Quickly Select Many Photos in iOS

Select multiple photos on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Select tool in the iOS Photos app activates a multi-select feature to help you move, delete, or share several photos with a single step.

This procedure works with iOS 7 through iOS 12.

How to Select Many Photos in iOS

To select several photos simultaneously:

  1. Open the Photos app and tap Select, located in the top right corner.

  2. Tap on each photo you want to select. A small blue check mark will appear at the bottom of the selected photo.

  3. Tap the action box at the bottom left corner. It looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it. Numerous options will then appear at the bottom of the screen, everything from emailing the images to sharing them on social media or sending them to iCloud Drive. The option you select will apply to all the photos you’ve checked, so you can deal with several photos at once with just one more tap. 

    Screenshots of an iPhone's Images app with the Select, highlight checkmark, and Share menu highlighted

The things you can do with your photos depends on what apps you've configured on your iOS device.

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