Remove Photos from Selfie Folder?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Sub.0, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Sub.0 macrumors member

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    Is there any way to remove specific photos from the Selfie Folder without having to actually delete the photo from your phone?
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    All it does is sort whatever is in your camera roll. If you delete it from the camera roll, it's removed from the Selfie Folder. You can't delete it from the Selfie folder but keep it on the phone.
     
  3. Sub.0 thread starter macrumors member

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    So I would have to delete the photo entirely just to take it out of the Selfie folder is what your saying. The only option I get from deleting from the Camera Roll is to delete it from my iCloud Library.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Wasn't there an option to hide photos in some way in iOS 8...and if so perhaps its still there in iOS 9?
     
  5. Sub.0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes there is. It still is in iOS 9 but they made it so you have to select the photo instead of holding it. Now that you mention it, even photos that are chosen to be hidden are still showing up in the Selfie/Screenshot folder. It shouldn't be showing up in those folders if you select to hide them.

    Anyone have a solution for this? or Bug?
     
  6. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    A solution to this would be nice. Half of the photos in my selfie album/folder don't have any people in them. I remember seeing somewhere that it just puts all of the pictures taken with the front-facing camera in there, but it's not really a "selfie" album if there are no people in the photo.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I want to delete the selfie folder altogether, but apparently Edit won't allow me to do that.
     
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  9. Boratz macrumors newbie

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    This did not work for me. The delete button is still greyed out even after moving the photo.
     
  10. Boratz macrumors newbie

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    Here is the best solution I have found for such a stupid feature. Basically, I had a photo located in a folder that i frequently sync with my iphone. After the update, the photo was then copied to this new selfie folder. Right away this makes me think of EXIF data. EXIF data is information such as date, time, location, camera and so on. This is how ios 9 knows which photos have been taken from the front camera so that they can be placed in the selfie folder.

    The fix:
    After you sync your photos with your computer you simply delete the EXIF data before putting the photo back on the iphone.
    This link will go into more detail on how to remove EXIF data:
    http://christianheilmann.com/2014/1...om-photos-the-simple-way-removephotodata-com/

    For the record, I love my apple products but this feature is more of a hassle.
     
  11. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Just like with Recently Deleted; a feature Apple should allow you to disable, but doesn't.
     
  12. Boratz macrumors newbie

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    I agree. The only thing is that once you have removed all the photos from selfie/screenshots the folder will no longer be visible.
     
  13. Mr. Buzzcut, Sep 20, 2015
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  14. Boratz macrumors newbie

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    It is a new feature so surely it has bugs. I was looking at the metadata for my test photos and it clearly identified the camera I used to take the photo. I just removed everything from the photo then I was able to move the photo to a more desired location and remove the selfie folder. I used some web tools to remove all the data before putting the photos back on my phone. Although, there could be a quicker solution on the app store called Photo Investigator that will clean the data for you but I have not tried it yet.
     
  15. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Just out of interest, if you aren't taking selfies, what are you using the front camera for?
     
  16. ios8updates macrumors newbie

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    Delete button will be greyed out!

    If you REMOVE all the photos, however, selfies album will disappear automatically as mentioned.
     
  17. Sub.0 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried this method and when it I try to trash the photos from the Selfie Folder after moving them to an Extra Folder it states that it will delete it completely from my iPhone and my iCloud Library.
     
  18. nicho macrumors 68000

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    naughty selfies?
     
  19. Rogue Riley12 macrumors newbie

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    If you have snapchat go to memories>camera roll and select all the photos that you want to get rid of from the selfie folder and save them. Once you do this delete the old ones and wa-la. It worked for me and it works for all folders
     
  20. BlackBetty380 macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't work....I still have unwanted selfies that will NOT disappear. They have been completely deleted. I am waiting for a reply from Apple. Stupid folder.
     

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