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How To Delete Photos From iPhone Or iPad The Right Way

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How To Delete Photos From iPhone Or iPad The Right Way

How to delete photos from iPhone

If you are looking for the easiest way to delete photos from iPhone or iPad, then you have come to the right place. In this detailed article we will show you the proper way of deleting photos from iPhone. You will also learn how to delete all photos from iPhone in case you are looking to free up space on your iOS device.

Before you start the process of deleting photos and videos from your device we would advise you to make sure you have backed up these photos if they are important to you. You can create an iCloud backup or an iTunes backup for your photos or use AirDrop to transfer them to your Mac before deleting them off your device, as once you delete them they will be gone permanently.

This is an up to date guide for iOS devices powered by iOS 13 or later.

How to delete photos from iPhone or iPad

Having said that let’s begin the process of deleting photos from iPhone.

Deleting a Few photos from iPhone or iPad

Deleting a few photos such as less than 5 or 10 is pretty straightforward on an iOS device.

  1. Launch Photos app and find the photos that you want to delete.
  2. Access the Photos tab from the bottom bar and then tap on ‘All Photos’ option.Delete Photos from iPhone
  3. Next tap on the ‘Select’ button from top right corner and then one by one tap on the photos that you want to delete from iPhone.
  4. Once all the photos have been selected simply tap on the Trash button from bottom right side of the screen and confirm.Delete Photos from iPhone
  5. Now tap on ‘Albums’ tab from the bottom bar and scroll all the down. From there tap on ‘Recently Deleted’ option.
  6. From the next screen select the photos you want to delete and hit the Delete button.

Deleting Many or all photos from iPhone or iPad

Deleting many photos such as 10 or more photos can be made significantly easier by using the selection gesture. This technique is helpful when you want to delete all photos from iPhone or iPad.

  1. Launch Photos app and find the photos that you want to delete.
  2. Access the Photos tab from the bottom bar and then tap on ‘All Photos’ option.
  3. Next tap on the ‘Select’ button from top right corner and slide your finger over rows and columns of photos and videos that you want to delete.delete all Photos
  4. Once all the photos have been selected simply tap on the Trash button from bottom right side of the screen and confirm.
  5. Now tap on ‘Albums’ tab from the bottom bar and scroll all the down. From there tap on ‘Recently Deleted’ option.
  6. From the next screen select the photos you want to delete and hit the Delete button.

Recovering Deleted photos from iPhone or iPad

Simply deleting photos from your photos library does not remove them from your iPhone right away, unless you go to the Recently Deleted section and delete them from there as shown in the tutorials above.

Once a photo has been deleted iPhone keeps it in its memory for 30 days after which they are permanently removed automatically. If you have mistakenly deleted any photos or videos, then you can easily recover them within 30 days.

Here’s how to recover deleted iPhone photos within 30 days…

  1. Open Photos app and tap on the ‘Albums’ tab from the bottom bar.
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘Recently Deleted’ option.
  3. Next tap on ‘Select’ button and tap on the photos you want to recover. Alternatively, you can tap on ‘Recover All’ option to recover all photos.Recover Photos On iPhone
  4. Confirm and access the recovered photos in your Photos library.

There you go folks, this is how you can delete photos from iPhone and recover them in a few simply steps. If you have any questions, then let us know in the comments section below.

Also learn how to flip a photo in iOS 13’s Photos app here.

How to quickly remove location data from photos in iOS 13.

How to use iOS 13’s built-in video editing tools.


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