Deleting multiple photos from your iPhone does not seem to be exactly straightforward for many users: this is a question we are asked often by iPhone photographers. There are actually at least four methods of deleting multiple photos that are worth mentioning: the first can be done directly from the Camera Roll and is perfect when you need to delete a few dozens of images; the others require your iPhone to be connected to your computer (Windows or Mac).
Method 1: Delete photos from the iPhone Camera Roll
1. Launch your iPhone’s Camera Roll.
2. In the top bar, you should see a curved arrow icon – tap the icon.
3. You can now select as many photos as you want in the Camera Roll.
4. When you have selected all the photos you want to delete, tap the Delete button.
Method 2: Delete photos through Itunes
Sometimes, you have so many photos in your iPhone that even the method above becomes too time-consuming. A simple way to get rid of all the photos is to delete them while your iPhone is connected to iTunes on your PC. When you transfer the photos to your PC, iTunes will ask if you want to keep the photos on your iPhone or if you want to remove them.
1. Connect the iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes
2. Go to Devices, then select your iPhone
3. Click on the Photos tab
4. Uncheck the Synch Photos option and click on Remove Photos
5. Click Apply. WARNING: This will remove all your photos!
Method 3: Windows 7 – Connect your iPhone to your computer, and access the photos directly
Simply put, use your iPhone like an external HDD.
On Windows 7 (should work also on Vista):
1. Connect the iPhone to your computer.
2. Go to My Computer, and you should see the iPhone device icon.
3. Double click on the icon, and you should see your photos directory.
4. You can now delete or do whatever you want with the photos, as if they were on your computer HDD.
Method 4: Using Mac OS X Preview
Many Mac users do not know about this, but when you connect your iPhone to your Mac, you can move, delete, and access the photos on your iPhone through Preview. The tool is actually quite powerful, and ignored by some that (reasonably) tend to use only iPhoto to access the photos on their iPhone.
1. Connect the iPhone to your Mac.
2. Open Preview, then click the File menu and select Import From [iPhone Name].
3. An easy to use window will open, where you are free to play with your photos and delete them if you need to.
If you want to delete photos from your iCloud stream, please check our latest article, available here.
If you have other methods to share, please comment!