How to Delete Photos/an Album from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

Don't know how to delete photos from ipad/iPad mini/iPhone? That's an issue not only bothers you but many people. I've seen there are many posts at discussing about how to delete photos from ipad/iPad mini/iPhone. 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/iPad mini/iPhone. In fact, there are several ways to delete photos from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone. You can check out the following ways to achieve your goal.

  Delete photos with Wondershare TunesGo Retro (desktop software)
Delete photos manaully Delete photos with iTunes Delete photos with a USB cable
Delete iPad/iPad mini/iPhone captured photos

Delete iTunes imported photos from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone
Delete photos from Photo Stream on iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

Delete Photo albums from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

Wondershare TunesGo Retro is an all-in-one solution that allows you to delete any unwanted photos in iPad/iPad mini/iPhone 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 Retro is your best choice.

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

  • 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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Step 1. Download and install Wondershare TunesGo Retro

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

Step 2. Delete photos from the iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

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 Retro (Windows) or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) to have try right now?

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Solution 2: Manually remove photos from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

Solution 2-1: Manually remove captured photos and photos in Photo Stream from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

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Users can delete photos directly on the iPad/iPad mini/iPhone 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 2-1: delete photos from ipad/iPad mini/iphone manually

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IPad owners can delete photos directly from the gadget. This solution will only delete the photos that have been captured using your gadget, so there are either in your ‘Camera Roll’ folder or in your ‘Photo Stream’. Below is the step by step solution to delete photos from your ‘Camera Roll’ and ‘Photo Stream’

Step 1. Launch the Photos app on your iPad

Choose the photos folder where the photos you want to delete are in, be it ‘Camera Roll’ or ‘Photo Stream’

Step 2. Select the photo you want to delete

Tap the select button so that it allows you to select more than one photo, Look for the photos you wish to Delete.

Step 3. tap ‘Delete’

Solution 3: Delete all iTunes imported photos from iPad/iPad mini/iPhone with iTunes

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.

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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.

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I downloaded Wondershare TunesGo and there is nothing there but music features. I don''t see anything for photos. It does pull up my iPhone 6s Plus but only shows music.
Hi, this software works really well. i have been able to free up space on my ipad. Now, is it possible to reverse deleted pictures?
Thomas Jones
Really glad to heart that.
You are my HERO!!!!! It worked!!! I''ve been trying to get these off for ages!!!
Thomas Jones
Photos synced from iTunes are saved in iPad Photo Library. To delete them,, you can try the solution 3 in this article. That is to sync photos from a blank folder.
I believe it was.through ITunes. ..been quite some.time ago
Thomas Jones
Hi, could you tell us where the photos you sync from? From iTunes? As you know, only photos in Camera Roll can be deleted from computer without third-party tool.
I''ve got photos on my Ipad2 that were synced. I''ve since deleted them from computer but still have them on my ipad....and can''t delete them. can''t uncheck on the sync page since the folder is gone. how can I get rid of these????
Thomas Jones
You can manually delete albums on your iPad mini.
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?
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