4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2012 4:38 AM by jspence444
Jordan Kong Level 1 Level 1

I m having problems deleting a photo. I can't seem to delete the photo on my device and I don't know how to delete it using iTunes. Can anyone help me? Please and thank you

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    If this is a photo synced from your computer to your phone you delete it by connecting your phone to your computer, going to the Photos tab of your iTunes sync settings, unchecking the folder that contains the photos you no longer want on your phone and syncing.  (If you only want to delete a single photo, remove it from the folder and sync.)

  • jspence444 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Jordan, sorry to hear you're having trouble deleting photos. You can only delete photos on your iPhone that were taken on your iPhone (i.e. they appear in Camera Roll), or photos from your iCloud Photo Stream.

    To delete photos synced from your computer to your phone:

    (1) With your iPhone plugged into your computer, open iTunes

    (2) Select your iPhone in the sidebar on the left

    (3) Click on the Photos tab. Uncheck events and albums that you don't wish to have on your iPhone.


    Hope this helps!


  • TomsiPhone Level 1 Level 1

    Dunno about Mac, but if yours is a Windows PC you need only connect the iPhone, and then in Windows Explorer note that it appears as a Camera--open it and throw any photo you don't want anymore into the Recycle Bin.

  • jspence444 Level 1 Level 1

    That may work as well, although I'm not sure whether that is an Apple-supported way of removing photos. It may cause problems in the future.