How to Delete All Photos From Your iPhone

How to Delete All Photos From Your iPhone
When it comes to a device like an iPhone, especially, if you have a model with lesser storage, the piling up of images becomes a serious concern. So, how to deal with such an issue? The answer is obviously clearing up the storage space timely and in the correct manner. Now, how to delete all photos from iPhone?


Or I rather say how to remove photos from iPhone that you hardly remember why you stored in the first place?

Well, if I talk about my experience with such a device, this has happened with me a ton of times. I always end up removing files in a hurry because the storage space gets filled up very quickly in the present times. Moreover, the removal of a huge number of images individually all at once to clear up the required space isn’t that easy.

So to not delete any of your data, including your pictures in a situation of a hurry, ensure to follow any of the given methods.

You can either delete all photos from iPhone using the iPhone itself, or you can use Mac to do the same.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to remove photos from iPhone for both the methods that I just mentioned:

How to Delete All Photos from iPhone? – By Using iPhone

Step 1: At first, press Photos icon that is there on your home screen.

Step 2: Now, press Albums, which you can locate in the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Now, depending upon the number of folders that are there, start one by one. For example, select All photos first and open it.

Step 4: Now, on the right side upper corner of the screen, press Select. Move ahead and select all the pictures that have to be deleted.

Step 5: Now, press Delete. All the pictures that were selected will get removed.

Step 6: You can also press See All instead of pressing All photos. This option will help you directly select all the albums at once and delete them at them.


Now, deleting all the photos using the above method doesn’t delete them entirely from your iPhone. There is another step to it. And hence, to make sure every photo of your albums is deleted, do the following:

To completely delete everything there are a few more steps:

Step 1: At first, navigate back to Albums and scroll down till you reach an option that says Recently deleted.


Step 2: Press Recently deleted and open it.

Step 3: Now, go a step ahead and press Select, which is in the right-hand corner at the top of your iPhone’s screen.

Step 4: In the bottom, on the left-hand corner of your iPhone’s screen, press Delete All.  It’s that simple and easy to do.

How to Delete All Pictures from iPhone? – Using Mac

So if you are someone like me who ends up storing most of the data on the iPhone using iCloud Photo Library, this method is for you. This method to delete all photos from iPhone is sure to come handy in the long run in a just few easy-to-do steps. Without further ado, let’s get right into the steps:

Step 1: At first, on your Mac, open Photos, which could be found on the screen’s top left of the sidebar.


Step 2: Now, press command + A or you can also press Edit → Select All


Step 3: After the above, press command + delete.


As stated above in the iPhone method, deleting all the photos using the above method doesn’t delete them entirely from your iCloud Photo Library. And hence, to make sure every photo of your ‘Recently Deleted’ album is deleted, do the following:

Step 4: Press at the Recently Deleted option, which is there on the left side of the screen.

Step 5: Now, press Delete All option, which is in the screen’s upper-right corner.

Step 6: Move ahead and press Delete # Items to remove all the photos.

Final Words

You can also bring in use the iCloud website if you have to remove a huge chunk of photos. Other than deleting your pictures from your iPhone, if you have to free up some storage space, you can use Google Photos and Dropbox too.

Moreover, you will only save them online, not into your system this way, and hence, choose accordingly.


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