iPad Tip: How to Change the Name of An Album in the iPad Photos App


A student in my online class asked this question:

I recently created an album and moved some pictures into it. I now realize that I misspelled a word in the album title. I can’t figure out how to edit the album title?

Here’s how to change the album name:
Go to Albums tab in the Photos app
Tap the Edit button in upper right
Tap once on the name of the album
The keyboard appears
Edit the name and make the necessary changes
Tap Done on the keyboard when you are finished

Don’t tap the delete button on the album image. That button is for deleting the album, not for changing the name.

When the keyboard pops up, it may cover up the album name. If so, just scroll the visible part of the screen up until you can see and rename the album.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 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 this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons