How to permanently delete photos from iPhone
--Wednesday, 11 October 2017
In this era, iPhone has become a wonderful camera which is always ready to capture the unforgettable moment. However, like a coin has two sides, with the growing quantity of photos, and because of the limited internal storage of your iPhone, no matter which model of your iPhone is, delete photos to free memory is one of the most frequent ways. Meanwhile, there is a great deal of photos which you want to delete but you don’t find an efficient way to finish the job. For those cases, please continue to read this article. We here propose some useful techniques for you. When it comes to the deletion of photos on iPhone, most of us get used to deleting them one by one. It works but it takes time and it is misery when you have hundreds of photos to delete.
- Part 1: Delete multiple photos from iPhone Camera Roll
- Part 2: Use computer to delete all photos from iPhone
- Part 3: Use iPhone Data Recovery to delete photos permanently
Part 1: Delete multiple photos from iPhone Camera Roll
Follow the detailed steps to delete photos in small quantity.
Step 1: Launch Photos
Step 2: Open “Camera Roll” album
Step 3: You can see the interface below. Hit the “Select” button on the right side.
Step 4: Select individually the photos you want and then click on the trash bin icon to confirm the deletion.
Step 5: A pop-up will appear to ask you again for confirmation. Accept and remove the chosen photos from iPhone.
Part 2: Use computer to delete all photos from iPhone
For Mac users:
Step 1: Use an USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac.
Step 2: Launch “Image Capture” in the Applications Folder.
Step 3: Use keyboard shortcut “Command + A” to select all the photos.
Step 4: A pop-up will appear. Click on the “Delete” button and all the photos inside the folder will be deleted at once.
For Windows computer users:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Windows PC.
Step 2: Open “My Computer” and open “Apple iPhone”.
Step 3: Open the “Internal Storage” folder then the “DCIM” folder. All the photos and videos of your iPhone are here.
Step 4: Select the photos you want. If you want all of them to be deleted, use keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + A” and remove them all.
Part 3: Use iPhone Data Recovery to delete photos permanently
The two solutions above allow you to delete the photos, but seemingly. In fact, residual data exists. With some professional data recovery tools, your photos may be back and it may become a privacy risk. Concerning this problem, we recommend you to use Doctor Telephone iPhone Data Recovery to complete the deletion. This powerful tool will delete the photos forever and even the most skillful technician can’t recover your photos. As a result, think twice before you do. What is more, this program is a very powerful one which supports iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone7/iPhone7 Plus/iPhone 6/iPhone 6/iPhone 5S / iPad. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Download the program and have it installed on your computer
Click on the download button above and download iPhone Data Recovery. Launch the program when the download is finished. And you can see the interface below.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable
Choose the option “Private Data Eraser” before connection. The program will detect your device automatically after you have it connected to your Mac or Windows PC. Click on “Start Scan” and wait for minutes.
Step 3: Choose the photos you want
When the scanning is finished, you can see the result. Now you are able to preview all the photos before you let them go.
Step 4: Confirm the deletion
After you have made sure that everything is fine, click on the button “Erase from the Device”. Then a pop-up will appear to ask you again. This function is designed to prevent the deletion by error. If you are sure enough, enter the word “delete” and hit the button “Erase now”. Then all photos are gone forever without leaving any trace.
So, we have proposed three solutions for you on how to delete photos from iPhone. If you find it useful and helpful, don’t hesitate to share it with your friends via Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, you can leave your comment below if you have any other question for us. We will be there to help you out as soon as possible. Lots of thanks.
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