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How to Sync Camera Roll Photos to Album on Your iDevice

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Most iPhone users may ever face such a condition: when they want to transfer some pictures from Camera Roll to a new-created album, the former pictures still exist on the Camera Roll. If you don’t want to have duplicated photos on your Camera Roll & Album. Here I want to show you two commonly used methods to complete the task: the first one is do the transfer manually and the second one is turning to a third party tool for help.

When turning to the first solution for help, you can transfer photos from Camera Roll to Album on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch totally for free without a third party tool. However, once you delete photos in the Camera Roll, the photos you transferred to the album will also be deleted at the same time. If you want to complete the transfer more easily and make no effect on photos in album, please turn to the solution 2 and find a professional third party tool for help. Here I will introduce you the ever best transfer tool for you and detailed steps to complete the task.

Solution 1: Transfer Camera Roll Photos to Album on Apple iDevice Manually

If you don’t want to waste time downloading and installing a third-party tool on your computer, you can transfer photos from Camera Roll to an album directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Here is iPhone as an example to show you steps:

Step 1: Firstly please turn to your iPhone and tap “Photos”, then just choose an existing album under “Photo Library”. You can also create a new album on iPhone to save photos. Then please click on the button “Edit” on top right corner of the screen. You will then see a new screen, here please click the button “Add”. After naming your album please click “Save” and then click “Done”.

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Step 2: Now you can open the album that you want to add photos and then click the icon on top right corner of the screen. You will then have four choices, please choose “Add” here and then click “Camera Roll” in the following screen to bring up all photos you ever taken. You can then check the photos you want to transfer and click on the button “Done” on top right corner of the screen. Please wait for a few seconds, you can then see all checked photos are transferred to the album successfully.

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Note: You should know that once you delete the original photos on Camera Roll, the transferred photos in album will be deleted at the same time. Thus please keep all needed photos on Camera Roll after the transfer.


Solution 2: Transfer Camera Roll Photos to Album with dr.fone – Transfer (iOS)

If you want to transfer photos from Camera Roll to Album while deleting the original photos at the same time, I recommend you the program – dr.fone – iOS Transfer (Windows) or dr.fone – iOS Transfer (Mac). With help of the program, you can not only transfer photos in an easy way, but also manage all your iPad files including photos, contacts, videos, music, SMS and more on your Apple device in just one click.

Here we provide you a free trial version of both the Windows version and the Mac version according to system of your compute. Then please install it on your computer by following the wizard and launch it by double clicking to bring up the starting window.

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Note: dr.fone – iOS Transfer works well with all iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, iPod Touch 6/5/4, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Pro and all other iPads. Please click here to find more info about supported iDevice.

Here is to show you how to handle the program and complete the task step by step. Please follow me to complete the transfer. Here is Windows version as an example.

Step 1. Set up dr.fone and connect iDevice to computer

After launching the program choose “Transfer” mode, please connect your Apple device to computer via a USB cable. The program will then detect your device immediately and display it in the starting window.


Step 2. Backup Camera Roll photos to PC for syncing Camera Roll photos to Album

To transfer photos from Camera Roll to your album, please transfer photos to your computer firstly. Then please turn to left side column of the starting window and click “Photos” to bring up all photos in your Apple device. Then please click “Camera Roll” and click the button “Export to”; or you can open your album of Camera Roll and then choose photos to click “Export to”. You will then see a pop-up window, which requires you to choose a place on your computer that you saved Camera Roll photos or exported Camera Roll album.

Step 3: Import backed up Camera Roll photos to Album now

To transfer photos from Camera Roll to another album, please create a new album first and then click “Add” in the album. Then just find the folder you save your Camera Roll photos or Camera Roll album. It is quite easy to transfer Camera Roll or the photos to the album.

Congratulations! You have now successfully transferred photos to the album on your Apple device. And you can now delete your original photos on your Camera Roll to free up more space for other files by clicking “Delete” on target photos.


In addition to transfer photos from Camera Roll to album, you can also transfer Camera Roll photos from one Apple device to another one with the help of dr.fone – iOS Transfer.

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