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Due to an Apple limitation, albums created from within the iPhone or iPad are read-only in CopyTrans Photo. This means that you cannot modify these albums including:

  • adding photos/videos to the album,

  • deleting photos/videos from the album,

  • deleting the album,

  • renaming the album.

If you don’t know how you ended up with a read-only album, here’s an example of how it is created on the device.

Creating an album in iPhone Photos application

Create an editable album

In order to use the full potential of CopyTrans Photo, you need create a new album on your device which you can freely modify, populate it with photos from the read-only album, then get rid of the latter.

  1. To create a new iPhone album, click on the photo icon in the top-left corner of the program window.

  2. Creating a new album on iPhone using CopyTrans Photo

  3. Give the new album a name and click on OK.

  4. Giving an album a name in CopyTrans Photo

  5. Drag and drop all photos from the old album to the new one and click on Apply changes (Press Ctrl + A to select all photos).

  6. Copying all photos from one album to another in CopyTrans Photo

  7. To get rid of the read-only album, go to the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, navigate to the Albums tab and click on See All.

  8. Now tap on Edit in the top-right corner of the screen.

  9. Finally, tap on the red circle symbol on the left of the read-only album and confirm the deletion.

  10. Deleting an album in iPhone Photos application

Transfer photos back to the Recents album

Any albums created with CopyTarns Photo, iTunes or other PC photo management software are displayed in the From My Mac section of the iPhone Photos app. These albums and the photos inside can only be edited from a PC.

If you need to edit photos located in the From My Mac section, you can easily move them back to Recents, where they become editable from your device.

Here is how to do it:

  1. In your Photo app make sure you are in the Albums tab, scroll down to the section From My Mac and select the album with the photos you want to copy to Recents.
  2. From My Mac section in iPhone Photos app

  3. When in the album, click on Select and choose the pictures you want to transfer or tap on Select All.
  4. Selecting all photos in iPhone photo album

  5. After that, click on the sharing button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, scroll down and select Duplicate.
  6. Duplicating photos from From My Mac to Recents

  7. That’s it! All the photos have been transferred to Recents.
  8. iPhone Photo app Recents album

  9. Now you can delete the album using CopyTrans Photo if you wish.

That’s all. You can now enjoy the freedom of managing your photos with CopyTrans Photo.

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.