I have some 1,500 photos on my smartphone taken over the course of more than a year.

In the Android default gallery app, the most recent pictures are shown on top, in a two-column layout.

How can I directly jump to the oldest pictures, or to any of the pictures in between, without having to swipe some 30 times?

Concrete issue: I am trying to select a photo, and the gallery app is launched in selection mode. Every once in a while (about once in 5 to 10 attempted swipes), when trying to swipe, I accidentally select a picture. I cannot undo that and return to the gallery app; instead I can only cancel the selection, re-open the gallery app, and start swiping from scratch.

  • @beeshyams: Indeed, default name. I only sort and rename photos after copying them to the desktop computer. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 12:08
  • @beeshyams: Well, the photos are on the SD card. Tapping the two lines that indicate the total and available storage on the SD card has no effect. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 12:20
  • @beeshyams: It shows up, but tapping it does not do anything. I can open the gallery via "internal storage" as you described (although that looks like it is just a more complicated way to open the gallery exactly the same way as from the applications menu), but in there, I do not see any sorting options. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 12:26
  • @beeshyams: Sorry, it's Android 5.0.1 - added the appropriate tag. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 12:31
  • @beeshyams: An alternative file explorer doesn't help me when a 3rd party app wants me to select a photo via the default gallery app. Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 12:44


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