Tips on your iPhone Photos App

 

Organising your photos into albums

  1. Open your Photos App and make sure that ‘Photos’ is highlighted in blue at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Just above that, you will see the option to view ‘Years’, ‘Months’, ‘Days’ or ‘All Photos’. Make sure that ‘All Photos’ is highlighted in grey.
  2. Swipe through your photos until you come across the photos that you would like to add to an album.
  3. Tap on ‘Select’ (top right) and then proceed to tap on each of the photos that you’d like to add to an album. Selected photos will appear with a blue tick at the bottom right-hand corner of the photo preview.
  4. Tap the icon that looks like a box with an upwards arrow through it at the bottom left of the screen.
  5. At the bottom of the screen you will see a list of options – tap on ‘Add to Album’.
  6. If you would like to create a new album, tap on ‘New album’ at the top of the screen. Enter a name of the album and tap on ‘Save’. The photos that you have selected will now be in your new album. If, however, you would like to add the photos that you have selected to an existing album, simply scroll through your albums under ‘My albums’ and tap on the album that you would like to add the photos to.

Creating Shared Albums

Using ‘iCloud Photo Sharing’, you are able to share an entire album of photos with another person with access to an Apple device.

  1. Open your Photos App and make sure that ‘Photos’ is highlighted in blue at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Just above that, you will see the option to view ‘Years’, ‘Months’, ‘Days’ or ‘All Photos’. Make sure that ‘All Photos’ is highlighted in grey.
  2. Swipe through your photos until you come across the photos that you would like to add to your shared album.
  3. Tap on ‘Select’ (top right) and then proceed to tap on each of the photos that you’d like to add to your shared album. Selected photos will appear with a blue tick at the bottom right hand corner of the photo preview.
  4. Tap the icon that looks like a box with an upwards arrow through it at the bottom left of the screen.
  5. At the bottom of the screen you will see a list of options – tap on ‘Add to Shared Album’.
  6. Tap on the words ‘Shared Album’ (in black writing).
  7. If you would like to add the album to an existing shared album, swipe through the list of shared albums and tap on the album that you’d like to add the photos to, and finally tap on ‘Post’. If, however, you would like to create a new shared album, tap on ‘New Shared Album’. Enter a name for the shared album and tap ‘Next’. Enter the recipients email address in the ‘To:’ box and tap on ‘Next’. Finally, tap on ‘Post’.

The recipient will receive an invitation to join your Shared Album, and upon accepting the invitation, they will be able to view the album under ‘Shared Albums’ in the ‘Album’ tab of their Photos App.

Emailing one or more photo from the Photos App

  1. Open your Photos App and make sure that ‘Photos’ is highlighted in blue at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Just above that, you will see the option to view ‘Years’, ‘Months’, ‘Days’ or ‘All Photos’. Make sure that ‘All Photos’ is highlighted in grey.
  2. Swipe through your photos until you come across the photos that you would like to email to someone.
  3. Tap on ‘Select’ (top right) and then proceed to tap on each of the photos that you’d like to send (I would choose a maximum of 3 or 4 per email). Selected photos will appear with a blue tick at the bottom right hand corner of the photo preview.
  4. Tap the icon that looks like a box with an upwards arrow through it at the bottom left of the screen.
  5. Tap on the ‘Mail’ icon (it looks like a white envelope).
  6. A new email will appear, with the photos attached to the ‘body’ (main section) of the email. Tap in the ‘To:’ box and start typing the name of the recipient and tap on the correct email address as it appears in the search results. Note you can repeat this several times if you’d like to send the photos to more than one person.
  7. Tap in the ‘Subject’ box and enter a subject for the email.
  8. Tap just above the photo(s) and type a message if you would like to.
  9. Tap on the blue send button (upwards arrow) at the top right of the screen.

Deleting multiple photos efficiently

  1. Open your Photos App and make sure that ‘Photos’ is highlighted in blue at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Just above that, you will see the option to view ‘Years’, ‘Months’, ‘Days’ or ‘All Photos’. Make sure that ‘All Photos’ is highlighted in grey.
  2. Swipe through your photos until you come across some photos that you would like to delete.
  3. Tap on ‘Select’ (top right) and then proceed to tap on each of the photos that you’d like to delete. Selected photos will appear with a blue tick at the bottom right-hand corner of the photo preview.
  4. Tap on the delete icon (looks like a bin) at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.