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how to delete all photos on iphone 4

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  • Waqaar21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to Red Jack Rabbit)

    This one is easy

    This works in all versions of Mac OS X:

    1. Connect the iPhone to the computer via USB
    2. Launch Image Capture from the /Applications/ folder
    3. Hit Command+A to Select All pictures within Image Capture, then with all images selected click the red (\) button to delete all photos
    4. Confirm deletion when asked and be prepared to wait

    This should work in all versions of Windows:

    1. Connect the iPhone to the computer via USB
    2. Open ‘My Computer’ and choose “Apple iPhone”
    3. Open to folders “Internal Storage” and then open “DCIM”, contained within will be a folder containing all photos and videos on the iPhone
    4. From the folder containing the pictures, select all, then delete

     

    You are welcome guys

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,520 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to Waqaar21)

    We are welcome that you have just posted the same info as others have posted?

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion, iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984
  • snackfill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to Red Jack Rabbit)

    Not sure if this is an answer or a bug or I'm just confused. This is on iOS6 (could have been earlier version too)

     

    If you go to Settings > General > Usage > Wait for Storage to load > Photos & Camera

     

    Swipe left on Camera Roll and you get a Delete option. However it doesn't seem to do anything for me. It takes me back the screen before except this time the arrow's missing from the Photos & Camera item (go out and come back and it returns). Photos remain.

     

    *shrug*

  • amazingcomputer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to tandoantd)

    Thank you!! that was the solution! took him nearly two hours to delete 2885 photos (on a MacBook Air 2011 & iPod touch 4)

  • Toolquest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to tandoantd)

    tandoantd

     

    YOU ROCK! Thank you! That worked perfectly and much faster then downloading into Iphoto to then delete from that application. Thank you.

     

    This is the best way. So much easier then selecting 600 images one by one.

  • MrMontezuma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 2:29 AM (in response to tandoantd)

    Yeah, tandoantd, works great. Thanx for sharing!

  • espressonator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 5:26 PM (in response to Waqaar21)

    I SHOULD NOT (underscore and repeat often that I SHOULD NOT) have to connect my iPhone to a computer to remove photos.  That's absurd. 

  • espressonator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 4:57 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    Your post begins by denigrating users and so it should be removed by apple support staff.

  • MilaCG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 6:50 PM (in response to Red Jack Rabbit)

    I ended up creating an empty folder on my desktop and making iTunes sync from that folder.  Took out all the photos I had (which I wanted) since I save those someplace else anyway.

  • hampstr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to tandoantd)

    tandoantd on page one of this post has the best and easiest solution here!!!!!!!!!  It wipped all 3200 pictures from my phone with just 3 clicks!!

     

    You are the best man!!!

  • Toqui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to Dah•veed)

    Hi,

     

    Even though I delete all images from iPhone (4S in my case) I keep getting "events" in iTunes that are no longer in my iPhoto. Take a look at this link: http://screencast.com/t/qQf0DLqx Why is this? More keep appearing as I take more pictures. Does this have to do with iCloud? Nobody has been able to help me on this and I've been asking for quite a long time now

     

    Somebody heeeeeelp!!!!!!!

     

    Thankx!

  • Toqui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    Hi,

     

    Even though I delete all images from iPhone (4S in my case) I keep getting "events" in iTunes that are no longer in my iPhoto. Take a look at this link:http://screencast.com/t/qQf0DLqx Why is this? More keep appearing as I take more pictures. Does this have to do with iCloud? Nobody has been able to help me on this and I've been asking for quite a long time now

     

    Somebody heeeeeelp!!!!!!!

     

    Thankx!

  • Toqui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to randers4)

    Hi,

     

    Even though I delete all images from iPhone (4S in my case) I keep getting "events" in iTunes that are no longer in my iPhoto. Take a look at this link:http://screencast.com/t/qQf0DLqx Why is this? More keep appearing as I take more pictures. Does this have to do with iCloud? Nobody has been able to help me on this and I've been asking for quite a long time now

     

    Somebody heeeeeelp!!!!!!!

     

    Thankx!

  • Daveyboyy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 1:04 AM (in response to Red Jack Rabbit)

    From what Dah*veed responded before is what I usually do once in a while when I feel like I should delete a couple of pictures. However, right now I'm on the same boat as you because I want to delete all of my pictuers since it is sort of lagging my phone and making it hard for me to take new pictures due to lack of space. Therefore, What I'm trying out right now after reading all the comments about no "delete all pictures button" and from what Dah*veed mentioned earlier... LOOPHOLE??? Reimport ALL THE PICTURES... and the when the option is offered, click yes I will delete it all. (Trying that out right now as I type). Probably will not be responding later in the future because I might forget to but if I do I'll let y'all know. Wish me luck!

  • Daveyboyy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 1:12 AM (in response to Daveyboyy)

    Well this way worked too apparently lol

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