How to Move Photos to a Custom Album on an iPad

Photos selected on an iPad

You can put photos stored on your iPad into unique albums to organize them. Whether you saved the images from online, took them directly from your camera, or copied them from a friend, you can always organize your iPad images into albums.

Moving images on your iPad into unique albums is as simple as choosing the pictures you want moved, and then picking an album to move them to. Through this process, you can even make a new album on the fly.

These steps apply to the built-in Photos app on iPad, not third-party apps that can store photos from your iPad, like Google Photos, etc.

How to Put Images Into Different Albums on iPad

There are several ways to go about this, but we'll look at the easiest, which is moving more than one picture into a different album.

  1. Open the Photos app and navigate to the Albums tab from the bottom menu.

    iPad Search photos screen
  2. Select All Photos or some other album to locate the pictures you want to add to the custom album on your iPad.

    iPad Albums page

    If you just see images and no specific album, tap the arrow at the top left of the page until you reach the main Albums page.

  3. Tap Select from the top right to enable the photos to be selected, and then tap once on each image you want included in the custom album.

    iPad photos selected in an album

    If you change your mind about a photo you've already selected, tap it again to deselect it. You can always make changes to the album later, too, to remove pictures from the album or add new ones to it.

  4. Select Add To from the top of the app.

  5. Choose an album to put those pictures into, or choose New Album to create one.

    Add to Album screen on an iPad

If you made a mistake and deleted an image that you really just wanted to remove from a specific album, you can always recover/undelete the picture.

Other Ways to Move Pictures Into Albums

The above steps are great if you need to move images in bulk, but what if there's just one picture you want to relocate into a custom album? An easier way to do that is to open that single image and use the share button at the top, and then the Add to Album button at the bottom, to complete the task.

Another way to put photos into albums on your iPad is from the Photos tab at the bottom of the Photos app. Since images are grouped in this tab by date and location, you can use the Select button next to any of the groups to quickly add all of those photos into a new album (just follow the share sheet instructions above to move them).