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How do I delete photos in camera roll

9563 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2013 7:19 PM by pfbzzz RSS
jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Dec 5, 2012 1:07 PM

Is it possible to delete multiple photos (several 100) from camera roll without first importing them to iPhoto?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,405 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    you would have to hit edit and then select each one to delete.  There is no mass delete.

     

    only way to mass is after importing it to your computer, you can then delete iphoto.

  • bhazel Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    go to setting.icloud.back up and storage. manage storage. then click on a back up. and turn off things she doesnt need backed up

  • tonyawhite Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    Manage albums: Tap Edit:

    • Rename an album:  Select the album, then enter a new name.

    • Rearrange albums:  Drag  .

    • Delete an album:  Tap  .

    Only albums created on iPhone can be renamed or deleted.

  • winnijones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to jimhaynes)

    Delete Multiple Photos on the iPhone

    Step 1

    Click the "Photos" icon on your iPhone's home screen. The Photos icon has a yellow flower on it.

    Step 2

    Click your Camera Roll to view its contents.

    Step 3

    Click the "Share" button in the top corner of your iPhone's screen. The Share button looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing out of it.

    Step 4

    Tap the thumbnail image for each of the photos you want to delete.

    Step 5

    Tap the "Delete" button to delete all of the selected photos from your iPhone's Camera Roll.

  • weaselbutt Calculating status...
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    Simply tap the photos icon, select Camera Roll from Albums, hit edit--> then select photos to be deleted and delete.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,520 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    Connect your phone to the computer you normally sync with. If either iPhoto or iTunes starts on your computer, quit those applications. On a Mac start Image Capture. This application is in your Applications > Utilities folder. When Image Capture is run you will see all the photos in your Camera Roll and be able to Select All and delete.

  • swimmyz Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to Ralph9430)

    I tried this, deleting from Image Capture with all other applications closed but that didn't work either.

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to swimmyz)

    Use iPhoto. Import your photos. When done you will promped to delete or keep. Choose delete.

  • LoriLWho Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    I have an iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3. The way I delete multiple pictures in my camera roll is slightly different than winnijones (when I click "Camera Roll" doing it her way there is no "Share" button". This might vary by phone or iOS?).

     

    From Camera, click the thumbnail image (mine is lower left corner).

     

    In preview click "Camera Roll" (mine is upper left corner) to view its contents.

     

    Click "Share" button (mine is bottom center and looks like a rectangle with an arrow going to the right out of it)

     

    Select the images you want to delete and confirm.

  • pfbzzz Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2013 7:19 PM (in response to Ralph9430)

    Thanks... deleting with image capture worked perfectly (latest IOS and OSX) and allowed me to quickly delete 500+ photos without the brain-dead 'select each photo' method on the iphone.

     

    Look for the little red circle with a slash through it on the bottom of the image capture window. Simply selecting all the photos and hitting delete or looking in the edit menu won't work.

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