How to Move (Not Just Copy) Photo from Camera Roll to Album iPhone

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Have you ever had the frustration of not being able to move photos from your camera roll to album? You may be interested in “can i move photos from camera roll to album”. When you try to move them somewhere else, and then delete them on your camera roll, does your device then try to delete them everywhere? Apple’s products can be annoying like this, and sometimes you have to use a third-party application to get around these problems.

How to Move Photos from Camera Roll to Album on iPhone

There are two main ways to move your photos effectively. Let’s examine them here:

1. Manually Move Photos to Album on iPhone (for a small amount)

Step 1: On your iPhone, find the “Photo” app and tap it.
Step 2: Go to “Albums” from the bottom. To create a new album, you can hit “Edit” at the top right corner and then “+” button at the top left corner. Type the album name and tap “Save” and then “Done”.
Step 3: Go into the album you want to add photos from camera roll. Hit “Select” at the top right corner and then “Add” button at the bottom.
Step 4: Select which photos from the Camera roll that you want to add. Hit “Done” when you’re done.

As you can see, it’s not too complicated - if you want to move just a few photos. What happens if you want to move tons of them, though? What happens if you want to preview them more closely or even edit them before you transfer them?

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Manually transfer photos to album isn't always the best choice because:

  • If you want to transfer more than just a few, you’ll be tapping for ages.
  • You can’t really look at your photos closely on those tiny screens.
  • It won’t just move the photos, it will copy them to the new album, so they will take up double the space on your device.
  • If you delete the original photo from the camera roll, it will delete all the other instances of that photo.

This is where the next method can be helpful.

2. Move Photos from Camera Roll to Album on iPhone (for a large amount)

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Steps to Move Photos from Camera Roll to Album on iPhone

Step 1: Move photos from camera roll to computer

  1. Install TunesMate and launch it. Plug in your device.
  2. Click on the “Photos” tab at the top. Open the “Camera Roll”.
  3. Select the photos that you want to move to album. Hit “Export > Export to PC”.
  4. Choose the folder that you want to save the photos to, or create one.

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Step 2: Move photos from computer to album on iPhone

  1. Go to the left sidebar and right click, then choose “New Album”. Give it a name.
  2. Open up the new album, then click “Add” then “Add Folder” or “Add File” and then add the photos that you exported before from the Camera Roll.

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This will make a new album that has all of your wanted photos on them. Using this work-around, even if you delete your photos from your Camera Roll on your device, they will still remain in that new album.So you can go to “Camera Roll” and delete these photos to free up space.

There are many advantages to using TunesMate to move your photos from your Camera Roll to a new album. The biggest of course is that you can do what you want with the original photo - even delete it - and its twin in the new album remains intact. Other advantages include that you can easily save backups of those photos on your computer, and you can easily preview your photos when you’re selecting them. It’s all extremely easy.

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