Is your iPhone memory stuffed with images? Then it’s time to delete all photos from iPhone that are no longer needed. Perhaps you searched for a “Select All” option in the Photos app, but it wasn’t there. Does that mean you have to select every single image to delete it? No 🙂

Delete All Photos From iPhone

This article talks about 2 ways to delete all photos from iPhone at the same time. One of them will be using a program that’s present on your Mac computer. Moving on, we’ll introduce some free apps to delete photos from iPhone and you won’t even need to connect the device to the PC.

Things to Note before You Delete All Photos From iPhone

When you use your iPhone to take an image, it goes to the Photos app, accessible through your Camera roll. The images stay in your Camera Roll even if they’re stored in Photo Stream or iCloud Storage, until they are deleted.

Mac’s Photo app does give an option to wipe images from iPhone after they’re imported, but that option isn’t there if they weren’t removed initially, so this option isn’t recommended.

Before proceeding, back up the images that are important to you. Unfortunately, you can’t recover images from a damaged iPhone. It’s understandable why Apple has made it challenging to delete all photos from iPhone. Also, make sure you’re backing up your PC.

Steps to Delete All Photos from iPhone Using a Mac

This is a strong method to delete all photos from iPhone. You need to use a program called “Image Capture”.

  1. Select the magnifying glass at the screen’s top right to launch Spotlight. It’s beside the clock at the right-hand side.
  2. Enter “Image Capture” and double-click this app to launch it.
  3. On the left, select iPhone below “Devices”.
  4. Click any image on the window’s right side to highlight it in blue color.
  5. Press command + A to choose all your images. Also, you can click “Edit” at the screen’s top and select “Select All”.
  6. At the bottom of the window, just left to “Import To:”, there will be a prohibitory sign icon. Select it.
  7. Choose “Delete”.

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Delete All Photos From iPhone on Mac Computer with Image Capture

Delete All iPhone Photos Using Free Apps

In the last couple of years, several free apps that enable you to delete all photos from iPhone have been released. Here are three highly rated ones; you won’t need to rely on a PC anymore.

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Delete All Photos from iPhone at once using App

The first one is ALPACA. It groups similar images so that you can easily see which images you want to keep. And apart from deleting your images, it increases the efficiency of the process. The app has a 5-star rating.

More apps include Flic and Photo Cleaner. The former enables you to swipe right or left to sort images in Camera Roll.

Read Also: Clear Space on iPhone Without Deleting Images

Final Thoughts: After you delete all photos on iPhone that weren’t needed, you can start taking new ones.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.