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

    Mar 27, 2009
    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

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    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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