iPhone is known for its praiseworthy camera quality. If you are a photo enthusiast and own an iPhone, it is possible to accumulate thousands of photos and videos over time. While it is exciting to look through your photos and revisit past memories, it can also clutter your phone storage. It is crucial to sort and delete unnecessary photos and videos to free up space on your iPhone to enjoy minus the frustration of running out of space. This blog will guide you with several methods to delete photos on your iPhone.
To delete photos on the iPhone, the first and foremost requirement is to have an iPhone with a camera roll that has photos that you want to delete. You also need to make sure that your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS version. Additionally, the method you use may require access to a personal computer or laptop, USB cable, or wifi connectivity.
What Should I Pay Attention to?
Before proceeding with the methods, some things that you should keep in mind:
– Once you delete a photo or video from your iPhone, it will permanently disappear, and you won’t be able to recover it until you have a backup of it.
– If you use iCloud Photo Library, deleting photos on your iPhone will also delete them from iCloud.
– If you delete any iCloud Photo Library photos on one device, they will also disappear from other devices that use iCloud Photos.
– Some photos that you delete may be backed up by your photo backup service even after deletion. This will depend on the backup service you use.
Method 1: Deleting Individual Photos
Before starting, please ensure to double-check the photos or videos you want to delete.
Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and open the Photos App.
Step 2: Go to the album that has the photos you want to delete.
Step 3: Select the photo you want to delete.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Trash’ icon located at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 5: Click on the ‘Delete Photo’ option that appears.
Step 6: Deleting a video follows the same process.
Repeat the steps for all the photos you want to delete.
Method 2: Deleting Multiple Photos
Deleting multiple photos at once is an efficient way to save time and declutter your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Select’ option located at the top right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Tap on the photos that you want to delete. A blue checkmark will appear on each selected photo.
Step 4: After selecting all the photos, click on the ‘Trash’ icon located on the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 5: Click on ‘Delete X Photos’ (X refers to the number of photos you have selected for deletion) to confirm.
Method 3: Deleting All Photos
If you wish to delete all photos on your iPhone, this is the most efficient method to choose.
Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the ‘Albums’ option located at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Select the ‘All Photos’ option.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Select All’ option located on the top right corner of your screen.
Step 5: After selecting all the photos, click on the ‘Trash’ icon located on the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 6: Click on ‘Delete X Photos’ (X refers to the number of photos you have selected for deletion) to confirm.
Why Can’t I Delete Photos on My iPhone?
Sometimes, you may encounter issues when trying to delete photos on your iPhone. Here are some reasons why you may not be able to do so and how to fix them:
1. Restrictions are enabled on your iPhone: You can go to ‘Settings,’ ‘General’, then ‘Restrictions’ to turn off any restrictions set on deleting photos.
2. iCloud Photo Library is on: If iCloud Photo Library is enabled, you may not be able to delete photos until it is turned off.
3. You are unable to select photos: This could be due to a faulty touch screen, in which case you need to take your iPhone to an authorized service center.
– Backup all your photos and videos on iCloud or an external device before deleting any pictures.
– Keep a habit of routinely clearing your iPhone gallery to avoid clutter.
– Try to utilize available cloud storage services to store your photos.
Q:What happens when I delete a photo on my iPhone?
A: When you delete photos on your iPhone, they are permanently removed from your device memory.
Q: Can I recover deleted photos on my iPhone?
A: If you have a backup of the photo, you can retrieve it from the backup. Otherwise, if you don’t have a backup, the photo is permanently lost.
Q: How can I backup my iPhone photos before deleting them?
A: You can backup your iPhone photos by using iCloud, iTunes, or My Photo Stream.
Q: After deleting photos on my iPhone, how long before they get permanently deleted?
A: Once you delete a photo, it is permanently deleted from your iPhone.
Q: Will deleting photos on my iPhone clear up space on my iCloud?
A: If you use iCloud Photo Library, deleting photos on your iPhone will also delete them from iCloud, thus freeing up space.
We hope this blog has given you ample guidance and understanding of how to delete photos on your iPhone. You can choose to use any of the methods discussed above based on your needs. By following the suggestions given, you can efficiently manage your iPhone storage space by clearing your iPhone gallery without the fear of losing your precious memories. Finally, remember to always back up your photos to avoid regrets later.