How to Accept Shared Album Invite on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to accept a shared album invite on your iPhone. Shared albums are a great way to collaborate and share photos with friends and family. Whether you have received an invite to join a shared album or want to learn how to accept one, we have got you covered.

Accepting a Shared Album Invite

If you have received an invite to join a shared album, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To begin, locate the Photos app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it. The Photos app icon is represented by a multicolored flower.

Step 2: Access the Shared Album Invite

Once you are in the Photos app, navigate to the “Shared” tab located at the bottom of the screen. This tab is denoted by an icon featuring three Silhouettes.

Note: If you cannot see the “Shared” tab, swipe left or right until you find it. You may need to swipe multiple times if you have many tabs.

Step 3: Select “Invitations”

In the “Shared” tab, select the “Invitations” option at the bottom of your screen. This will display all pending invites for shared albums that you have received.

Step 4: Tap on the Invite

You will now see a list of all pending invites. Locate the invite for the shared album you wish to accept and tap on it.

Step 5: Accept the Invite

A new screen will appear with details about the shared album invitation. To proceed with accepting it, tap on the “Join” button.

Note: If you do not wish to accept the invite, you can select “Decline” instead.

Step 6: Sign In (if required)

If you are not already signed in to your Apple ID, you may be prompted to sign in at this stage. Enter your Apple ID and password and tap on “Sign In”.

Step 7: Access the Shared Album

After accepting the invitation, you will be redirected to the shared album in the Photos app. Here, you can view and contribute photos to the shared album.


Congratulations! You have successfully accepted a shared album invite on your iPhone. Now you can enjoy collaborating and sharing photos with your friends and family through shared albums.

Note: The steps mentioned above are applicable for iPhones running iOS 14 or later versions. If you are using an older version of iOS, the steps may vary slightly.

  • Tips:
    • If you want to leave a shared album at any time, simply navigate to the “Shared” tab in the Photos app, select the album, and tap on “Remove Subscriber”.
    • You can also customize your sharing options for each shared album by tapping on “Shared Album Options” when viewing the album.

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