Can't delete imported photos from iPhone (iOS 10) on El Capitan

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moonman239, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    Mar 27, 2009
    #1
    I just imported some photos from my iPhone, and now I want to delete them.

    In Photos, I did not see an option to delete photos after import. There's a "delete" option, but it's grayed out even if I select a photo on my iPhone

    Tried using Image Capture, too. When I right-clicked a photo, the "Delete" option was greyed out.

    I tried unlocking my phone and quitting both programs.

    As always, your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    #2
    Assuming that you've imported photos from your iPhone's Camera Roll, you need to open the Camera app, go into the Camera Roll and delete the photos from there.
     

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