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How to delete 2000 photos?

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webDeveloperDave Calculating status...
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May 13, 2013 11:01 AM

I have take almost 2000 pictures on my iPhone3GS - it's out of space. I need to free up some space on this thing. I have off-loaded all of these pictures onto my MacbookAir using ImageCapture.


I cannot find a way to delete pictures on this iPhone except to go on the iPhone itself - go into Camera Roll and delete them one at a time.




There has to be a way to delete all of these photos and videos with one button? Is there?


I've searched this forum and read all the Help that's on this computer and i've tried everything i've found and nothing works. It's almost like the iPhone is a read-only device. Why would it be that way?


I mean - there's a checkbox in Image Capture that says "Delete after import" which common sense would make one think that by checking that box it would delete the photos after importing them - but that checkbox apparently does not do anything. I've had it cheked for weeks now and I still have all 2000 pictures on my iPhone. I've tried dragging them to the trash can and that does nothing. The delete button does nothing.


So if "Delete" is not the way to delete photos - what is ??????

iPhone 3GS, iOS 4.3.3
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,345 points)
  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,455 points)
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    May 13, 2013 11:16 AM (in response to webDeveloperDave)

    Connect your iPhone to your computer again using Image Capture. Select the photos and delete them. You should be able to Select All in Image Capture.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    May 14, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to webDeveloperDave)

    I'm sure you can do it with a Mac but I don't know how.  For a PC, treat it just like you would any digital camera... plug it in and delete pics using Windows Explorer.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    May 14, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to webDeveloperDave)

    Maybe this helps regarding Image Capture (see randers4 post)...


  • leogirl81083 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 4, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to webDeveloperDave)

    I am so thrilled to report that, YES, in fact you can delete all photos with one easy swipe~!!!! I just discovered how by accident when I went to delete my audiobooks for more storage!! You go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > USAGE > PHOTOS & CAMERA > and then just decide what you’d like to remove~~ either (or all) “Camera Roll” “Photo Library” or “Photo Stream” & Swipe to Delete! Happy deleting everyone!! device-ios-tip/


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