How to Delete an Album on iPhone: Step-by-Step Guide

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Ted Stinson

Do you have an album on your iPhone that you no longer need? Deleting it is a simple process that will help you free up space and keep your photo library organized. In just a few taps, you can get rid of an entire album and all of its contents.

Step by Step Tutorial: How to Delete an Album on iPhone

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to note that deleting an album will remove it from your iPhone, but the photos and videos inside the album will still remain in your main photo library. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open the Photos app

Open the Photos app on your iPhone to get started.

The Photos app is where all of your pictures and videos are stored. It’s usually located on the home screen, but if you can’t find it, you can swipe down from the middle of the screen to access the search bar and type in "Photos."

Step 2: Tap on the "Albums" tab

Select the "Albums" tab at the bottom of the screen.

The "Albums" tab will show you all of the albums you have created on your iPhone. It’s where you can easily organize and access your photos.

Step 3: Find the album you want to delete

Scroll through your albums to find the one you want to delete.

If you have a lot of albums, you may need to scroll for a bit. You can also use the search bar at the top of the screen to quickly find the album by name.

Step 4: Tap on "See All" and then "Edit"

Tap on "See All" in the upper right corner and then select "Edit."

"See All" will expand the album view so you can see all of your albums. Once you’re in "Edit" mode, you’ll be able to make changes to your albums, including deleting them.

Step 5: Tap the red minus button

Tap the red minus button on the album you want to delete.

The red minus button will appear on the top left corner of the album. It’s the universal symbol for delete, so it’s easy to recognize.

Step 6: Confirm the deletion

Confirm that you want to delete the album by tapping on "Delete Album."

A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Once you tap "Delete Album," the album will be removed from your iPhone.

After completing these steps, the album you selected will be deleted from your iPhone. Remember, the photos and videos that were in the album will still be available in your main photo library, so you don’t have to worry about losing any memories.

Tips: How to Delete an Album on iPhone

  • Before deleting an album, make sure you really want to get rid of it. There’s no undo button!
  • If you accidentally delete an album, you can recover it from the "Recently Deleted" album within 30 days.
  • Consider moving any important photos or videos to a different album before deleting one.
  • Keep in mind that deleting a shared album will remove it for all participants.
  • Deleting an album does not delete the photos from your device, they will still be in your "Recents" album.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to the photos in an album after I delete it?

The photos and videos in the album will still be in your main photo library.

Can I recover a deleted album?

If you delete an album, it cannot be recovered unless it’s within 30 days and it’s in the "Recently Deleted" album.

Does deleting an album save space on my iPhone?

Deleting an album doesn’t save space since the photos and videos are still stored in your photo library.

Can I delete the "Recents" or "Favorites" albums?

The "Recents" and "Favorites" albums are default albums that cannot be deleted.

How do I delete multiple albums at once?

You cannot delete multiple albums at once. Each album must be deleted individually.

Summary

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap on the "Albums" tab.
  3. Find the album to delete.
  4. Tap on "See All" and then "Edit."
  5. Tap the red minus button.
  6. Confirm the deletion.

Conclusion

Deleting an album on your iPhone is a quick and easy process that helps you maintain a clean and organized photo library. Whether you’re decluttering your space or just want to get rid of an old album, the steps outlined above will guide you through the process without any hassle. Just remember that while the album will be gone, your photos and videos will remain safe in your main library. Keep your photo library neat and tidy by regularly managing your albums, and enjoy capturing new memories without the clutter of unnecessary albums.