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Home > Tips > [Solved] How to Bulk Delete Photos from iPhone XS/ X/8/7/6/5

[Solved] How to Bulk Delete Photos from iPhone XS/ X/8/7/6/5

Want to bulk delete photos from your iPhone XS/ X/8/7/6/5? The article shows you how to easily and quickly remove photos in bulk from your iPhone.

Updated Jun 06,2017 | by Niko

Photos usually occupy large amounts of iPhone storage. Removing unwanted photos can help you free up more storage on iPhone. However, deleting lots of photos on iPhone one by one is a waste of time and energy. Want to know how to bulk delete photos from iPhone? Read on. The article will show you how to do it easily and quickly from your iPhone XS/ X/8/7/6/5.

We are going to introduce you an useful iPhone manager - IOTransfer, which can help you mass delete those unwanted photos from your iPhone with just 1 click. Even so, let’s see how to delete iPhone photos in batches via Photos app first.

Also Read: How to Delete Duplicate Photos on iPhone

Method 1: Bulk Delete iPhone Photos via Photos App

Step 1. Open Photos app on your iPhone XS/ X/8/7/6/5 and click “Photos” at the bottom. Then tap "Select" at the top-right corner of the screen.

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Step 2. Tap the photos you don't need any more. Here you can tap, hold and slide to select up to 4 photos in a single swipe.

Step 3. Click the Trash icon at the bottom right corner and confirm the delete option to remove multiple photos from iPhone.

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Note: If you accidentally deleted those photos and want to recover them, go to “Albums” > scroll down to click “Recently Deleted” in “Other Albums”. Then you can get them back within 30 days. Once you delete photos from “Recently Deleted”, then you delete them permanently. 

If you have ever tried to delete photos on your iPhone via Photos app, then you will find that there is no “Select All”option. It’s quite tedious and annoying to delete hundred of photos from your iPhone one by one, right? Now move to the next method to bulk delete photos from iPhone.

Related Article: How to Delete All Photos from iPhone

Method 2: Bulk Delete iPhone Photos with Third-Party Software

As we said before, we will use IOTransfer to mass remove photos from your iPhone with ease. IOTransfer allows you to easily transfer photos, music, videos and etc. between iOS devices and PC. Besides, it offers powerful and safe delete feature. 

In terms of deleting iPhone photos in bulk, IOTransfer is the best option that can help you remove unwanted photos with just 1 simple click. Let’s see the steps.

Step 1. Download IOTransfer here and install it to your Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Then connect your iPhone with a USB cable. It works in iOS 8 or later. If you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 12, you can also use it to bulk remove photos from iPhone.

You May Like: New Features in iOS 12 Photos App

Step 2. Click “MANAGE” at the top menu and tap on “Camera Roll” under “Photos”. Then go to “Select All” > “Delete”. Before deleting, a popup window will ask you whether you want to delete them. Click “Yes” to start removing images in batches. 



Tip: You can also go to “MANAGE” > “Album” > click one album > “Select All” > “Delete” to remove unwanted pictures.

Bottom Line:

Compared with the first method, it’s quicker to bulk delete photos from iPhone with IOTransfer. Since IOTransfer will delete your iPhone photos directly, so we suggest you to backup iPhone photos before deleting them. As for the backup, IOTransfer can also allow you to transfer photos, videos, contacts and much more from iPhone to PC for backup.

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