not the Camera app) and select the Camera Roll.

2. Tap on the Edit button on the upper right hand corner and tap on all the photos you want to assemble into an album.

Create Photo Album

3. When you’re finished selecting photos, tap on the Add To button, then select Add to New Album. Next, enter a name for the album, then press Save.

If you wish to add photos to an existing album, follow the same steps but choose Add to Existing Album instead.A photo may belong to more than one album. 

You can delete photos from an album at any time. This will not delete them from the Camera Roll. However, if you delete a photo from the Camera Roll, it will also delete them from all albums.

Note: Prior to iOS 6, the process is the same but the position and style of some of the buttons may be different.

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One thought on “iOS 6: Organize Your Camera Roll Photos into Albums

  1. With iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3, this required creating a new album. I wasn’t able to add them to an existing album that was created in iTunes and sync’d to the phone. These were visible, but not selectable. It still helped with organization, though, as the article states. It would be helpful to copy the photo so when it resolves out of the camera roll (due to number of newer photos) or is deleted from the camera roll, it’s not deleted from the camera roll. Perhaps this functionality will be added. I haven’t found a third-party app to accomplish this.

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