How can I delete all images from iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bristleworm, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. bristleworm macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008

    I'm currently using a 16GB iPhone 4S. Unfortunately 16GB is not enough for my needs anymore and I decided to delete some unnecessary things. One of those are the images on it: I rarely look at the pictures on the iPhone, having them synced to iPhoto using photostream is enough for me. So I made sure all pictures were saved on my mac and disabled photo syncing in iTunes.
    But after this and deleting the existing pictures through iPhoto there still are plenty of pictures left. Can anybody tell me how to get rid of those?

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  2. xtremr macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Only thing i can think of is doing it manually by going into your Photos > Camera Roll or Photo Library > Edit > Select each photo you want to delete individually, and hit Delete.
  3. Nam Pla macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    What I do to remove photos on my phone is this: Disable auto-sync like you did. (Manually sync photos.) Then I created a folder in iPhoto called "to iPhone". (You can name it what you like.)

    When I want to move photos to the phone I copy them to that folder then sync with the phone choosing only that folder to sync.

    To remove them from the phone, I remove any photos from the "to iPhone" folder in iPhoto, leaving it empty. Then sync the phone choosing only that folder to sync. The photos are then removed from my phone.

    Works for me, hope that helps.
  4. chargit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2010
    Evansville, In
    thats exactly what I do. I just figured I was the only one not smart enought to do it the right way!! glad im not alone lol :D
  5. Nam Pla macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    And here's me thinking that WAS the right way! :eek:

    There's power in numbers. That's why the idiots rule the world... :D

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