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How to delete Photo Library from iPhone

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  • JonathanBoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to lisamhos)

    WOW! I love you! I had over 2000 pictures taking up a ton of valuable gaming space and I couldn't remove them through iTunes or Funbox, no matter what IOS file I deleted. Your method was dead on! It was such a simple fix I'm hitting myself in the head because I couldn't think of it first! Thank you so much for making my IOS life a bit easier. I owe you big time! Jonathan

  • Nonnakathy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to lisamhos)

    Wow!!! I've been so frustrated because I couldn't download ios7 because of a ridiculously full photo library. Your instructions worked perfectly! Thank you so much.

  • rustrate Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to Nonnakathy)

    Im in deep trouble as I cant delete photos that have been uploaded from my pc from years ago that have come back. I no longer have the pc to unsync with and following all the instructions on this forum I cant get rid...Im currently heading for divorce or throwing my iphone.

     

    Please help

  • a98w Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 9:52 PM (in response to lisamhos)

    thank you, this really worked..most helpful person here by far...

  • gennadykh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 5:54 PM (in response to lisamhos)

    thank you much for the help!

    It saved me bunch of time to figure out how to remove photo lib from iphone.

    In my case i just moved pictures from iphone to my desktop windows pc. but ios did not recogniz that library folder is empty! this was preventing upgrade ios process (not enought memory).

    Hope next ios version will fix such simple bug.

    tnx again for great idea!

  • lynnr13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to lisamhos)

    I am going crazy with this...really! I can find no reference to photos ANYWHERE on my itunes, no tab, no preference anywhere on photos at all...its driving me nuts and I now only have 300 mb left of space on my 16gig Iphone 4s (on IOS6.1) I dont have any delete options available on my iphone apart from on camera roll...allother albums are edit only NO delete...before I self destruct...any other ideas..anyone...pleeeeeese!

  • ESSEX OLD BOY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 12:43 AM (in response to lynnr13)

    lynnr

    when you connect your phone it should show on left side under 'devices'

    click on this and you should get details of your phone.

    On the right of the top tool bar you should now see photos

  • lynnr13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 12:01 AM (in response to ESSEX OLD BOY)

    Thanks Essex Old Boy, but still no luck. When I connect my iphone and look under Devices the reference to my iphone says "sync Lynns iphone"...It is seriously driving me nuts!!!!! I think I'll have to take my iphone and laptop in to someone to have a look at it for me before I jump on it

  • ESSEX OLD BOY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 12:32 AM (in response to davacoco)

    Lynn

    Are you using latest version of i-tunes - which is 11.1.3 ?

  • Jaspet0014 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to MacZombie)

    Thank you MacZombie - your solution for a Mac user is super easy - I never would have thought to manage my photos on my phone through Preview (weird, Apple designers). But it works, so again, thanks.

     

    Glad the solution provided by Lisamhos worked for PC users - it didn't for me on my Mac, but I kept scanning down and found your solution and - voila. 100 points for you, MacZombie

  • mattlamb Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 19, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to MacZombie)

    This is so awsome, using this method you can  just drag and drop images to the desktop!

     

    you can all so shoot live and they appear in the Preview import window.

     

    no more sync/cloud/iphot for me.

     

    Thanks  MacZombie! 

  • MiMi_Momma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2014 1:57 PM (in response to randers4)

    OMG........ I struggled and struggled to get rid of my BIG mistake; accidently uploading ALL of my pics from PC to IPhone...... THIS IS SPOT ON!!! 

    Thank you so very much

  • Damon1985 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 18, 2014 4:01 PM (in response to lisamhos)

    1st time here Wanted to say Big thanks to Lisa!! 

     

    Even though your excellent and easily understood solution is posted little over a year ago, you didn't give yourself enough credit your quote  -->(and apparently has worked perfectly for over 30 others) <-- To be real its more like thousands who have been able to keep from losing there mind trying to figure out how to delete  that much hated photo library.

     

    Well said your reply to Homer :  I probably would have told him off had i been you.. Some people just can't be Thankful.

     

    I am still able with iOS6 to delete the photos in my photo stream the way I described above when I was using iOS5.

     

    I  just wanted to say that I am a normal person with an iPhone and iPad  just like you all. I dont work for Apple and quite frankly dont know  much about Apple products. I was having an issue with my pics, found a  fix that worked for me (and apparently has worked perfectly for over 30  others) and wanted to "pay it forward" so others wouldnt have to  experience my frustration.

     

    I  am sorry for those that it DIDNT work for. I wish I could help you, but  please dont send me scathing emails telling me that my fixes dont work.  . I work in Criminal Justice, not IT.

     

    I  wish Apple would see these threads and realize that a simple  "delete/trashcan" icon would be a MIRACLE worker and not make things so  dang complicated.

     

     

     

     

    Thanks Again, Even 14-15 months later your solution is still helping others. Your making us normal people look good

  • lisamhos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2014 9:02 AM (in response to Damon1985)

    Was having a horrible day yesterday...thanks much for the smile!

  • SheShe1975 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 1, 2014 7:17 AM (in response to lisamhos)

    Hello, I have read your comment and I tried it many times. but it has not worked for me. I'm only doing this because I have only limited space left. I did import all my photos and videos to my pc but they are still on my photo album. Please help? thanks so much

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