5 Solutions to delete photos from iphone

With the unique high quality cameras that iPhones feature, photo taking becomes a lifetime hobby. A click away of the camera and a wonderful picture is taken. As is often the case, photographs provide special moments in people’s life that are worth remembering, and iPhones have become the phones of choice due to the unbeatable camera resolution they offer and other remarkable features.

However, in due course, the photos tend to accumulate and take up a lot of space in the phone since they are saved in large sizes. At times the photos accumulate to a point whereby the space that could be used for applications or other functions is used up. It therefore becomes necessary that after a given period you clear your phone memory by getting rid of photos.

Various methods of deleting photos from iPhones exist. However, it is important to create a backup in the computer before deleting any photo so that the photos can easily be recovered if erroneously deleted. The following are the methods that are available in deleting photos from iPhones.

1. Deleting Photos One by One.

This is one of the easiest methods used to delete photos. It is the most common method and involves the following steps:

  • Launch the photo application by tapping on it on the home screen.
  • Tap on the photo you want to delete.
  • Tap on the trash icon on your right corner screen.
  • Your phone will ask whether you wish to delete the photo, if so press delete and the photo will be deleted.


2. Deleting multiple photos.

Instead of deleting one photo at a time you can simply choose to delete multiple photos at once. Deleting multiple photos at once not only saves time but also provides more space in your iPhone at a very first speed. There are two ways of doing this. The first method involves the following steps:

  • Launch the Photos application.
  • Go to Camera Roll.
  • Tap on the “Select” button on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Mark all the photos you want deleted.
  • Tap on the Trash can on the lower right corner of the screen and the marked photos will be moved to trash.
  • Confirm that you want to delete the photos that you selected and press delete.

3. Deleting multiple photos in Moments

Alternatively multiple photos can be deleted via the photo application through the moments tab. To do this, follow the illustrations below:

  • Tap the photo application tab on your home screen.
  • Locate the photo tab at the bottom of your screen and tap it.
  • The photos will be arranged in a certain order as appears in the settings.
  • On the upper right corner, locate and select the moment view.
  • Each moment has a small select caption which when selected marks all the photos of that given moment.
  • On the bottom of your screen, locate and tap the trash icon and all the moments will be deleted after your confirmation.


4. Deleting photos from your Mac

To delete many photos in a very short period of time, follow the steps below:

  • Connect your iPhone to your Mac by a syncing cable.
  • Launch image capture.
  • Locate and Select the image capture device from your iPhone.
  • Choose a destination for your imported photos from the import pop up menu.
  • Choose other from the selections given and import all your photos to a folder.
  • Press ‘Ctrl + A’ from your Mac to select all photos.
  • Click the Delete button.


5. Deleting photos permanently with Wondershare SafeEraser

Wondershare SafeEraser is a mobile phone application that can be used to permanently remove deleted files from the phone. Deleted data in the above described cases are not permanently obliterated and can easily be recovered since they are put in a recently used folder. If your iPhone contained sensitive information that you wanted to be kept private and you assumed to have deleted it, it can be retrieved leading to identity theft by an unauthorized user.

In order to prevent such occurrences, Wondershare safe eraser is used. It removes all deleted files, clears your cache memory and your browsing history permanently. It can be used to permanently delete photos in iPhones by following the steps below.

  • Download and Install the application on your phone.
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  • After installation of the software click on ‘erase deleted files’ on the primary memory and the scanning process will begin.


  • When the scan is complete the following results are given showing each individual component .In the results page of the scanned deleted files click on “Photos” and select “Erase Now”


  • Type the word "delete" in the dialog box. This will confirm that you want to delete the files. After this you can click on “erase now” to successfully remove the photos you want to delete.
  • Once this is done, a message will pop up confirming that the files have been deleted successfully.


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