How to Delete All Photos From Your iPhone at Once in 2024 Mac Windows

Want to remove photos permanently from iOS 15 iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro Max on Windows, Mac machine, here's a quick guide to it.

If you like capturing every moment of your life into a picture, you must be aware of your iPhone getting slow due to the storage getting full. While you can store your photos online using Apple’s iCloud service to free up your device storage, the storage offered by the iCloud is very low, which might not be enough space for all your photos and videos. So if you want to free up some space in your iPhone by deleting some photos, then here is the detailed description of how to clear all photos from your iPhone.

But before you delete the photos from your device, make sure that you have backed up all the pictures and videos on the iCloud that you wish to keep. Once the images or videos are deleted on one device, they get deleted on all other devices like Mac, iPad, or even any other iPhone where you have signed in using the very same Apple ID.

How to delete All photos from your iPhone at Once

If you are willing to restore your iPhone to its original health, then deleting all the photos to free up space is the best thing you can do. In order to delete all the pictures from your camera roll, open the Photos app, go to “Photos,” and click on “All Photos.” Then click “Select,” tap the last photo, and drag up until all images are chosen. Finally, press the Trash icon and select “Delete Photos.” The stepwise method to do the same has been described below.

Step. 1→ In your iPhone, open the Photos App.

Step. 2→ At the lower left bottom of the screen, you will find an option labeled as “Library,” click on it.

Step. 3→ Click on the “All Photos” option at the lower right corner of your iPhone’s screen.

Step. 4→ Press the “Select” icon at the top right corner of the screen.

Step. 5 Then tap on the last photo and gently drag your finger to the top of the screen to select all the pictures at once.

Note: Do not press too hard, or you will see a preview of the photo instead. It is simple to drag your finger horizontally across the first photo and then drag it up to the top of your screen.

Step. 6→ At the bottom right corner of the screen, you will find an option named “Trash” click on it.

Step. 7→ At last, select “Delete Photos.” This will prompt you about how many photos are selected for getting deleted. Once you have deleted all your photos, you will see the text “No Photos or Videos” in the middle of the screen.

The deleted photos are still stored in the “Recently Deleted” folder of your Photos App for 30 days unless you delete them manually. To remove the images from this folder, tap Albums and scroll down to Recently Deleted. Then tap Select > Delete All. Finally, select Delete Photos. This action cannot be undone, and by doing this, you will be able to delete all the photos from your iPhone permanently. This method must have cleared all your doubts on how to delete all images from the iPhone camera roll at once.

How to Delete Multiple photos from iPhone using Mac

If you are wondering about methods on how to delete photos from an iPhone in bulk, then using a MacBook to delete the pictures from your phone is the easiest and most convenient way to do it. Every MacBook has a small default Mac app that is perfect for this job, but this is rarely used by people. This App allows you to import the photos from your iPhone to any folder in the MacBook, but what we’ll do here is delete them without importing them to the Mac. By following these uncomplicated steps, you will be able to delete multiple photos from your iPhone using Mac.

Step. 1→ Connect your Mac to the iPhone using a USB cable and ensure that the iPhone can trust this computer if you haven’t yet.

Step. 2→ Open the “Image Capture” app on your MacBook.

Step. 3→ Select all the Photos by clicking command-A

Step. 4→ Then click on the small circle at the bottom, right next to Import.

Step. 5→ You will see a prompt to confirm deletion of the selected photos; click on it to successfully delete all the images from your iPhone.

It is one of the most simple and effective ways to delete photos from your iPhone. However, the Image Capture App removes photos permanently rather than moving them to the Trash on your Mac or Recently Deleted on your iPhone, so only use it when you’re 100% sure you want the photos gone or have them backed up on your iCloud. 

How to delete photos from iPhone on Mac after Import 

If you have already imported your photos to your MacBook, this method will help you delete them from your device. The replacement of the Photos App is the Photos App, and if your Mac can run that software, it is well worth migrating to it because it’s much more stable and lightweight. Deleting photos from the Photos App is very similar to doing so in the photos App. Let your doubts on How to delete photos from iPhone but not iCloud waver away by following these simple steps.

Step. 1→ Plug in the iPhone to your MacBook and make sure that the device is trusted.

Step. 2→ On your Mac, launch the Photos App.

Step. 3→ Click on the import menu on the top right corner of the screen if it’s not already selected.

Step. 4→ Look for the “Delete Items” check and select it.

Step. 5→ Then click on the “Import New” menu, and all the imported photos will be deleted automatically from your iPhone or iPad.

This method is straightforward and convenient but works only for the newly imported photos and not for the images that had been imported earlier.

How to bulk delete photos from iPhone using windows

The user interface and the ease of accessibility of your data like photos, videos, and music from your smartphone are the best when it comes to windows. So if you are an iPhone user and wish to delete the images in bulk from your phone using a windows laptop or PC, then follow these simple steps and free up your phone’s storage in an instant.

Step. 1→ Using a USB cable, plug your iPhone into your PC and ensure you Trust/Allow the PC to access your iPhone.

Step. 2→ Open ‘‘My Computer” on your PC and open the drive labeled as Apple iPhone.

Step. 3→ After that, navigate to your iPhone’s DCIM photo folder within Windows Explorer.Find DCIM folder from iPhone on Windows PC

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Step. 4→ Select the photos manually that you want to delete or press “CTRL+A” on your keyboard in order to select all the pictures at once.

Step. 5→ After selecting the photos, press the right-click button on your mouse and click on the “Delete” option or press “Shift+Delete” on your keyboard to permanently delete photos from your iPhone.

The “Shift+Delete” command will permanently delete the photos from your device; however, selecting the “Delete” option after right-clicking on the selected pictures will remove the images from your device, but they can still be restored by going to the recycle bin of your PC.

Apart from the methods described in this article, there may be a lot of other ways to delete photos from your iPhone, but we have recommended only the best and the easiest ways to do the same. We hope that the methods mentioned above have resolved your queries on how to delete multiple photos on iPhone texts so that you can experience the performance of your iPhone similar to when it was brand new. So pick the method that you find the most convenient and straightforward to boost your iPhone’siPhone’s life and performance effectively.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood is a journalist based in Ohio who specializes in covering Apple and technology trends. With a varied experience in reporting on public safety, government, and education, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, providing readers with a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at or through (Facebook)

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