How to Delete Photos from iPhone?

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How to Delete Photos from iPhone?

While there are countless things that everyone loves about iPhones, there’s one that we all unanimously hate, and that’s the absence of the option to expand memory. Whether you buy a 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB version of the device, you are stuck with it. Therefore, you just cannot afford to keep things you do not absolutely need on your phone.

Deleting old photos to make room for new ones seems to be the quickest way to free memory in your iPhone. But, how do you go about scrolling through hundreds of pictures looking for the one you do not need. Here are some ways that can help you conveniently delete photos from your iPhone and make space.

Deleting Pictures You Do Not Need

The easiest way to make free space on your iPhone is by deleting the pictures you do not need. If you are deleting images one by one, you will have to open every image and tap the  button. In case you wish to delete them in bulk, open the Photos app and tap on ‘Select’. All you have to do now is tap on the images that you wish to delete and then click on the button.

It is important to note that deleted photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch go to your 'Recently Deleted' album, where they stay for about 30 days. So, if you ever happen to delete an image or video accidentally, this is where you can recover them.

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Moving Image And Videos To iCloud

One option which does not require you to lose your memories permanently is moving images and videos to iCloud. Before you start deleting anything from your device, just make sure that your data is backed up on your iCloud account.

Also, in case you wish to free up your iPhone as well as iCloud space, you can use the iCloud Photo Library. Here, when you delete images and videos on one device, it automatically deletes them from all other devices where you are logged in with the same Apple ID.

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Deleting Photos from iPhone Using Computer

Furthermore, if you are wondering how to delete photos from your iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 using iTunes, then we will help you with that as well. Connect your device to your Mac using syncing cable and launch Image Capture. After you are done, select your iPhone in the ‘Device’ column and import images to a designated location. You can also choose to import only those batches of images that you seek to delete and leave the rest on your iPhone.

Once the images have been imported to your Mac, you can press 'Command + A' on your Mac to select all the photos and click the ‘Delete’ button to get rid of them.

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Well, now that you know the different ways to free space on your device, what are you waiting for? Permanently delete them or back them up on your iCloud account and get set to capture new stills and memories. But before you go, tell us other ways you know for deleting photos from your iPhone or any other iOS device through comments below.

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