How to Create a Shared Album on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Creating a Shared Album on iPhone

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a shared album on your iPhone. Shared albums are a great way to collaborate with friends and family, allowing everyone to contribute their photos and videos to a single album. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To create a shared album, open the Photos app on your iPhone. You can usually find it on your home screen or in your app library.

Step 2: Select the Albums Tab

Once you have opened the Photos app, navigate to the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen. This tab will display all of your existing albums.

Step 3: Tap on the “+” Button

In the top-right corner of the Albums tab, you will see a “+” button. Tap on this button to create a new album.

Step 4: Choose “New Shared Album”

A menu will appear with several options. Select “New Shared Album” from this menu to begin creating your shared album.

Step 5: Name Your Album

Next, you will be prompted to give your shared album a name. Choose a descriptive name that reflects the content or purpose of the album.

Step 6: Add People

After naming your album, you can add people who you want to invite to contribute to the shared album. You can either type in their names or select them from your contacts list.


  • If someone doesn’t have an Apple ID, they will receive an invitation via email or SMS to join iCloud and view and contribute to the shared album.
  • If someone has an Apple ID, they will receive a notification to join the shared album directly in their Photos app.

Step 7: Set Permissions

You can also set permissions for the people you invite. By default, they will be able to view and add photos and videos to the album. However, you can choose to allow them only to view the album without adding any content.

Step 8: Tap “Create”

Once you have added people and set permissions, tap the “Create” button in the top-right corner of the screen to create your shared album.

Step 9: Start Adding Content

Your shared album is now created! To start adding photos and videos, tap on the newly created album in your Albums tab. From there, you can tap on the “+” button to add content from your camera roll or take new photos and videos directly within the shared album.


  • You can also add comments and like photos within a shared album, making it a truly collaborative experience.
  • All contributors will receive notifications whenever new content is added or comments are made in the shared album.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a shared album on your iPhone. Now you can invite friends and family to contribute their favorite moments, creating a collection of memories that everyone can enjoy!

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