How to Delete a Photo Album on the iPhone 15: A Step-by-Step Guide


Michael Collins

Deleting a photo album on your iPhone 15 is quite simple. All you need to do is navigate to the Photos app, find the album you want to delete, and remove it with a few taps. After you complete the process, the album will no longer appear in your Photos app.

Step by Step Tutorial: How to Delete a Photo Album on the iPhone 15

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what we’re about to do. When you delete a photo album, you’re only removing the album itself, not the individual photos within it. Those photos will still be available in your main photo library.

Step 1: Open the Photos app

Open the Photos app on your iPhone 15.

Opening the Photos app is as easy as finding the icon on your home screen and tapping it. The app icon looks like a colorful flower.

Step 2: Select the ‘Albums’ tab

Go to the bottom of the screen and tap on the ‘Albums’ tab.

You’ll find this tab on the far right of the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. This is where all your photo albums are stored.

Step 3: Find the album you want to delete

Scroll through your albums to find the one you want to delete.

If you have a lot of albums, you might have to scroll for a bit. Remember, you’re looking for the entire album, not just a single photo.

Step 4: Tap ‘See All’ and then ‘Edit’

Tap the ‘See All’ button at the top right corner of your screen, then tap ‘Edit.’

The ‘See All’ button will show you all your albums in a grid view. Once you tap ‘Edit,’ you’ll be able to delete albums.

Step 5: Tap the red minus symbol

Find the album you want to delete and tap the red minus symbol that appears on the corner of the album.

The red minus symbol indicates that you can remove the album. It’s the universal symbol for deletion on iOS.

Step 6: Confirm deletion

Tap ‘Delete Album’ to confirm that you want to remove the album from your iPhone.

A small pop-up will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Remember, this action can’t be undone.

Once you complete these steps, the photo album you selected will be deleted. Don’t worry, the photos that were inside the album will still be in your main photo library.

Tips: Navigating the Photos App on the iPhone 15

  • If you can’t find the album you’re looking for, try using the search feature in the Photos app.
  • Remember, deleting an album does not delete the photos inside it; they will still be available in your main photo library.
  • Before deleting, make sure you really don’t need the album. Once it’s gone, there’s no getting it back.
  • If you have shared albums with friends or family, be mindful that deleting them will remove access for everyone.
  • Organize your photos before deleting albums to make sure you know where everything is.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do deleted albums go to the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder?

No, only individual photos or videos go to the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder. Albums just disappear.

When an album is deleted, it’s gone for good. There is no recovery option for entire albums, so make sure you’re certain before deleting.

Can I delete multiple albums at once?

Yes, you can select multiple albums to delete when you are in ‘Edit’ mode.

While in ‘Edit’ mode, just tap the red minus symbol on all the albums you want to remove, then confirm each deletion.

Will deleting an album delete the photos from my iPhone?

No, deleting an album will not delete the photos. They will still be in the ‘Photos’ tab.

This is a good thing because it means you can organize your photos into albums without worrying about losing them if you delete the album.

Can I recover a deleted album?

No, once an album is deleted, it cannot be recovered.

That’s why it’s important to be sure you really want to delete an album. There’s no safety net once it’s gone.

How do I create a new album after deleting one?

Go to the ‘Albums’ tab, tap ‘See All,’ then ‘Edit,’ and finally tap the ‘+’ button.

Creating a new album is just as easy as deleting one. You can then select photos from your library to add to the new album.


  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the ‘Albums’ tab.
  3. Find the album you want to delete.
  4. Tap ‘See All’ and then ‘Edit.’
  5. Tap the red minus symbol.
  6. Confirm deletion.


So there you have it, deleting a photo album on the iPhone 15 is a breeze once you know the steps. It’s a great way to keep your photo library organized and clutter-free. Just remember, once you delete an album, there’s no going back, so make sure you’re ready to say goodbye to that particular collection of memories. And don’t forget, the actual photos will still be safe and sound in your library, ready for you to browse through, share, or organize into a new album. Happy photo managing!