1. iMore Question's Avatar
    In my photo section of the iPhone 5 I have several albums of photos but do not know how to delete them.
    any suggestions?
    01-13-2014 10:24 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    When in album view select EDIT on the top right of the screen then you will see minus in red bubbles next to the albums you created you tap on them to delete


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    Jaguarr40 and Larry Cook1 like this.
    01-13-2014 10:33 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    You should be able to tap edit in the upper right hand corner and a minus sign and red circle appear. Tap that and delete should appear on the right side just tap delete.
    kataran likes this.
    01-13-2014 10:35 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    The above will work, unless they are:

    1) albums synced through iTunes, in which case you'll need to unsync them to stop them from returning every time you connect your phone, or

    2) albums generated by apps like Instagram or Snapseed to save their edited photos. Some of these apps do allow you to fully disable this "feature" (which to me is a giant pain in the *ss, but to each their own), in which case you can periodically go in and delete the contents or decide to find a different app that does similar work but without creating its own album.
    Jaguarr40 and mpulling50 like this.
    01-13-2014 11:57 PM
  5. Dana Chauncey's Avatar
    I have been trying to delete photos from my iPhone 5s this way, and others for several days now. They repopulated after I synched to get my music from computer onto iPhone and now I can not delete them at all.

    Can't delete them individually. Can't delete them by going to albums, select, delete. I can select them but then the delete button doesn't work???

    When it repopulated it even added photos that were taken with camera, not the iPhone, so now I have no room for much of anything else. I have all the pics on computer and don't need all of them on my phone. Actually would like to be able to use phone for taking new pics when I am out, but first have to get rid of the ones on there that can't be deleted.

    Suggestions???
    04-24-2014 04:59 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Open iTunes, connect your phone, tap on the Photos tab, disable syncing some folders or disable syncing photos at once. That last one is up to you
    04-24-2014 05:08 PM
  7. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    When in album view select EDIT on the top right of the screen then you will see minus in red bubbles next to the albums you created you tap on them to delete


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    You should be able to tap edit in the upper right hand corner and a minus sign and red circle appear. Tap that and delete should appear on the right side just tap delete.
    There goes that crazy echo again...LOL Just kidding fellas!!!
    04-24-2014 06:42 PM
  8. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    The above will work, unless they are:

    1) albums synced through iTunes, in which case you'll need to unsync them to stop them from returning every time you connect your phone, or

    2) albums generated by apps like Instagram or Snapseed to save their edited photos. Some of these apps do allow you to fully disable this "feature" (which to me is a giant pain in the *ss, but to each their own), in which case you can periodically go in and delete the contents or decide to find a different app that does similar work but without creating its own album.
    To add so you know what Massie is talking about is to simply go to the top where Pictures are and deselect the album and that weay next time you do any syncing in iTunes they wont come back much like deleting an app from iTunes and it will go away from your phone or you can delete from your phone but same principal - has to be done in iTunes as well.
    04-24-2014 06:46 PM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have been trying to delete photos from my iPhone 5s this way, and others for several days now. They repopulated after I synched to get my music from computer onto iPhone and now I can not delete them at all.

    Can't delete them individually. Can't delete them by going to albums, select, delete. I can select them but then the delete button doesn't work???

    When it repopulated it even added photos that were taken with camera, not the iPhone, so now I have no room for much of anything else. I have all the pics on computer and don't need all of them on my phone. Actually would like to be able to use phone for taking new pics when I am out, but first have to get rid of the ones on there that can't be deleted.

    Suggestions???
    See my post I already replied to:

    http://forums.imore.com/ask-question...ml#post2237850
    04-24-2014 06:47 PM
  10. vcruz2014's Avatar
    I am also having the same problem. Were you able to remove individual pictures? Please share Would appreciate any information
    06-02-2014 11:58 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    06-02-2014 12:24 PM
  12. cafrench's Avatar
    I have the same problem that all the photos from my computer automatically download to my iPhone every time I sync, and I can't seem to find a way to stop it from doing that AND I can't delete the photos once they are on my iPhone.

    In ITunes on my PC, there is no photos tab. Anyone else having that trouble? I also can't find a place to manage my sync from my phone or PC.
    08-13-2014 10:43 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have the same problem that all the photos from my computer automatically download to my iPhone every time I sync, and I can't seem to find a way to stop it from doing that AND I can't delete the photos once they are on my iPhone.

    In ITunes on my PC, there is no photos tab. Anyone else having that trouble? I also can't find a place to manage my sync from my phone or PC.
    Check out the info via the following link.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236
    08-13-2014 10:55 AM
  14. mpulling50's Avatar
    Thank you so much for the info about un-syncing photos in iTunes. I had a really mess on my hands and now I don't. Thanks again!
    09-17-2014 12:53 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you so much for the info about un-syncing photos in iTunes. I had a really mess on my hands and now I don't. Thanks again!
    On behalf of those who responded, you're very welcome...
    09-17-2014 01:02 PM

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