How to Get Shared Albums on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of constantly asking your friends to share their photos from a recent trip or event? Well, with the iPhone’s shared albums feature, you can easily collaborate and share photo albums with your friends and family.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get shared albums on iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To start using shared albums, open the Photos app on your iPhone. It’s the app with a multicolored flower icon that comes pre-installed on your device.

Step 2: Tap on “Albums”

In the bottom menu of the Photos app, tap on “Albums”. This will bring up a list of all your photo albums.

Step 3: Select “Shared Albums”

Scroll down until you see “Shared Albums” and tap on it. This will take you to the shared albums section where you can create or join existing shared albums.

Step 4: Create a New Shared Album

If you want to create a new shared album, tap on the “+” icon in the top-left corner of the screen. Give your album a name and choose people to invite from your contacts list. You can also add a comment or description for better organization.

Note:

If someone else has already created a shared album and invited you to join, skip this step and proceed directly to Step 5.

Step 5: Add Photos to Your Shared Album

To add photos to your shared album, go back to the main screen of the “Shared Albums” section and select the album you want to add photos to. Once inside the album, tap on the “+” icon in the top-left corner.

Step 6: Select Photos

You can now select the photos you want to add to the album. Tap on each photo you want to include, and a blue checkmark will appear. You can also select multiple photos at once by swiping your finger across them.

Note:

You can only add photos that are stored on your iPhone. If you want to share photos from other devices or platforms, such as iCloud or Google Photos, you’ll need to import them to your iPhone first.

Step 7: Tap “Done”

Once you’ve selected all the photos you want to add, tap on “Done” in the top-right corner of the screen. The selected photos will now be added to your shared album.

Step 8: Invite Others to Join

If you created a new shared album in Step 4, you’ll need to invite others to join. To do this, go back to the main screen of the shared albums section and select your album.

Then, tap on “People” at the bottom of the screen and choose how you want to invite others (via Messages, Mail, AirDrop, etc. ).

Note:

If someone else has already created a shared album and invited you to join, skip this step.

Step 9: Enjoy Your Shared Album!

Congratulations! You have successfully created or joined a shared album on your iPhone. Now you can easily collaborate with others by adding and viewing photos in one central location.

  • Tips for Using Shared Albums:
    • You can comment on photos in a shared album by tapping on the photo and scrolling down to the comment section.
    • Photos added to shared albums are not synced across devices. Each person will have their own separate copy of the album.
    • You can control who can add photos or invite others to a shared album by going to “People” and adjusting the settings.

Now that you know how to get shared albums on iPhone, you can easily share and collaborate on photo albums with your friends and family. Start creating memorable moments together!

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