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How to Delete Photos from iPad

Don't know how to delete photos from iPad? That's an issue not only bothers you but many people. I've seen there are many posts at discussions.apple.com discussing about how to delete photos from iPad. Some people say that there is no trashcan to delete a photo. Some say that the DELETE button is either gray or red, not allow users to remove photos from the iPad. In fact, there are several ways to delete photos from iPad. You can check out the following ways to achieve your goal.

  Delete photos manaully Delete photos with iTunes Delete photos with a USB cable Delete photos with Wondershare TunesGo (desktop software)
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Delete iPad captured photos on iPad

Delete iTunes imported photos from iPad
Delete photos from Photo Stream on iPad


Delete Photo albums from iPad


Wondershare TunesGo is an all-in-one solution that allows you to delete any unwanted photos in iPad Camera Roll (iPad captured photos), iPad Photo Library (imported from iTunes), and Photo Stream. And it also enables users to delete a bunch of photos each time. Anyway, to delete photos from iPad easily and smoothly, Wondershare TunesGo is your best choice.

Solution 1: All-in-one Solution to Delete Photos Everywhere from iPad

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  • Delete Photos in iPad Camera Roll, Photo Library and Photo Stream;
  • Remove photo albums from iPad without a hitch;
  • Backup photos from iPad to computer or external hard drive;
  • Create new photo albums and import photos from a computer to iPad;
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Steps for the All-in-one Solution to Delete Pictures from iPad

Step 1. Download and install Wondershare TunesGo

Download Wondershare TunesGo or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) and install it on your computer. Use your USB cable to connect your iPad with your computer and launch Wondershare TunesGo. It will detects your iPad and display the iPad in its main window.


Step 2. Delete photos from the iPad

Click the "Photos" tab in the left sidebar. This brings up the photo management window. And then you should click "Camera Roll", "Photo Library", or "Photo Stream" to open the photo corresponding gallery. Select your unwanted photos and click "Delete". It only takes you a few second to remove pictures from your iPad. To delete an photo album from your iPad, right-click on the photo album and click "Delete". Why not download Wondershare TunesGo (Windows) or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to have try right now?

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Solution 2: Manually remove iPad captured photos and photos in Photo Stream

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Users can delete photos directly on the iPad manually. However, photos can be deleted manually are only these you've taken with your iPad and these in your Photo Stream. Here are the steps to remove iPad captured photos and photos in Photo Stream.

Step 1. Tap Photos app on your iPad.

Step 2. Tap Photos or Photo Stream tabs at the top of the window.

Step 3. Tap the image you want to delete and tap the "Delete" or "trash can"' icon.

Solution 3: Delete all iTunes imported photos from iPad with iTunes

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Some people have mentioned that photos synced over with iTunes (or iTunes imported) can'te be deleted on iPad. That's the truth. There is no option on an iPad allowing to delete this kind of photos. To delete these photos, you should either try solution 1 or via your iTunes on your computer. Below are the steps to delete all iTunes imported photos from an iPad with an iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPad with your computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click your iPad and you can see the control panel for iPad. There is a tab named as "Photos". click it.

Step 3. Tick "Sync Photos from" and select an empty folder on your computer. Click "Apply" to begin the sync.

Solution 4: Delete photos with a USB cable

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Actually, Apple allows you to delete photos you taken with iPad from computer easily. All you need to do is plug into a USB cable to the computer. Follow the easy steps below.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer.

Step 2. The computer will detect your iPad and then mount your iPad as a removable disk drive.

Step 3. Find your iPad on your computer. Open it and click Internal Storage > DCIM. All photos you take are saved there. Choose your unwnanted photos and delete them.

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Thomas Jones
You can manually delete albums on your iPad mini.
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I want to delete an album in my ipad mini. I seem that the Ipad cant do that. This is stupid. They make it such a hassle even to delete simple album. Ipad is incapable to delete album by itself? You need to connect to freaking itunes to do that?
James Davis
Does the photos in the albums are moved from Camera Roll? If yes, you delete the photos in Camera Roll, the same photos in the photo album will also be deleted.
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Can you delete photos from camera roll but NOT in albums?
John
In solution 2, the steps clearly tell how to delete photos from iPad Camera Roll and Photo Stream(where your captured photos are). Maybe you should try again. And it still doesn\'t work, try solution 1 mentioned above. All the above mentioned ways work well for me.
Dan
I can\'t delete photos on my new ipad air. They say hit photos and then camera,these items do not appear on my screen. Help,
Thomas Jones
Hi, DaveQus, you can delete photos even when you haven\'t registered. In this case, I advise you to install TunesGo on another computer and try it again.
davequs
I get the words \"delete failed\" written over every photo or screen capture I try to delete from my camera roll. Ipad 2, iOS 6.1. Is this because I haven\'t registered TunesGo?
Thomas Jones
Shadyk403, could you tell me what iOS of your Apple device is? Wondershare MobileGo for iOS supports deleting photos on iPhone, iPad and iPod when they run iOS 5 and later. Click here to download this program.
Shadyk403
i downloaded the program launched......i can view my pics but the delete is gray it does not delete any photo i just can export them .hope you help me to get rid of 2000 photos soon .thanks

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