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Those of us who like to keep things organized know how pleasant is the feeling, when you have all your photos sorted out. In this article, we examine the easiest possible way how to organize photos on iPhone. Who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two.

Best way to organize photos on iPhone

If you ever dealt with the awkwardness of iTunes functionality, search no further. We built our own tool, CopyTrans Photo, which will keep it simple and let you play with your photos as you wish.

Click on the feature that interests you the most:

Organize photos on iPhone or iPad iTunes CopyTrans Photo
Add photos to iPhone from PC
Add more than 1 folder at a time
Create new albums
Rename albums
Rearrange photos inside an album
Change the album cover
Help print pictures from iPhone
Other features
Transfer photos and videos from PC to iPhone
Transfer photos and videos from iPhone to PC
Delete selected photos and videos from iPhone
Play Camera Roll videos
Convert HEIC images to JPEG
Move full-resolution photos from PC to iPhone without loss of quality


How to create an album on iPhone

iTunes let’s you sync only one photo folder at a time. If you sync another folder, the previous images will be gone! Truly generous of you, Big Brother!

CopyTrans Photo, on the contrary, shows all your photos added from PC under “Photo Library” and lets you manage multiple folders.

⚡ For more info, see the difference of Camera Roll vs Photo Library.

  1. First download and install CopyTrans Photo:

    Add photo albums to iPhone

    If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, please refer to the installation guide.

  2. Connect your iPhone to PC. The program will show your existing iPhone photos on the left, and PC photos on the right.

    ➕ The leftmost and rightmost panes are for navigation; use them to switch between different folders and albums.

    iPhone Photo Library in the interface of CopyTrans Photo

  3. To add a new photo album, right-click on the empty space under the album list and select to create an album.

    Create new iPhone photo folders in CopyTrans Photo

  4. Give the new album a name and click OK. A new album will appear on the list, and it will be empty.

    Enter the name of new album in CopyTrans Photo

  5. To add photos to the new album, select the images from the folder in the PC pane and drag and drop them into the iPhone “your new album” pane, from right to left.

    ➕ To select all the images in a folder use Ctrl+A shortcut on the keyboard.
    ➕ To select several single photos, click on them one by one while holding down Ctrl.

    Populate an iPhone album from PC

  6. Don’t forget to Apply changes!

    Apply changes button in CopyTrans Photo

  7. The new album and its photo contents are added to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

    NOTE: Look for your images in “FROM MY MAC” section. Due to Apple limitations, Camera Roll stores only photos or albums that were created on the iPhone.

    A new album created on iPhone

  8. ✅ You can also import these albums to Camera Roll where they will be much easier to manage.


Copy photo albums from PC to iPhone

If you already have photo albums organized on your computer and you would also like to have them on your iPhone, there is nothing simpler.

  1. Launch CopyTrans Photo and navigate to Photo Library in the leftmost pane.

    iPhone photos in CopyTrans Photo interface

  2. Select one or more folders on your PC that you would like to turn into iPhone albums. Then, drag and drop them to the left half of the interface.

    Add photo albums from PC to iPad

  3. Don’t forget to apply changes!

    Apply changes in CopyTrans Photo

  4. The folders along with the photos inside are automatically imported to your iPhone.

    NOTE: Look for your images in “FROM MY MAC” section. Due to Apple limitations, Camera Roll stores only photos or albums that were created on the iPhone.

    Photo albums added from PC to iPhone

  5. ✅ You can now import these albums to Camera Roll where they will be much easier to manage.


How to change album name on iPhone

This method will work for albums added to your Photo Library.

To change the name of an album on iPhone through PC:

  1. Launch CopyTrans Photo and connect your device, as shown in the previous sections. Wait until all the albums are loaded:

    iPhone albums in the interface of CopyTrans Photo

  2. If you want to rename an existing album in Photo Library, right-click on it, choose “Rename album” and change it as you please.

    How to rename album on iPhone


How to organize iPhone photos on computer

Rearranging Camera Roll photos within albums is easy enough and can be performed on device. But you are not here for that, are you?

This method will work for photos added to iPhone from your PC. ⭐

  1. To sort and organize photos on iPhone from PC, download and install CopyTrans Photo:

    Get CopyTrans Photo

    If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, please refer to the installation guide.

  2. Connect your device. Once the photos are loaded, you can rearrange photos in Camera Roll or Photo Library for more convenience. Select one of the main directories, right-click on the working area and choose “Sort by”.

    Here’s how to organize photos on iPhone by date, name, etc.:

    How to organize pictures on iPhone by date, name or size in CopyTrans Photo

  3. To organize photos inside an album, open it using the folder tree on the left (the album must be shown under Photo Library).

    Select an album to change the order of photos on iPhone

  4. Select one or multiple photos, then drag and drop them to the location of your choice.

    ➕ To set a Key photo for the album, choose an image and drag it to the first position.

    How to put pictures side by side on iPhone

  5. Apply changes.

    Apply changes and change the key photo in Phone photo album

  6. Your iPhone photos are positioned in a new way and the Key photo is changed too!

    ✅ If you copy this album to Camera Roll later, the photos will be added in the same order.

    Photos organized on iPhone


How to print photos from iPhone

If sending countless emails to yourself with pictures you want to print doesn’t work for you, here is a way that will not cram your inbox and allow you to transfer as many pictures as you want.

Here’s how to print pictures from iPhone:

  1. Launch CopyTrans Photo and connect an iOS device as demonstrated above.

  2. Select the photos you need in the iPhone pane. Select the destination folder on PC in the rightmost pane.

    ➕ To select all the images in a folder, press Ctrl+A on the keyboard.
    ➕ To select several single photos, click on them one by one while holding down Ctrl.

    Album photos selected in CopyTrans Photo interface

  3. If you’re not printing from home, it may be best to transfer the pictures in JPEG.

    Just go to More -> Settings and choose Transfer in most compatible format.

    ➕ If you’re printing from home, just install CopyTrans HEIC (free plugin) and you’ll be fine.

    Transfer iPhone photos for print in JPEG

  4. When ready, drag the images to the working area on the right.

    How to print photos from iPhone using CopyTrans Photo

  5. Apply changes.

    Apply changes upon iPhone album transfer

  6. Done! Now, navigate to the right folder on your PC -> select the image(s) -> right-click on them -> select Print.

    Print iPhone photos from PC transferred by CopyTrans Photo

  7. Choose the printer, the orientation, the size of the image and finalize your choice.

    Print pictures from iPhone on Windows 10

  8. Your photos are ready and printed. Enjoy!

    Live Photo printed from iPhone

If you like to move photos freely between your iPhone and PC, CopyTrans Photo is the best way to manage photos on iPhone. If you want to discover more of what it can do, see our related articles below.

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Irina is a marketing and tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market, who dyes her hair in the color of her cats' fur (future cat lady detected) and enjoys sitting on her balcony on a rainy day reading books, watching TV shows, playing video games and drinking hot chocolate. With marshmallows.