How to Bulk Delete All Photos from iPhone/iPad with Free Methods

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Jean Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini running iOS 8 and later

Deleting photos from iPhone or iPad seems a piece of cake that everybody can't know this trick more. Even so, we still feel significant to post this article, teaching Apple users to delete all photos from iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and every iPhone type, especially without accessing iCloud if want a permanent deletion.

Altogether, you got two ways to start off. First, rely on professional yet free iPhone data transfer software, which supports to bulk delete all photos, pictures, image files from a computer for once; second, follow the advice given by Apple Support, which doesn't require iTunes on PC or Mac.

Part 1: How to bulk delete all photos from iPhone/iPad at once with MobiMover (FREE)

With the full guide and easy steps to delete all unwanted photos from iPhone, it's better to know a better way that works flawlessly in managing photos in the way of transferring photos from iPhone to PC, deleting imported photos on iPhone from computer, without accessing iCloud or iTunes.

It's EaseUS MobiMover, a completely free iPhone transfer and iPhone content manager in the world, that offers a bulk operation on deleting all photos for once. It's definitely worth a try.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a USB cable and tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and go to the main screen. Please makes sure your Mac is running Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.11 (El Capitan).

How to delete photos on iPhone/iPad - Step 1

Step 2: Click your device name next to 1-Click-Transfer to go to the data management module. Click Picture, then you will see Photo and Album.

How to delete photos on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

Step 3: Click Photo and move to the next step. On this screen, comprehensive photo management solutions are provided. Select the photos you want to remove from your iPhone/iPad and move your mouse to the top right corner to find the Delete button. 

How to delete photos on iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: Click the Delete button and click Yes to delete the selected photos from your iPhone or iPad. Not limited to photos, MobiMover also allows you to delete songs, contacts, videos or other files as you need. 

How to delete photos on iPhone/iPad - Step 4

Part 2: How to delete all photos from iPhone/iPad directly on the Device

For a single photo deletion, simply launch the Photo app and select one image, press deletion button, then it's gone. While for a mass operation, depending on your specific demand, you can continue in 2 ways according to Apple.

1. Delete all photos permanently

Open the Photos app and tap Select.
Tap each photo or video that you want to delete.
Tap on the deletion button and press Delete Photos.

Since your deleted items will be put in the Recently Deleted album for 30 days, go on to the next move for a thorough cleanup.

  • Open the Photos app and go to the Albums tab.
  • Open the Recently Deleted album and tap Select.
  • Tap each photo or video that you want to permanently delete.
  • Tap Delete.

PS: You have a second chance to recover permanently delete photos from iPhone, so keep this guide in your bookmark or somewhere for future needs.

2. Erase all photos along with other data files

This is somewhat risky and not so recommended. Only when you decided to abandon your device or sent it to a friend, it's a good way to erase all photos for the purpose of privacy protection.

  • Tap Settings > General > Reset. Then tap Erase All Content and Settings
  • If asked, enter your passcode or Apple ID password.
  • Wait for your device to erase.