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billyc99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How does one delete photos from the iPhone?

Built my own, Windows 7
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
    If they are in the library (i.e. after sync and have been moved from the camera roll) then I don't believe you can.

    Deletion is normally done on the computer which sync's the deletion over to the iPhone.

    To delete off the camera roll, use the button on the bottom right hand corner when viewing the photo.
  • shuneka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i cant delete photos from my iPhone 3Gs without going to itunes to sync and delete...i dont have a trash can at the bottom of my screen to delete photos directly off my phone and all my friends do so i want to know why or how can i get one to appear?
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,450 points)
    Are you in the Camera Roll?
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
    shuneka wrote:
    i cant delete photos from my iPhone 3Gs without going to itunes to sync and delete...i dont have a trash can at the bottom of my screen to delete photos directly off my phone and all my friends do so i want to know why or how can i get one to appear?



    Like I said, you cannot delete photo's without iTunes, UNLESS they have just been taken and are still in the camera roll.
  • stihlmania Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    my Iphone will delete photos when you view them in the phone Photo Album, just view each photo and a trash can should appear in the lower right of the screen...
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
    In the camera roll, yes, but not in the album which is created by syncing with a computer. The trashcan only appears on camera roll content.
  • espresso10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,
    Not sure if this will help but this is what I did.

    1) If you have synched and transferred your iPhone camera roll photo's to your Mac and did not select the iPhoto option to delete the originals off the iPhone as part of transfer process, then you like me, now have two sets of photo's: the originals on the iPhone and the identical photos transferred into iPhoto.

    2) As I took more iPhone photo's and did additional synchs/transfers to iPhoto, unless I choose to "delete originals" as part of the iPhoto transfer, I continued to have more and more images left on my iPhone. I was never able to clear out the camera roll once and for all.

    3) Short of going one by one on the iPhone camera roll and deleting the images, what I now use is the Apple app, "*_Image Capture_*"

    4) Attach your iPhone to your Mac as if you were going to synch. Go to your Apps folder, open the "Image Capture" app. After it loads you will see on the left hand side under Devices your iPhone listed.

    5) Select your iPhone, and in the main image Capture window you will then see all the images currently on your iPhone camera roll. You can now select all or some and click the Delete button (Red Circle with a line thru it) at the bottom of the Image Capture screen. This will delete them from the iphone and clear your camera roll.
    (NOTE: please make sure you have already transferred the images off your iPhone if you want to keep them, because as far as I know, once you delete them this way from your iPhone they are gone.)

    6) As an additional option, you can if you so desire, opt to click on the "Delete after Import" box (lower right corner in the main Image Capture page). The means that all future transfers/synch of images from your iPhone to iPhoto will be deleted afterwards whether or not you say so in iPhoto transfer.

    Hope this helps. It did for me, I was able to finally removed the 800 or so photo's I had left behind on my iPhone. My camera roll is clean now and the process works much better, at least for me.

    Dave
  • ringgold Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. First, I not real comfotable on the computer and second, I am new to the iphone. While synching to the computer I somehow downloaded some pictures that I don't want on my phone and I can't figure out how to delete them without that trashcan. Can you help me in laymans terms?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    This can't happen by accident. This must be manually selected under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.

    If you want to remove all photos that were transferred from your computer to your iPhone, under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes, deselect Sync Photos followed by a sync.
  • vimokshananda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Dave for your detailed explanation!
    I never knew about this *Image Capture*.
    I am happy to have it and find it very useful.
  • dee09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi can anyone help i managed to transfer photos to my iphone 4 but more went than i intended and they went into my wallpaper bit and i cant get them deleted or moved.
    would be greatfull for any help.

    Dee
  • JuanD Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Espresso10 you are a genius. Worked for me. Thanks
  • Ronald Hijduk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    The tip on deleting from Camera Roll is really useful. I am wondering how to delete photos from Photo Library. I have already synched these to my Mac and spent a lot of time deleting photos from iPhoto. I am worried that when I synch next time, iPhoto on my Mac will import the deleted photos that still exist in the Photo Library on my iPhone. Does anyone know if this will happen, or if the synch will remove those from my iPhone?
  • nowsthetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, thank you thank you thank you~~~~~!!!!!!
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