Camera Roll: The 'catch-all' folder for all iPhone images

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by aWaldo, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. aWaldo macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2014
    This is an issue which has been bugging me for ages but I can't find a solution...

    Why are all my photos, videos, downloaded images from the net, Facebook memes and other app photos all saved to the 'Camera Roll' folder?

    Is there a way to keep these images separate, especially downloaded items? The worst part is that even when I manually add these photos to separate/new folders, they all still stay in Camera Roll... Deleting them from Camera Roll will also delete them from their new folders. Wtf?

    Why isn't Camera Roll JUST for camera photos? Android have had this right for 5+ years, but there seems to be no easy fix on iOS. Any suggestions guys?

  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    That's just how iOS does things. I don't really like it either. It all goes back to the lack of a true user accessible file system.
  3. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    You're getting hung up on the name "camera roll". And actually, if you turn on iCloud for Photos, it changes to "All Photos", which makes more sense. It also automatically creates "Screenshots" and "Videos" folders; and of course you're able to manually create custom folders, and add whatever photos you like to them.

    Having one folder that has everything in it also makes sense in light of searching, which will become even more prominent in iOS 10.

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