Renaming Photos on an IPhone
By Jeff Grundy
The iPhone comes with many convenient and useful features, including the integrated camera that takes high-resolution photos and shoots video. When you snap photos with an iPhone, it saves them in the Camera Roll. After taking the photos, you can move them to other folders. The iPhone enables you to create or rename photo folders with a few taps. However, the iPhone does not include a feature that lets you rename the photos themselves. To rename photos on your iPhone, you must download a free third-party app from iTunes.
Rename a Photo Album
Press the "Home" button, and then tap "Photos." Tap "Edit" on the Photos screen.
Tap the album you want to rename. The iPhone on-screen keyboard pops up on the screen.
Type the new name of the album and then tap "Done."
EPhoto Transfer Free
Launch iTunes on your computer. Connect the data sync cable to the iPhone and a free USB port on the computer, and then wait for iTunes to detect the iPhone and display it in the Devices list.
Click the "Store" link on the iTunes menu bar and select "Sign In." Enter your Apple ID and password, and then click "Sign In." After you log in, the iTunes Store home page opens in the iTunes program window.
Launch your Web browser and go to the ePhoto Transfer Free page on the iTunes website (link in Resources). Click "View in iTunes" and then click "OK" if prompted. After a few seconds, the ePhoto Transfer Free app page appears inside the iTunes window.
Click the "Free" button beneath the ePhoto Transfer Free logo, and then wait for iTunes to download the app to your computer. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take a few minutes to download the ePhoto Transfer Free app.
Click "iPhone" in the Devices section of the navigation pane, and then select the "Apps" tab. Click and enable the "Sync Apps" option and select the ePhoto Transfer Free app, if there is not already a check mark next to it. Click "Apply" and wait a few minutes for iTunes to sync the ePhoto Transfer Free app to your iPhone.
Click "Eject" beside your iPhone name in the Devices list. Unplug the data sync cable from the iPhone and the computer.
Press the "Home" button on the iPhone, and then tap the "ePhoto Transfer Free" icon. Wait a few seconds for the app to build an index of photos in your Camera Roll.
Tap the photo you want to rename. Tap the "Rename" button on the pop-up menu, and then use the on-screen keyboard to enter the new file name for the photo. Tap "OK" to rename the photo.
Readdle Documents for IPhone and IPad
Open iTunes, and then connect the iPhone. Open your Web browser and go to the Documents by Readdle page on the iTunes website (link in Resources). Click "View in iTunes."
Click the "Free" button under Documents by Readdle" to download the app into iTunes.
Sync the app from iTunes to your iPhone. Disconnect the iPhone from the computer.
Press "Home" and then tap the "Documents by Readdle" app icon. Tap the Gear icon at the top of the screen to display the Readdle Settings menu, and then tap "File Manager."
Slide the "Show Photos" switch to the "ON" position, and then tap the "Documents" icon.
Tap the "Photos" folder on the Documents screen to access the Camera Roll. Select the photo you want to rename and tap the "Edit" button.
Enter the new file name for the selected photo with the pop-up keyboard, and then tap "Done."
Photo Manager Pro
Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer. Direct your Web browser to the Photo Manager Pro page on the iTunes site (link in Resources). Click the "View in iTunes" link.
Click the "Free" link in the iTunes window to download the app to the computer. Select the iPhone in the Devices list, and then sync the new app to your phone. Disconnect the phone from the computer.
Press "Home" and then tap the "Photo Manager Pro" icon. If the iPhone prompts you to allow Photo Manager Pro to access the Photo library, tap "OK." Photo Manager Pro will display all of your photo folders.
Tap the folder that contains the picture you want to rename. Tap a photo to select it, and then tap the "Actions" button.
Tap "Rename" to display the on-screen keyboard. Enter the new file name for the picture and then tap "OK."
- Cult of Mac: Quickly Rename Any Photo Album Right On Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]
- OSX Daily: How to Change Photo Album Names in iOS
- IT World: Rename Photo Albums on iPhone and iPod Touch
- Easier Mobile: ePhoto Transfer
- Readdle: Documents for iPhone and iPad
- Photo Manager Pro: How to Organize and Transfer Your Photos
Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since 1995. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Born and raised in South Georgia, Grundy holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.