How to Make Multiple Photo Folders on the iPhone

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How to Make Multiple Photo Folders on the iPhone
The iPhone does not allow you to create new photo folders. (folder icon. (with clipping path) image by Andrey Zyk from

You cannot create new photo folders on the iPhone, but you can create new folders in the photo program on your computer and synchronise them to your iPhone. If you do not have a photo application on your computer you can create new folders in the Finder on your Macintosh computer or in Windows Explorer on your PC. Newly created folders are known as events in your photo application; these are synchronised through iTunes and contain the pictures stored on your computer.

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Things you need

  • iTunes 8 or later
  • iPhone cable

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  1. 1

    Click the "Windows Explorer" icon on your PC's taskbar, or click the "Finder" icon on your Macintosh desktop.

  2. 2

    Open the "Pictures" folder on your PC or in the Finder. Click "File" at the top of the window. Click "New Folder" (or "New" and "Folder") to create a new folder. Create a name for the folder, and press the "Enter."

  3. 3

    Drag and drop the pictures from your "Pictures" folder to the new folder. Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your computer using the device's connector cable.

  4. 4

    Select the name of your device in the iTunes side window to open the iPhone's preferences. Click the "Photos" tab and click the check box next to "Sync Photos from." Click the arrow icon next to the menu and click "My Pictures" or "Pictures" in the menu list.

  5. 5

    Click "All Folders" to include the new sub-folders, and click "Apply" to sync the folders to your iPhone. Click "Eject" on the iPhone's tab.

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