Photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone via the iTunes sync transfer process cannot be deleted direct from your iPhone. These photos are deleted from your iPhone in the same way - via the iTunes sync process.
You can remove all photos from your iPhone that were transferred from your computer by deselecting Sync Photos under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes followed by a sync.
Allan Sampson is correct, you can only delete pictures from your 'camera roll' directly on your iPhone 4S. All other pictures must be deleted via syncing with iTunes. To delete them all and start over, uncheck the Sync Photos option (top of page in itunes photos screen) and click "Apply" at the bottom right. All the pictures that were brought over from iPhoto to your phone will be removed, except any photos in your camera roll and photo stream, those will stay.
Personally I think it's a bit of a bug not being able to delete photos directly on the phone...I hope Apple can fix this for the next update!!
I also find it frustrating that if I've made changes to the albums in iPhoto, iTunes sync doesn't seem to recognize the changes, still shows the old albums unless you 'eject' your iPhone and then plug back in - now the album changes are recognized by iTunes and you can sync back with new/changed photos
Since this is my first iPhone this isn't something I would know automatically (nor would anyone else starting into the iPhone realm) - it only makes sense that you should be able to remove photos on the device...every other camera phone I've ever owned allows me to do this. My iPod allows me to do this...why not my iPhone?
Your iPod allows you to remove photos direct from the iPod that were transferred from your computer via the iTunes sync/transfer process?
You can remove photos/videos in the iPhone's Camera Roll direct from the iPhone, but not photos that were transferred from your computer. Photos transferred from your computer are optimized for viewing on the iPhone as part of the iTunes sync/transfer process. And this is a one way transfer process only - photos are not synced.
this is the worst. why cant you just keep it simple? i'm trying to create different ablums on my phone and now that i have all of my old pics sorted out i cant delete this massive folder with copies that were synced and mixed in with other stuff from 2 days ago. just allow us to delete whatever pics and albums we want off the iphones.
Because photos transferred from your computer are optimized for viewing on your iPhone as part of the iTunes transfer process - these photos are not synced.
This is designed around iPhoto on a Mac where you can make use of Events, Albums, and Faces and easily remove photos from a selected Event or Album to be transferred or add new photos to an existing Event or Album or create a new Event or Album for new photos in iPhoto followed by a sync.
Are you guys kidding me?
Who does Apple think it is?
Even idiot phones, like Nokia S60 and S40, do not have the gull to presume they know better than me what I want to do with my own stuff!
IOS is rapidly proving itself to be the most user-unfriendly, over-controlled, draconian mobile OS in existance.
Mark my words people, this is the beginning of the end for Apple, just because it is too full of its own un-earned importance.
Long Live Android!!!
How to delete photos on a iphone 4s.
find the delete key Step by step guide on how to delete photos
Select Photos (The Flower Icon) This opens Photo Library.
On the top left of screen Select the "Albums Button"
This Opens A menu with Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, iPhone images,
Select Camera Roll
In the Camera Roll, images are displayed and in the right Top Corner is the funny Arrow coming out of box icon
Select this & it turns into a "Cancel Button" but now in the bottom right is the red "Delete Button"
NOW WHEN you select items they get the red tick and you can press the "Delete Button"