How to Rename Photos on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you often find yourself struggling to keep your iPhone photo library organized? If so, one simple solution is to rename your photos.

By giving your photos descriptive and unique names, you can easily search for them and locate specific images whenever needed. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of renaming photos on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Photos app on your home screen. The Photos app is represented by a multicolored flower icon. Tap on it once to open.

Step 2: Select the Photo

Once you have opened the Photos app, navigate to the album or section where the photo you want to rename is located. Tap on that album or section to open it, and then find the specific photo you wish to rename. Tap on the photo once to select it.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Edit’

You should now see various options at the bottom of your screen. Look for the ‘Edit’ button and tap on it. The ‘Edit’ button is represented by three horizontal lines enclosed in a circle.

Step 4: Tap on the Existing Name

After tapping on ‘Edit’, you will see an input field containing the current name of your photo. This field is usually located at the top of your screen, right above the photo itself. Tap once within this input field to select and edit its contents.

Step 5: Enter a New Name

Now that you have selected and activated the input field, proceed by typing in a new name for your photo using your iPhone’s virtual keyboard. You can use any combination of letters, numbers, and special characters to create a unique name that describes the content of your photo.

Step 6: Save the Changes

Once you have entered the new name, tap on the ‘Done’ button usually located at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will save your changes and apply the new name to your photo. Congratulations, you have successfully renamed a photo on your iPhone!

Additional Tips:

If you want to rename multiple photos at once, you can use the ‘Select’ option in Step 2 to choose multiple photos before proceeding with Steps 3 to 6.

Remember, renaming a photo on your iPhone does not affect its original file name or extension. It only changes the display name within the Photos app.


Renaming photos on your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to keep your photo library organized and easily searchable. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can quickly rename individual or multiple photos with just a few taps. Take control of your photo collection and never struggle to find a specific image again!

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