iPad How Do I Delete ALL Pictures?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by bushido, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    i had iCloud Photo Library with optimization enabled on my iPad but I also wanted to backup all my 8.000 pictures on Google Photo, not taking into account that it would auto-download every picture in HQ on my iPad so it could then upload them to Google Photo.

    my 64 GB filled up now but i cannot seem to mass-delete every picture. I disabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPad and went on my mac using "digital photos" or whatever its called in english but it shows 0 pictures? so i cannot select them all to delete them from my mac. I also tried to maybe use the photo tab inside iTunes with "only sync a certain empty list" but that also didnt help. any other idea or why the digital photo thing on the mac does not find my pictures on the iPad?

    thx!

    edit: Photo on my Mac also claims i have no images on my iPad
     

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  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

    gsmornot

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    If you have deleted the photos from your iPad but still show storage used look in recently deleted, they remain there for 30 days. Otherwise, not sure I follow what you're asking at the moment. As a side note, there is not mass delete button on iPad, you have to delete one at a time sort of. You can select multiple photos one at a time then hit delete but otherwise its a slow process.
     
  3. bushido thread starter Suspended

    bushido

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    got it to finally show the pictures on my mac after unplugging my ipad a couple of times. thanks tho
     

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