How to Accept a Shared Album on iPhone

Alicia Santos

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How to Accept a Shared Album on iPhone

Sharing photos and albums with friends and family has become incredibly easy with the advent of iPhones. Apple’s iCloud Photo Sharing feature allows you to create shared albums and invite others to contribute. If someone has invited you to join a shared album, here’s how you can accept it on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To begin, locate and open the Photos app on your iPhone. You can usually find it on your home screen.

Step 2: Tap on “Shared” Tab

In the bottom menu of the Photos app, locate and tap on the “Shared” tab. This tab is represented by an icon that looks like a rectangle with an upward arrow inside.

Step 3: Choose “Shared Albums”

In the top menu of the “Shared” tab, choose “Shared Albums”. This will show you all the shared albums that you have been invited to.

Step 4: Accept the Invitation

In the list of shared albums, find the album that you want to accept. Albums that have pending invitations will be marked with a notification badge. Tap on the album to open it.

If there is an invitation waiting for your acceptance, you will see a message at the top saying “You are invited to join this album“. Tap on ““Join”” or ““Accept”” button next to it.


  • If you don’t see any invitation message at the top, it means that you have already accepted the shared album.
  • If you accidentally declined an invitation and want to join the album, you can ask the person who invited you to send the invitation again.

Step 5: Start Enjoying the Shared Album

Once you have accepted the shared album, it will appear in your “Shared Albums” list. You can now view and contribute to it just like any other album in your Photos app.

Note: Depending on the privacy settings set by the album creator, you may be able to add, delete, or comment on photos within the shared album. Make sure to respect any guidelines or restrictions set by the creator.

In Conclusion

Accepting a shared album on your iPhone is a simple process that allows you to join in on capturing and sharing memories with your friends and family. By following these steps, you’ll be able to easily accept invitations and enjoy contributing to shared albums on your iPhone’s Photos app. Happy sharing!

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