How to delete photos from iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by gusmahler, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. gusmahler macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
    How do you delete photos off the iPhone?

    I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.0.3.

    About a month ago, I connected the iPhone to my Mac (running 10.8.5) and transferred all the photos to iPhoto. My daughter complained that she needed to post some of the photos on Instagram. So I used iTunes to sync those photos back to the phone (over a gig of photos and videos).

    But now that she's finished with the photos, there does not appear to be any way to get those photos off of the iPhone. iPhoto does not show those photos to be on the phone. I set up iTunes to not sync any photos from iPhoto. But the photos still show up. They aren't individually deletable and I can't delete the album. (I can select the photos, but the trash can icon is grayed out).

    I don't know if it's an iOS 7.0.3 problem, but that's irrelevant--I can't update to 7.0.4 because I don't have space on the phone. What can I do?
  2. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2012
    The following is from

    If that fails, some have reported succeeding by syncing to an empty folder or event. If your main goal is just to reduce the storage you could also try syncing to an event or album in iPhoto that just has one photo.

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