Delete all pictures from the apple iphone

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With great colors, up to an 8 MP camera and many other wonderful features, the iPhone is the loveliest way to photograph the most noticeable moments of your life. Even though all its versions have enough storage, there always comes a moment when you wish to delete some of your saved images, or maybe even all of them. If you have one of the newer devices with iOS 6 or later operating system, then you have the easiest option to delete the images directly from the Camera Roll. Otherwise you may choose between two methods - to remove the pictures directly from the iPhone itself or to connect it to a computer first.

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Remove pictures directly from iPhone itself (with iOS 6 or later)

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    Delete all the pictures at once:
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    1. Tap on "Settings".
    2. Then choose "General".
    3. Tap on "Usage".
    4. Now tap on "Photos & Camera" from the list that appeared.
    5. Swipe your finger where "Camera Roll" is written. Now you'll see how much space your photos take, and a red "DELETE" button will appear.
    6. Press "Delete" to clear your iPhone of all the photos at once.
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    Delete pictures manually:
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    1. Open "Camera Roll" as we've already shown.
    2. In the right corner, you'll see a button with an arrow – tap it.
    3. Select as many pictures as you wish to remove.
    4. Tap the "Delete" button.
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Remove pictures using a Windows OS computer

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    Use a USB to connect your iPhone to the computer.
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    Click on the "My computer" icon on your desktop.
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    Choose "Apple iPhone."
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    You'll see a folder called "Internal storage".
    Click on it.
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    Choose the DCIM folder, and you'll find a sub-folder that contains the photos you want to delete.
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    Now you can select certain pictures you want to delete, or select all of them and clear your iPhone.
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Delete pictures using a Mac Computer

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    You can also connect your iPhone to a computer with Mac OS via USB.
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    Now you can open Image Capture from the Applications folder.
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    To delete all the pictures, press Command + A – now you have selected all the pictures.
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    Hit the red button (\) and the images will be deleted.
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    A window will appear asking the following question:
    "Are you sure you want to delete the selected XXXX items permanently?"
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    Click delete and wait for the operation to end.
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Tips

  • You cannot get the photos back once they are deleted, so make sure you sync with iTunes and verify that iTunes is actually backing up all your photos.
  • You could back up your photos on your home PC by connecting the iPhone to it via USB.

Warnings

  • Removing images via Mac is definitely slower and clumsier than using Windows. For example, if you want to delete about 15 GB of pictures you'll have to ensure you have almost an hour to wait.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Zornitsa Bukovska, Eng, Timbuktu

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