With the rise in popularity of photobooks and new gadgets like live photo frames, you might be looking for a way to make your photos more accessible and organized. Enter folders! With folders, photos are no longer banished to the scrolling wasteland of “All Photos,” but will have a new place to call home that makes it simple for you to find and use them.
As this is a new feature in iOS14 you may be asking yourself what the difference is between a folder and an album. The answer is that a folder contains albums. For instance, if you plan on making multiple photobooks you would start a “Photobooks” folder and then add “Vacation 2021” and “Vacation 2020” albums to that folder.
Follow the steps below to create your photo filing system.
Step 1. Open the Photos app.
Step 2. Tap the “Albums” icon on the bottom.
Step 3. Tap the “Plus” icon in the top left corner.
Step 4. Choose “New Folder” from the drop-down menu.
Step 5. Name your folder and select “Save.”
Now, to add albums to your folder:
Step 1. Select the folder from your albums menu.
Step 2. Tap “Edit” in the top right corner.
Step 3. Tap the “Plus” icon on the top left corner.
Step 4. Select “New Album.”
Step 5. Name and save your album.
After saving, you will be able to select the photos you want to add.
If you don’t want to add the photos right then, no problem! You can open the folder at any time and just tap “Add” in the top right corner. Then you will be able to choose the photos for the album.
Here is what your folder will look like with the album added.
The “All Photos” album is automatically generated and lets you see all the photos that are in that folder without having to look in each album. It really is an awesome tool that will help you use your photos more efficiently.
You may have noticed the option to “Add Folder” to your folder. Yes, you can do that! Back to the photobooks example, you can have a folder for vacations that contains an album for different years or locations. The steps are the same as above and the possibilities are endless.
Essentially, folders let you create a filing system for your photos; you can be as organized as you want to be.
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