iOS 8.1 to Bring Back Classic ‘Camera Roll’ to the iPhone [PICS]


With iOS 8, Apple modified the way photos are shown within Photos. By default your most recent images are shown in Collections where they appear as Moments by date and location.

As for albums, they are shown with a ‘Recently Added’ and ‘Recently Deleted’ folders, making for an extra step to delete images with the latter.

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If you missed the classic Camera Roll you’ve learned to love over the years, don’t fret, because it’s back as shown in iOS 8.1 beta to developers. Below you can see Camera Roll now appears under Albums, instead of the previous ‘Recently Added’; Recently Deleted still remains though.

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The return of Camera Roll should make things less confusing for users who were resistant to the new and slightly awkward change.

iOS 8.1 beta also was discovered to include details for Apple Pay, with sources claiming yesterday the mobile payment service is set to launch on October 20 in the US.


  • WatDah

    Yes, Please!

  • Crosseyedmofo

    can confirm, it does

  • jabohn

    Does it work just like it did before? I just want a list of photos and videos I took with my iPhone without my synced albums from my computer in the mix just like iOS 7 and prior.

  • Yes, camera roll will show videos and photos together.

  • Thank you Apple.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Good. It was stupid to scroll through page after page with only a few images on each page. Made no sense and was incredibly inefficient.

  • Dan Kennedy

    I’m really amazed that they took it out in the first place. Who wants to only see the photos they took with their iPhone for 30 days, and anything older than that mixed in with the 1000’s of pictures sync’ed from your computer. Who tested that???

  • HooDatty

    Is it official though? Or is it just there “for now”?

  • It’s there, but of course anything can change with future betas.

  • Riddlemethis

    You know, everyone can criticize Apple all they want. Yes, they can make some pretty stupid decisions at times; however, no matter what, Apple actually listens to their customers and others. While they may not always implement what people want, they at least hear what they’re saying. Google on the other hand, doesn’t give a rat’s ass and they do whatever they see fit. Nobody can contact Google, nevermind have them change things.

  • Maybe now they’ll listen to us and bring back the iPad Music app from iOs 6. The music app now is just horrible on the iPad and I still haven’t found a third-party app that brings the functionality of the native iOs 6 music app (on iPad).

  • This is a needed fix. Can’t wait to see my Camera Roll back again. Also, they should bring back My Photo Stream too.

  • im running 8.1 and i dont have Camera roll…just all photos but its only showing 1450 of the 5000+ i have on my phone

  • Bean Bob

    For iOS 8 users SixAxis LLC has created an app called “CamRoll for Photo Album” that automatically creates an actual album called Camera Roll in your photo app and add all your photos and videos to it.

  • Jeff Perry

    My biggest gripe is the loss of the Events folders/albums when using the Camera Connection Kit. Previously, all my DSLR uploads were placed in secure folders organized by shoot date, and now they are all uncerimoniously dumped into the camera roll. Yes you can see them inthe Photos app by date, but most other apps can not, they see the enitre camera roll and now uneditted images are comingeled with edited ones. It is just an absolute mess. Why does Apple think the always know best as to what people don’t need. I can see making improvements, but to delete functions, is just so stupid.