Pictures

Add or delete albums

You can view and delete picture albums on your phone, but you'll want to install the Zune software on your PC for most of your serious organizing—creating, renaming, and syncing albums. The first time you connect your phone with your computer, the Zune software automatically copies the pictures on your phone to My Pictures in Zune and to your computer's Pictures library. Later, you can choose whether you want to sync your albums automatically or manually.

Note

If you have a Mac, you can use the Windows Phone app for Mac to sync your pictures and videos.

To view albums

  • Do one of the following:

    • On your phone, on Start, tap Pictures, and then tap Albums.
    • Connect your phone to your computer, start Zune, and then click Phone > Pictures.

To create a new album

  1. Connect your phone to your computer.

  2. Start Zune, and then click Collection > Pictures.

  3. Right-click an album, and then click New album.

    Creating a new album
    Creating a new album in the Zune software

To sync an album with your phone

  1. Connect your phone to your computer.

  2. Start Zune, and then click Collection > Pictures.

  3. Under Albums, drag an album over to the phone. You'll see the sync progress in the lower left corner of the Zune window.

    Sync list on Zune software
    Sync list on the Zune software on your computer

Tip

  • To choose how Zune syncs your albums (and other media), click Phone > Settings > Sync options. You can automatically sync selected items or all albums, or just sync manually. To learn more about syncing with Zune, see Sync music, pictures, and videos.
Sync options in the Zune software
Sync options in the Zune software

To delete an album from your phone

  1. On Start, tap Pictures, and then tap Albums.

  2. Tap and hold an album, and then tap Delete.

Notes

  • The album is deleted from your phone, but it's still on your computer.
  • You can't delete a Facebook or SkyDrive album from your phone. To delete online albums, you'll need to delete them from the service they were created in.

To remove an album from your computer

You can only remove an album from your computer using the Zune software.

  1. Connect your phone to your computer.

  2. Start Zune, and then click Collection > Pictures.

  3. Right-click the album you want to remove, click Delete, and then click OK. If you have set the album to sync automatically, it will also be deleted from your phone.

To rename an album

  • On your computer, do one of the following:

    • In your Zune collection, click Pictures, right-click the album, and then click Rename.
    • In Windows Live Photo Gallery, right-click the album, and then click Rename.

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