How to delete photos from Camera Roll at once?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MrRudy, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. MrRudy macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Hi guys!

    Does anybody know how to delete all photos from Camera Roll at once? I find it rather dull deleting photos one by one, especially when photos in camera roll accumulate to hundreds. Probably there is a way to do it in iPhoto, but that doesn't suit me since I'm on Windows. Couldn't find a way to do it in Piccasa or iTunes, too. I've been thinking of the following:

    - Is there software for Windows for that?
    - Are there some iPhone apps that do the thing (from AppStore or JailBreak)?
  2. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    syn it to a folder and delete photos in the folder, syn again
  3. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    When I plug my iPhone into my XP pc, up pops the camera wizard to ask me if I want to copy the photos to my PC. One of the options there is to delete the photos after copying. Works fine for me.
  4. MrRudy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Syncing photos with in WIndows XP wizard worked just fine.

    Thank you guys! :)
  5. BubbaDeJunio macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    There still seems to be something wrong in my case. The camera wizard does pop up just like you guys said and I checked the box. but when it actually tries to delete the pics, after deleting the first one, it gets hung up and eventually the iphone just restarts. this is incidentally the same thing that happens when I try to delete the pics by accessing them through 'My Computer'

    any suggestions would really be appreciated
  6. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Your photo database has probably got corrupted. Try a restore with DFU mode then sync from back-up.
  7. CAT YOGA macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    can you delete the entire camera roll without syncing

    Can you delete the entire camera roll without syncing or uploading them somewhere? What about if I have 900 pictures and I don't want to save any and I want to delete them all at once?
    * I was told my IPhone doesn't work well if I have 900 photo's stored on the camera roll, which shocked me since I always hear how you can store 5,000 to 25,000 albums or dozens of full length movies, so I figured whats a few hundred pictures? Then again, I thought Milli Vanilli were good singers ... Shows you how little I know.
  8. CodeGuru, Nov 26, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 26, 2010

    CodeGuru macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2010
    There is a little known application that comes with OS X called Image Capture. It will let you do this. Very useful app!

    To delete items manually:
    1. Connect your camera to your computer, and turn the camera on.
    2. Select the camera in the Devices list at the left of the Image Capture window.
    3. Select the items to delete, and then click Delete.
  9. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
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    or open the camera roll in Photos, tap the arrow on the top left, select all the images you want top delete then tap delete at the bottom.
  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    Thank you so much, I didn't know we had this app!
  11. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Really? Mine pops up whenever I hook up my phone. Yours doesn't?

  12. jackslevin macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2011
    Best answer on the web. Why can't other people make it this easy. Thanks a mill.
  13. jptsr1 macrumors newbie


    Mar 13, 2011
    New Jersey
  14. altimeter2992 macrumors newbie


    May 26, 2012

    Works like a charm! Thank you.

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