1. Ujjwal Agarwal's Avatar
    So, here is my problem i m not able to delete pictures which i just recently sync from itunes..they just don't have the delete option i wonder why?
    12-21-2013 11:48 AM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    If it's on the iPhone, try cutting it off and powering back on. After you do this try and delete the pictures and see if that works
    12-21-2013 12:07 PM
  3. acerace113's Avatar
    So, here is my problem i m not able to delete pictures which i just recently sync from itunes..they just don't have the delete option i wonder why?
    Any pictures you sync onto your iOS device using iTunes can not be deleted off the device.


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    12-21-2013 01:12 PM
  4. Nolander07's Avatar
    The pictures can't be deleted directly from your phone of you synced them from iTunes, but you can delete them if you plug back into iTunes and delete them from there.
    12-22-2013 12:42 AM
  5. Ujjwal Agarwal's Avatar
    ok cool thanks! just tried it on my ipad too they cant be deleted directly from devices it seems!
    12-22-2013 01:00 AM
  6. dictoresno's Avatar
    you cant delete synced photos from the device. you need to delete or unsync them from the phone through itunes, then resync. pics taken with the device can be deleted however.
    12-22-2013 03:57 AM
  7. Photon4glover's Avatar
    Is there any reason for this?

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    12-22-2013 08:23 AM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    ok cool thanks! just tried it on my ipad too they cant be deleted directly from devices it seems!
    This is one area I wish apple would change. No reason you shouldn't be able to do this.
    Ujjwal Agarwal likes this.
    12-23-2013 07:24 PM
  9. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    This is weird. I think that this is a crazy. I think this is just a fact they looked over.
    12-23-2013 08:24 PM
  10. Ujjwal Agarwal's Avatar
    This is one area I wish apple would change. No reason you shouldn't be able to do this.
    yes exactly whats the reason here they must change this in there upcoming updates!
    and help! i can't find any photos in my itunes library none of them are showing how can i delete then :|
    what should i do!
    12-24-2013 12:11 AM
  11. Massie's Avatar
    You can't do it because the whole point of syncing is to have a mirror of the original folders from you computer. If you could delete them then either a) they would get added back during the next sync, or b) they would be deleted from your computer during the next sync. Either way would likely get users mad.

    If you want to get rid of them:

    To un-sync, plug in your iPad.
    In iTunes, click your iPad name in the left hand bar (if you don't have it showing click View/Show Sidebar).
    You will now see the summary page for your iPad.
    Across the top of the main iTunes window, look for the Photos tab. Click it.
    Deselect whatever you don't want to be synced, and then sync again. Those folders will be removed.
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    12-24-2013 12:46 AM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    You can't do it because the whole point of syncing is to have a mirror of the original folders from you computer. If you could delete them then either a) they would get added back during the next sync, or b) they would be deleted from your computer during the next sync. Either way would likely get users mad.

    If you want to get rid of them:

    To un-sync, plug in your iPad.
    In iTunes, click your iPad name in the left hand bar (if you don't have it showing click View/Show Sidebar).
    You will now see the summary page for your iPad.
    Across the top of the main iTunes window, look for the Photos tab. Click it.
    Deselect whatever you don't want to be synced, and then sync again. Those folders will be removed.
    This is the exact and proper way to have always done this. Ty Massie.
    12-25-2013 06:40 PM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    This is weird. I think that this is a crazy. I think this is just a fact they looked over.
    If this is something they over looked, they've over looked it since 2007 when the original iPhone was released.
    12-25-2013 07:54 PM
  14. Mister Sir's Avatar
    Are you using iphoto? If so, you can only delete the photos from there. Once you resync, the photos will be gone from your phone.
    12-25-2013 09:24 PM
  15. meashishnd's Avatar
    yeh its right you have to sync again with itune and delete it , only captures photos in camera roll u can delete
    12-25-2013 11:16 PM
  16. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    If this is something they over looked, they've over looked it since 2007 when the original iPhone was released.
    Or they don't care whatsoever.
    12-25-2013 11:38 PM
  17. brensiger's Avatar
    Thanks for the steps. I needed a confirmation that this procedure works as expected.
    08-29-2014 10:08 AM
  18. janeatthelake's Avatar
    I have the same issue - cannot delete old photos on my I-phone 6 - carried in when my old phone was synced to this new one. I don't have an ipad. Any suggestions?
    05-22-2015 07:23 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have the same issue - cannot delete old photos on my I-phone 6 - carried in when my old phone was synced to this new one. I don't have an ipad. Any suggestions?
    Did you read the previous answer to this (written almost 2 years ago)? You can delete it manually via iTunes since those pictures are identified by the device as manageable through iTunes (given how they were added to the iPhone).
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-22-2015 09:42 PM

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