Delete all pictures from the Apple iPhone
Edited by Lor777, Market Maker, Timbuktu, Eng and 2 others
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.
Remove pictures directly from iPhone itself (with iOS 6 or later)
- 1Delete all the pictures at once:Advertisement
- Tap on "Settings".
- Then choose "General".
- Tap on "Usage".
- Now tap on "Photos & Camera" from the list that appeared.
- 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.
- Press "Delete" to clear your iPhone of all the photos at once.
- 2Delete pictures manually:Advertisement
- Open "Camera Roll" as we've already shown.
- In the right corner, you'll see a button with an arrow - tap it.
- Select as many pictures as you wish to remove.
- Tap the "Delete" button.
Remove pictures using a Windows OS computer
- 1Use a USB to connect your iPhone to the computer.Advertisement
- 2Click on the "My computer" icon on your desktop.
- 3Choose "Apple iPhone."
- 4Click on it.You'll see a folder called "Internal storage".
- 5Choose the DCIM folder, and you'll find a sub-folder that contains the photos you want to delete.
- 6Now you can select certain pictures you want to delete, or select all of them and clear your iPhone.
Delete pictures using a Mac Computer
- 1You can also connect your iPhone to a computer with Mac OS via USB.Advertisement
- 2Now you can open Image Capture from the Applications folder.
- 3To delete all the pictures, press Command + A - now you have selected all the pictures.
- 4Hit the red button (\) and the images will be deleted.
- 5"Are you sure you want to delete the selected XXXX items permanently?"A window will appear asking the following question:
- 6Click delete and wait for the operation to end.Advertisement
- 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.
- 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 the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.
Categories : IPhone
Recent edits by: Zornitsa Bukovska, Eng, Timbuktu