1. Kitcatray1's Avatar
    Just picked up a new iMac and moved all my photos on my iPhone 5 to iPhoto on the Mac! What I'd like to do now is delete all the albums and photos on the iPhone. I'm not very educated on today's technology. Not afraid to acknowledge this fact. I've read a many answers on how to delete these albums and have yet found the one that works for me. I'd appreciate any help I can get with this puzzling question. I've tried everything.

    Needing help in Arlington,Tx
    05-20-2013 03:58 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    iOS and iPod: Syncing photos using iTunes

    To delete synced photos and videos


    1. In iTunes, select the device icon in the Devices list on the left. Click the Photos tab in the resulting window.
    2. Choose "Sync photos from."
      • On a Mac, choose iPhoto or Aperture from the pop-up menu.
      • On a Windows PC, choose Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements from the pop-up menu.

    3. Choose "Selected albums" and deselect the albums or collections you want to delete.
    4. Click Apply.

    To delete Camera Roll photos and videos

    There are two methods to delete items from the Camera Roll:


    or

    • Delete photos and videos from your device manually. Open the Photos application, open the Camera Roll, tap the Action button, tap each photo to select it, and tap the Delete button.
      Note: For photos and videos you want to save for later, import them to your computer before deleting them from the Camera Roll.

    Last edited by JustMe'D; 08-02-2013 at 10:27 AM.
    05-20-2013 04:43 PM
  3. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    So if I have an iPad 4, that was synced to a laptop I no longer have and I plug it into an iMac to delete photos off of the iPad, will it wipe my iPad ?
    05-21-2013 07:26 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    You can only sync your iOS device to a single computer, so syncing it to a new computer will delete everything.
    05-22-2013 09:15 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Just picked up a new iMac and moved all my photos on my iPhone 5 to iPhoto on the Mac! What I'd like to do now is delete all the albums and photos on the iPhone. I'm not very educated on today's technology. Not afraid to acknowledge this fact. I've read a many answers on how to delete these albums and have yet found the one that works for me. I'd appreciate any help I can get with this puzzling question. I've tried everything.

    Needing help in Arlington,Tx
    I remove mine exactly as what 'D posted for you using the PC method outlined. Works everytime.
    05-22-2013 10:03 AM
  6. alohatile's Avatar
    When I choose "Selected albums" it doesn't display the albums on my cell, it displays the folders on my desktop. I have about 100 albums on
    the Iphone 5 and to remove them manually is silly to say the least. Your instructions appear to say that I should be able to delete the albums on my phone using
    ITunes. Is that corrrect? Can you reexplain because following your instructions doesn't work, at least for me.
    07-31-2013 10:26 PM
  7. alohatile's Avatar
    Not working.... can't quickly remove my hundreds of albums from my cell phone using ITunes.
    07-31-2013 10:27 PM
  8. CDG's Avatar
    When I choose "Selected albums" it doesn't display the albums on my cell, it displays the folders on my desktop. I have about 100 albums on
    the Iphone 5 and to remove them manually is silly to say the least. Your instructions appear to say that I should be able to delete the albums on my phone using
    ITunes. Is that corrrect? Can you reexplain because following your instructions doesn't work, at least for me.
    After you select/deselect the albums in iTunes you have to hit the sync button at the bottom right, are you doing this?

    It definitely works, I change my mind constantly about which albums I want on my phone, and change it via iTunes.
    07-31-2013 11:09 PM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    You can only sync your iOS device to a single computer, so syncing it to a new computer will delete everything.
    I learned that hard lesson back when I got my second iPod, waaaaaay back in '06.




    Sent from my beautiful, always-working, never-failing white iPhone 5 via Tapatalk 2...
    08-02-2013 09:37 AM

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