Organizing, Sharing, and Securing iPhone Photos to Relive All Your Summer Fun

Your iPhone is always handy to take pictures of people you love enjoying time together! Summer is in full swing, and there are plenty of things to do from enjoying family picnics and swimming to backyard camping and fireworks!

But, how do you keep track of all those new images added to your photo gallery? If you have an iPhone, it’s as simple as creating separate albums. This makes them easy to find and view quickly.

Creating photo albums on your iPhone

Once you’ve sorted through some images, put them in albums and name them according to the date or event. Open the Photos app by tapping the Photos icon  on the Home screen, then:

  1. Tap Albums at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap the Add  button in the upper left corner, and select New Album
  3. Enter the New Album Name and select Save
  4. From the All Photos screen, tap the images and videos you wish to add to the Album
  5. When you’re finished, select Done
  6. Locate the New Album in your Album list

You can add and delete photos by tapping the Album in the list and opening the thumbnail view. The Select button is in the upper right corner. Choose the Add  or Delete  icon at the bottom and repeat Steps 4 and 5.     

Organizing your photos

If you need to delete an album, go to the bottom of the photo gallery screen, and tap Albums. Choose the Edit button, and tap Delete  on the left and Done.

It’s easy to change the order of albums on the Album list by tapping the Edit button. Touch and drag the Rearrange button on the right of the album name, move it to its new spot, and then tap Done.

Sharing your photos

Photos albums can easily be shared using the Shared Albums feature. We set up a shared album with my husband’s elderly aunt which was a great way to keep her up to date on our family. Each morning she would check her iPad to see if new photos had been added to the shared family album. To create a Shared Album:

  1. Tap Albums at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap the Add button in the upper left corner and select New Shared Album
  3. Enter the Album Name and select Next
  4. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to share this with. To add more use the plus sign. Select Create.
  5. Select the new Shared album and press the plus sign to add photos.
  6. Tap the photos you wish to share and when you are finished select Done.
  7. You can add a Message for the people who are receiving the invite to the Shared Album. When you are done select Post.

Using iCloud Photos on Your MAC devices

If you use iCloud Photos, albums are stored and updated automatically in the cloud when you take them. Create and organize shared albums to be viewed on MAC devices using your Apple ID. With the latest version of Apple devices and system requirements, you are ready to go!

For help understanding the basics of organizing Apple photos from your MAC device, check out our previous post. Then learn some super tips for setting up your iCloud photo library on all your devices using our step by step instructions.

Depending on the size of your photo collection, you may need to optimize your phone storage or download your original high-resolution photos to your MAC device to save space.

Getting the most out of your iPhone photo technology

Technology for our phones, computers, and apps are always changing. Organizing, sharing, and securing images using the latest iPhone and Apple tools is what I do best. Picture This Organized lets you easily relive your summer vacation memories by finding them among thousands of images in only a few taps. View them anytime you like. Grab your phone and bring on the summer celebrations!

If you have questions and need help organizing your photo collection, contact us.



4 thoughts on “Organizing, Sharing, and Securing iPhone Photos to Relive All Your Summer Fun

  1. Is there any way to keep the photos “in order” I spent lots of time putting pictures in an album and the order I wanted, then shared the album.
    On my iPhone the new shared album is still in the correct order but everyone else’s phone and shared iCloud website is scrambled….
    Not worth sharing…
    Apple bring back HomePage!

    1. Hi Ray,

      I agree that this is a frustrating situation. I believe Apple gives each user the ability to sort the way they prefer! So sorting options are by Date Added, Oldest to Newest and Newest to Oldest. I agree that having the ability to sort by name would be really helpful. However, with Shared Albums a copy of the original file is placed there. So the filenames are different than the original!

      Hope this helps!

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