A request to create, delete, or modify a Photos asset collection, for use in a photo library change block.
- iOS 8+
- macOS 10.15+Beta
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+Beta
- tvOS 10+
You use the
PHAsset class to request changes for
PHAsset objects. To make changes to asset collections (such as user-created albums) in the Photos library, create a change request using the appropriate class method for the change you want to perform.
creationmethod to create a new asset collection.
Request For Asset Collection(with Title:)
deletemethod to delete existing asset collections.
Before creating a change request, use the
can method to verify that the collection allows the edit operation you’re requesting. If you attempt to perform an unsupported edit operation, Photos throws an exception.
A change request for creating or modifying an asset collection works like a mutable version of the asset collection object. Use the change request’s properties and instance methods to request changes to the asset collection itself. For example, the following code removes an asset from an album:
After Photos runs the change block and calls your completion handler, the asset collection’s state reflects the changes you requested in the block.
If you create or use a change request object outside a photo library change block, Photos raises an Objective-C exception. For details on change blocks, see