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Iphone 4 and I can't delete photos, please help.

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Hogfan25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 30, 2010 8:59 AM
OK, i copied/synced some photos off of my cpu desktop and it automatically created an album called Photo Library. Well i have Camera Roll and Photo Library as albums. I can go into Camera Roll and delete anything just fine since it gives me the option in the lower right hand corner. When i go into the Photo Library album, that it created on its on when i copied the pictures from my cpu to my iphone, it DOES NOT give me the option to delete them in the bottom right corner. I've gone to itunes and windows explorer and it doesnt even show the pictures as even on my phone so i can delete them that way either. It only shows the camera roll album and thats it. Does anyone know how i can get the pictures off my phone?
Thanks
Dell, Windows 7
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,230 points)
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    Dec 30, 2010 9:09 AM (in response to Hogfan25)
    Does anyone know how i can get the pictures off my phone?


    The same way they got there, through the iTunes sync process. Connect your phone, iTunes running, under the photos tab, remove the checks in the boxes for the photos/albums/folders you do not want on your phone & hit the apply/sync button, they will then be removed from your phone.
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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Dec 30, 2010 9:20 AM (in response to Hogfan25)
    No - this is selected under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes followed by a sync.
     MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.5),  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 4 32GB
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,230 points)
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    Dec 30, 2010 9:20 AM (in response to Hogfan25)
    You can only sync photos to your phone through the iTunes sync process. Likewise, these synced photos can only be removed through the iTunes sync process. With your phone connected, iTunes running, under the photos tab, what do you have checked for syncing photos? What is shown as being on your phone?
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  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,230 points)
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    Dec 30, 2010 9:27 AM (in response to Hogfan25)
    Remove every check in every box under the photos tab-every single check...then hit the apply/sync button.
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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Dec 30, 2010 9:28 AM (in response to Hogfan25)
    Yes it will.

    You can deselect Sync Photos followed by a sync which will remove all photos that were selected to be transferred to your iPhone. Do you have a single folder of photos selected to be transferred to your iPhone?
     MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.5),  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 4 32GB
  • saadancer2006 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:10 PM (in response to Hogfan25)
    I know my way around an iPhone and am suddenly having this problem. All of the post below are not helpful. Please post if you have something other to say that may actually help. Obviously we've tried going through iTunes
    iOS 4
  • William Mclaughlin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the exact same problem.

    At one time, i created an album in iPhoto, "upload to iphone", and synced that album to my iPhone.

    Additionally, there is the "Camera Roll" album containing 900+ photos i had taken with my iPhone. (I generally don't check the option in iPhoto to remove photos from the iPhone after importing ... just in case.)

    I wanted to remove all photos from my iPhone (for the first time since i got it!), and i was quite surprised to learn that it is a major operation.

    First, although not specifically asked about in this post, some of you may find this helpful:

    To clear the contents of the iPhone's "Camera Roll", open Image Capture and select your iPhone. Then, select all the photos on the list (or the multiple photos you want) and click the "Delete" icon at the bottom of the screen.

    Next, i wanted to remove my "upload to iphone" album, but when i go to the Photos tab in iTunes during the Sync process, no albums are checked; in fact, the "Sync Photos from..." line isn't checked at all.

    I have tried checking the box, checking the "upload to iphone" album, emptying the contents of that album in iPhoto, and syncing the empty album to the iPhone ... but the photos remain. And, for some reason, i cannot even delete them individually on the iPhone directly because there is not a Trash icon in the bottom right of each photo as there should be!

    Please help...
    iPhone 3G, iTunes 10.2, iPhoto '11 (9.1.1), iOS 4
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
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    Mar 7, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to Hogfan25)
    the items that are checked under the photos tab are syncing photos from your computer so delete the photos off your computer if you dont want them otherwise DONT SYNC THEM>>>>>>> its as simple as that
    macbook pro 17 inch - iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • michaelfromplano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 18, 2011 8:23 AM (in response to Hogfan25)

    I can't get these stupid pictures off my phone...same problem

     

     

    if anyone has help please let me know, I need these 300 photos off my iphone!

     

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  • afromcape town Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also had the same silly problem, eventually created an empty folder in my computer's Pictures folder and ticked only that in iTunes.  It deleted all the photographs on my phone!

  • jackiefromperth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to Hogfan25)

    I've been struggling with this for ages, but this morning I did it.  I deleted 400 odd photos !!

    1. In iTunes, select the device icon in the Devices list on the left. Click the Photos tab in the resulting window.
    2. Choose "Sync photos from."
      • On a Mac, choose iPhoto or Aperture from the pop-up menu.
      • On a Windows PC, choose Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements from the pop-up menu.
    3. Choose "Selected albums" and deselect the albums or collections you want to delete.
    4. Click Apply.

    I use windows...chose sync from photoshop....and everything deleted!!!!   Finally, I can use my phone camera again !   Hope this helps you

  • devin_jenkins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 3, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to Hogfan25)

    Ok, go to the sync photos tab> Create a NEW folder on your desktop and put a SINGLE picture in it… Sync this NEW folder and then it will overwrite the information on the phone. After that you can (keeping phone connected the whole time) remove the check from sync photos and you should be golden from there.

     

    Devin

     

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