How to Delete an Photo Album on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Deleting a photo album on your iPhone can help you declutter your device and free up some valuable storage space. Whether you want to remove a default album or one that you’ve created, the process is simple and can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of deleting photo albums on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

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

Step 2: Select the Albums Tab

Once you’re in the Photos app, navigate to the bottom toolbar and tap on the Albums tab. This will take you to a screen displaying all your photo albums.

Step 3: Choose an Album to Delete

In the Albums tab, scroll through the list of albums until you find the one you want to delete. Tap on it to open it.

Step 4: Tap on ‘Edit’

Now that you’re inside the album, look for and tap on the Edit button located at the top-right corner of the screen. This will allow you to make changes to this specific album.


If you want to delete a default album such as ‘Camera Roll’, ‘Favorites’, or ‘Recently Deleted’, please note that these albums cannot be completely deleted. However, their contents can be removed by following these steps.

Step 5: Delete Individual Photos (Optional)

If there are specific photos within the album that you want to remove, you can do so before deleting the entire album. Tap on each photo you wish to delete, and then tap on the Trash icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Confirm the deletion by tapping on ‘Remove from Album’.

Step 6: Tap on ‘Delete Album’

After deleting any individual photos, go back to the album’s Edit mode by tapping on the Edit button again. At the bottom of the screen, you will see a red circle with a sign next to it. Tap on this circle.

Step 7: Confirm Deletion

A pop-up message will appear asking you to confirm if you want to delete the album. If you’re sure about deleting it, tap on ‘Delete Album’. Otherwise, tap anywhere outside the pop-up box to cancel.

Step 8: Check for Deletion

Once you’ve deleted an album, it’s important to check if it has been removed from your iPhone. Go back to the Albums tab and make sure that your deleted album is no longer listed there.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted a photo album from your iPhone. Removing unnecessary albums not only helps organize your photos but also saves storage space on your device.

If you ever wish to recover a deleted photo album, remember that it is not possible through regular means. However, if you have recently created a backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud, you may be able to restore your deleted albums from there.

  • Tips:
    • If an album contains photos synced from your computer, you will need to delete them from your computer first before they are completely removed from your iPhone.
    • Deleting an album does not delete the photos contained within it. The photos will still be accessible in the ‘Photos’ tab, organized by date and location.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting photo albums on your iPhone. With a clutter-free device, you can now enjoy a more streamlined photo browsing experience!

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