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How to Organize iPhone Photos in 5 Simple Steps or Less


When you have an iPhone, you can easily take hundreds of photos of family and friends as you go about your day. But taking all these photos crowds up your Camera Roll, making it difficult to find individual images in a pinch. If you’re tired of scrolling through your photo library, here’s how to organize iPhone photos on your phone and computer.

Creating iPhone Photo Albums

  1. To organize photos on iPhone, first launch your Photos app.
  2. Tap the plus sign (“+”) icon on the top left side of the screen.
  3. Enter a name for your new album and tap ‘Save.’
  4. Your phone will ask you to move photos to the album. To select a photo, just click on it. If you click on a photo by mistake, click on the photo again to deselect it.
  5. After you’ve chosen all the photos you want for your new album, tap ‘Done.’

Adding Photos to an Album

  1. Launch the Photos app.
  2. Go to your Camera Roll and tap ‘Select.’
  3. Choose the photos you want to add to your album.
  4. Tap ‘Add to’ on the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select the album you want to send your photos to.

Deleting Albums

  1. Launch the Photos app.
  2. Tap ‘Edit’ on the top right side of the screen.
  3. Tap the red minus sign (“-”) icon next to the album you want to delete.
  4. Tap the red ‘Delete’ button.
  5. When prompted, tap ‘Delete Album.’

Organizing iPhone Photos on a Mac with iCloud Photo Library

  1. Check to make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of the OS X Server. To do this, go to the Apple Menu and choose ‘Software Update.’ Your computer will tell you if there’s a new update to install.
  2. Go to the Apple Menu and choose ‘System Preferences.’
  3. Click iCloud Drive.
  4. Enter your Apple ID. You’ll be taken to iCloud’s Services page.
  5. Check the box next to ‘Photos,’ and your devices will sync.

Organizing iPhone Photos on a PC with iCloud for Windows

  1. Download iCloud for Windows. The link can be found on Apple’s website.
  2. Once iCloud for Windows is downloaded, sign in with the Apple ID you used to create your iCloud account.
  3. You will be asked which iCloud services you’d like to enable. Check ‘Photos,’ and click ‘Apply.’

Other Ways to Organize Your Photos

The iCloud can be useful for instant syncing of photos, but chances are you’ll eventually run out of available memory. You can either opt to purchase a monthly storage plan, or look into other long term, low cost solutions. This includes:

While some of the ideas above are a good solution, none of the above come with automatic organizational features like tagging, face recognition and multi-device syncing. If you’re looking for something less cumbersome, you can now preserve all your memories in one spot using Shutterfly’s free unlimited photo storage. With the ability to upload across multiple devices and instantly auto-tag, your photos are quickly organized and ready when you need them.

If you’re looking for a way to make your Camera Roll less cluttered, follow these tips for organizing iPhone photos. Don’t forget to sign up for the Shutterfly app so you can upload, save and print your photos on the go. Also, once all your iphone photos are organized, you can easily make a iphone case with Shutterfly. We carry a variety of offerings like custom iphone 7 cases and more so that you can personalize your items with the special images you just spent so much time organizing!