How to Add New Albums in the Photos App on the iPad & Add Photos to the Album


UPDATED 04/2014

A student in my online Master Class recently asked how to add an album in the Photos app on the iPad and move photos to a new album. The same question recently came up in one of my on site workshops. Here are directions.

To add a new album on the iPad:
Go to Photos > Tap Albums > Tap Edit >.
Tap the + symbol in the upper left to add a new album.
Give the album a title and tap Save.

To copy pictures to an existing or new album:

  • select the album you want to copy the pictures from
  • tap the Select button in the upper right
  • tap the pictures you want to move (blue checkmarks)
  • tap the Add To… button

You can add these to an existing album or add to a new album

You can only copy photos to albums you’ve created on the iPad, not to albums that were synced from your computer. Those albums will be greyed out. You also can’t move photos to the Camera Roll. That’s reserved for use by the iOS for taking pictures, videos and screen shots with the iPad.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy


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