12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2007 8:35 AM by Valerie Mcmillen
Nano Sour Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
Have searched the forum, but can't find a solution.

Is there a way to delete all the photos in the camera roll on iPhone? I just got back from vacation and have about 70 photos that have been imported to iPhoto, but are still on the iPhone. I click delete photos on the iPhoto import screen, but they are still there. Do I have to delete them one by one? Doesn't seem efficient.


24" Intel (White) iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,385 points)
    Yesterday I used iPhoto to import photos taken by the iPhone and selected delete the photos from the iPhone after import which worked as intended and has always worked for me since I purchased the iPhone on 6/29.

    Not sure where to start.

    Is iPhoto up to date - you are running the most recent version?

    Your OS detail provided indicates you are running 10.4.9 which is not the current version so is this accurate?
  • Nano Sour Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Allan,

    Yes I am running 10.4.10 with all updated software. Strange...I've also had my 4GB iPhone since 6/29 and it's always been like this.

    Clicking delete will not delete the camera roll photos.

    OK I just tried again and this time chose to duplicate the photos that I had already imported. After this the photos were deleted off the iPhone. When I choose don't import on replicated photos it leaves them on the phone.

    I marked as solved... Thanks
  • bbox78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So there is a mass delete mode , I see the delete photo box on the Iphoto box when downloaded which function do you hit . there is 3 choices to pick from ? It hasn't worked for me ....
  • caf Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
    A simple way to delete photos on your iPhone's Camera Roll is to run Image Capture with your iPhone connected. Choose Download Some… then select the photos you wish to delete. Now click on the red round Delete icon in the Options bar at the top of the Image Capture window. (If you do not see the red round Delete icon in the Options bar, either make the Image Capture window larger or click on the right arrow in the Options Bar to show the Delete icon.)
  • mi3haelc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also having trouble with my iphone not deleting rolls after importing them to my imac. Also I'd like to delete some of the iphone photo album. How do you run the Image capture on the imac?
    I just purchased this iphone in 09/2007 and updated today with 1.1.1.
  • cheetahkayak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Image capture worked to delete the camera roll that would not delete even after delete/reset. The should include an option on the iphone/iphoto do to this. They got stuck on the iphone after I said don't delete when I initially said dont delete when they were first downloaded into iphoto.
  • Valerie Mcmillen Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    You are awesome--I have been having this issue too, and I used the image capture, worked like a charm!! Thanks!
  • Dave Egleston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got a problem with stupidity on my part... I inadvertently loaded the photos from my computer onto my iPhone and can't get them off my iPhone now - I tried to use "Image Capture" but that program doesn't recognize the downloaded pictures, only the pictures I took with the iPhone.

    Any good ideas for this idiot?

  • SbBeachGuy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Try as the other posts and use another program OR wait until this is answered: "WHY WON'T another version of iTunes come out that FULLY replaces that part in my iPhone" - they need to have the ability to just replace small parts of the software and resetting just that part such as fully restoring the camera to CAMERA ROLL folder relationship and existence.
  • Valerie Mcmillen Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Dave--

    I think with the phone, it's all to do with the syncing...so resync and DON'T sync those!! that should work...
  • Gyve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's times like these that you hope (pray?) Apple is listening to their customers. Clearly this is a huge miss -syncing to delete photos is not practical, and furthermore having to use some round about way with Image Capture is even worse. Apple needs to either make a bulk delete method on the iPhone Camera Roll or in iPhoto. Who are you guys hiring for the "User Interface Evangelist" positions on the Jobs page? Not me .

  • Valerie Mcmillen Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    From what I have read, it's all because there is no manual syncing like on an ipod---very frustrating I know! Something about security on people's phones! Knowing Apple, they will fix it soon! Keep the faith.