Photo Album Management Now On iPhone, iPod touch [Cydia]


Pretty much since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, users have wanted to create photo albums on their iPhone. iPhoto on the Mac lets you easily do it, various Windows photo software lets you do it, so why not on iPhone?

Currently, the only official way to create and manage photo albums on your iDevice is to manage those albums on your PC or Mac and then sync via iTunes. Well, there is good news!

For those who own a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch, a new Cydia tweak called ‘PhotoAlbums+’ lets users manage and create photo albums right in the iPhone or iPod photo app!

Once installed, the tweak adds a ‘+’ symbol in the Photos app which allows the creation of both photo albums and password protected albums. Once created, photos can be moved from the camera roll to the album and from the album to other albums or the camera roll. Albums can further be deleted with a swipe gesture.

PhotoAlbums+ also seems to sync perfectly with iTunes, so there shouldn’t be issues with managing existing or new new photos from your computer.

If you’re looking for this kind of functionality, PhotoAlbums+ is available in the Cydia Store for $2.99.


  • Anonymous

    Does this app allow us to delete the album that comes with all the pix combined?? Coz I hate that album and figure out to get rid of it unless I only create one album on top of my camera roll.

  • I wish the default iOS gallery had more management capabilities..

  • Djroy57

    I use an Iphone app called photo sort and it does everything I need, syncs with the iphone photo album, lets you create and modify albums, and allows quick and easy wi fi sync to my computer.

  • Elducker

    I love this new tweak…it should have been part of the OS from day 1. Having said that, better late than never. Only 2 things I don’t like thus far: it doesn’t play nice with iMovie (can’t import photos from new albums), and I would like to be able to sort the albums I create so that ones I frequently use could be on top. By default, they are organized by date of creation.
    Otherwise it’s silky-smooth!

  • I agree 100% I’m running clean on 4.2.1 and it’s like I’m in rehab. I keep seeing all these great tweaks and I’m struggling not to JB again. I agree that you should have been able to create photo albums, even Passworded folders for those pictures that you KNOW you shouldn’t have haha
    Also the camera, I would like to see a simple mode (what we use now) and a advanced mode were we can adjust the exposure, sharpness, ect.

    Or another idea would be for apple to release another app for 4.99 iPhoto for creating albums and all that junk

  • Cc

    But it only works on jailbroken iPhones?

  • SilverSurfer

    And you paid 2 bucks for it. Please don’t forget to mention that.

  • Djroy57

    Yeah, but for the 2 bucks I have something that works very well, and 2 bucks won’t even pay for my coffee in the morning…

  • TouTou

    i’ve upgraded to 4.2, last week, and its great, but i want to jailbreak my iphone 4 again only because i want to use facetime over 3g… its the onlything i use my jailbreak for …. lol

  • Iceblu121

    how and where did u find it in cydia store i am yet to find it i been lookin for days

  • Omar Shahid5

    i love ipods. I i can buy one!!!!!!!!!! i wish there was one for free so i can buy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liginthan

    Hey are you from Germany ?