14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2015 4:19 AM by Blischka
James Thomson Level 1 (85 points)

Under the list of albums on my iPhone photos is something called Events with a subtitle "from my mac."  I am not able to delete this folder nor any of the photos in this folder.  I'm not sure how they got there or in this album configurartion, but sure would like to remove it from my iphone photos, but when I touch "edit" on the albums page, deleting this folder is not an option.  Nor are any of the photos in it available for the delete or trash option.  How do I get rid of these photos??

  • James Thomson Level 1 (85 points)

    When I try to "edit" any of the photos in this undeletable album, there is no trash can and delete is not an option.

  • Michael Riordan Level 1 (10 points)

    I had the same problem.  In my case, the original event had been deleted from iPhoto on my Macbook Pro.


    My solution:


    1.  I physically attached my iPad to my Macbook Pro.

    2.  In iPhoto, I selected one photograph and made it into a new event using the exact title of the event on the iPad.

    3.  I switched to the iTunes application on my Macbook Pro.  Under Photos I selected the check boxes to sync photos on the laptop with the iPad, to sync selected photos and under Events, I selected the new event I just created.  I applied the changes and performed a sync.  At this point, the event on the iPad went from having over 300 photos to just one.

    4.  Back on the Macbook Pro, under iTunes, I deselcted the box that would sync the iPad with any photos on the laptop.  I was prompted whether I wanted to remove the previously synced photos and I indicated I did.  I ran another sync and the event was now completely gone from my iPad.


    Hope this works for you too.

  • James Thomson Level 1 (85 points)

    I think I did something very similar but not knowing just what I did, but I got rid of it.  I'm definitely a senior citizen when it comes to syncing and iCloud.  If I have the problem again I will come back to your advice above.  Thanks,

  • Ibuu4408 Level 1 (0 points)

    This Helped Me. Thank You Alot.

    And To Make this easier, and apple device could only have one event from the mac. So Syncing any other event will will delete the previous event you had on your iDevice and replace it with the one you want to have. Cheers

  • Rodf93 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have found an easier way

    Step 1: plug in device


    Step 2: click on the dice which popped up in iTunes

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    Step 3: Go to Finder and Create a new folder and do not pun nothing in it.



    Step 4: Click on the "Choose photos from" tab and look for the new folder you created

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    Step 5: Click sync and your " my mac photos" album will be deleted

  • Kaktus Studio Level 1 (5 points)

    This exact issue was driving me nuts as well. But I finally figured out how to do it.


    Before you start, be sure to close the "Photos" application on your device.


    1. Plug in your device (in my case it is the iPhone) to your computer.

    2. Open iTunes and select your device.

    3. Select the "Photos" tab for your device.

    4. On the upper right side (below "Sync Photos from …"), you will see a list where there are options.

    5. Highlighted should be "Selected albums, Event, and Faces, and automatically include …" This is where you select "no Events"

    6. Sync your device and the events will be gone.

  • Kaktus Studio Level 1 (5 points)

    Correction to step #4: upper left side, not right.

  • Fozzybr Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, this worked for me too!

  • michellefromnew kensington Level 1 (0 points)

    This totally worked for meKaktus Studio! Thank you! I've had these on there for a couple years killing my memory! A bunch of music videos my daughter and her friends made Thank you!

  • mimiswift Level 1 (0 points)

    If you meant on your phone, I recently had the same issue. I could not delete any photos that were synced under the album 'Events From My Mac'.

    I tried pressing random buttons, and found a solution. (this is for photos only. it will make your photos deletable, have the same date and location, and not be under events from my mac).

    First, I tapped on the photo I wanted to keep, and be able to delete. Then, I clicked on 'Edit'. Something will pop up saying something like 'This Photo Cannot Be Edited. Would You liked to duplicate it?' and then you have to click 'Duplicate'. after that you adjust something (the light, or color or whatever), and then adjust it back to normal. You will be able to tap 'Done' after that, and it will be in your camera roll! After that you are able to plug in your device into your computer and no longer need the events from mac any longer. Haha sorry if this confuses you.

  • mimiswift Level 1 (0 points)


    after you click 'duplicate and edit', pressing 'cancel' right away is a faster method.

  • jonathanjus Level 1 (0 points)

    AT LAST IT'S SOLVED - THANK YOU!!!!! I had tried everything unsuccessfully but this was exactly the solution I needed. Ahhhh. Now I can relax. Cheers!

  • nic@mix Level 1 (0 points)

    Brilliant , thanks!!   So happy thank you . Only had to do it once, worked the first time.  Now I just have to figure out how to get the photos I liked from iPhoto back on my phone??? himmmm here I go again...

  • Blischka Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally was able to remove photos!  Thanks for your help!