How to Change The Name of A Photo Album on iPhone or iPad

Think one of the albums is not named appropriately? No problem, you can easily rename any album in Photos app on your iPhone and iPad to make it a bit easier to access related pics.

Maybe naming that album “Picnic” wasn’t really a good idea? There are many times when an album begins to contain pictures that the name of the album doesn’t describe well. In those cases, it’s best to change the name of the album on your iPhone accordingly so that you can quickly access your particular memories.

One thing you need to know that you can’t change the name of the default albums like Camera Roll, Screenshots, People, Recently Deleted, Live Photos, My Photo Stream, Animated, Selfies, Videos and Places. You will be able to rename only custom folders—either the ones which have been automatically generated based on particular app like Instagram or the ones you have made.

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How to Change Name of Photo Album on iPhone-iPad

How to Rename Albums in Photos App on Your iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open the Photos app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the “Edit” button on top-right corner.

Tap on Edit in Photos App on iPhone

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Step #3. Now, just tap on the name of the album that you want to rename.

Tap on Photo Album you Want to Rename on iPhone

Make sure to tap exactly on the text so that the editing option shows up.

Step #4. Next up, rename the album → In the end, tap on “Done” on top-right to confirm the change.

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Rename Photo Album on iPhone

That’s it. Your job’s done.

Any questions?

Photos app has really improved in recent times. It’s become more functional and allows you to not just relive your memories but also edit your shots neatly. What’s more you can make slideshows, use Markup tool to decorate your pics to your best liking.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


  1. When I click “Edit”, all of the albums, which were “brightly colored” before I clicked, suddenly become “greyed-out” and are unresponsive to anything. iPad, IOS8.1

  2. Is there a way to edit the photo’s name (not the albums but individual pic)? Pap instead of a phone name of “jpg 123456”, I can have a photo name of “milk”. Thank m

  3. Holy spell check slaughter – sorry.

    Is there a way to edit the photo’s name (not the album but individual pic)? So instead of a photo name of “jpg 123456”, I could name it “milk”. Thank.


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