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How do i delete pictures from my ipad and iphone?

1685 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 2:41 PM by Kriminie RSS
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30 AM

I have synced and deselected sync photos and resynced. I have agreed when itunes said it would remove the photos from my ipad/iphone. I have imported and deleted all the photos via iphoto. Itunes says I still have 6g of photos. I havent tried image capture yet, and I havent tried a complete restore either. I would really really like to avoid a complete restore.  I cant seem to go in and delete them manually, any other options???

iPad, iOS 6.0.1, Also on my iphone
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,980 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to Kriminie)

    I am a little confused by what you are saying. I assume that iTunes is saying that you have 6.4GB of photos but in reality you have no photos at all. Is that correct? Have you tried rebooting the iPad?


    Reboot the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Kriminie)

    Do you have photos in any Photo Streams and/or the Camera Roll? These are not managed with iTunes or iPhoto.

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Kriminie)

    If the photos are in the Camera Roll you will see them there in Camera and the Camera Roll in Photos/Albums. The Camera Roll can be maintained on the device by tapping the edit button or the trash can in the app you are viewing them. You can also remove all photos from the Camera Roll when importing them to a computer with most photo management software.


    It sounds like you have an issue I ran into once. As you have already done set iTunes to not sync photos then sync the iPad for the changes to take place. On the iPad open Settings/General/Usage/Photos then swipe sideways on the options to cause the Delete button to appear. Power off the iPad by holding the Sleep button till the Slide to power off option comes up. Restart the iPad by holding the sleep button and check the Photo app. If the photos are still there you will have to Restore the iPad.


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