5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 4:12 PM by Stephen Spark
starrchild80 Level 1 Level 1

I hope that it is not true that I cannot delete photos thaI synced to my iPad. I cannot use my computer because it is not charging. How do I remove synced photos from my iPad without the use of my ITunes?


iPad 2, iOS 6.1.3
Solved by Stephen Spark on Mar 24, 2013 7:20 AM Solved

You can delete synced photos in Settings/Usage/Photo and Camera then swipe sideways on Photo Library to reveal the delete button. This is an all or nothing option, you can not select the photos or albums you wish to delete, it just deletes them all.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9

    If photos were synced from your computer then they can't be deleted directly on the iPad, you will need remove/de-select them from where you synced it from on your computer and re-sync.

     

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4

    You can delete synced photos in Settings/Usage/Photo and Camera then swipe sideways on Photo Library to reveal the delete button. This is an all or nothing option, you can not select the photos or albums you wish to delete, it just deletes them all.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6

    This is a problem. Normally you do need to connect to the computer you've synced ith previously to delete albums that were copied from that computer.

     

    In the case where the old computer fails, crashes or is sold or discarded, you need to get all of your stuff off the iPad and onto a new computer. Visit Apple support to learn how to do this. Once you establish a new tunes library on a different computer you can sync and delete the photo albums you no longer want.

     

    Another option is to restore your iPad to its original state. That will delete everything including photos, non default apps, music, videos, etc.

     

    Once reset and erased you can download all purchased apps again.

  • starrchild80 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks! This was most helpful. I just emailed myself the ones that I wanted to keep and deleted the rest! Then I saved the emailed photos to my camera roll. You are awesome, Stephen.

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4

    Dropbox is a good option for online storage for photos and has a pretty good iOS app. But you can't beat syncing your photos to a computer which also has an external USB drive for a backup. With photos I'll even go one step further and burn CD/DVDs to store at another location.