It’s easy to delete iPhone photos. Photos captured with the iPhone's camera are saved to Camera Roll, and a few taps removes photos from your iPhone

In this tutorial, we’ll show all the different ways to delete iPhone photos. Removing unwanted photos cleans up your Photo Collection, making it easier to show off the images you want. Deleting unwanted images frees up space on your iPhone allowing you space to snap more photos.

It’s easy to snap images on your iPhone, especially with the new Burst Mode introduced in iOS 7. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to delete photos from your iPhone.

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How to delete photos from your iPhone

Follow these steps to delete a photo from your iPhone:

  1. Tap on Photos

  2. Tap on Camera Roll

  3. Tap Select

  4. Tap on the images you want to remove. Each one selected contains a small blue tick on the bottom-right of the thumbnail image.

  5. Tap the Trash icon in the bottom right and Delete Photos

Note that the images are permanently deleted from your iPhone. There is no Trash on the iPhone as there is in Mac OS X.

How to delete photos from iPhone

How to recover deleted photos on your iPhone

If you have Photo Stream turned on, the images should be in your Photo Stream. Photo Stream keeps photos for up to six months.

To recover deleted photos on your iPhone follow these steps:

  1. Tap on Photos

  2. Tap on My Photo Stream

  3. Tap on Select

  4. Tap on the images you want to recover. Each one selected contains a small blue tick n the bottom-right of its thumbnail image.

  5. Tap Share in the Bottom Right and Save To Camera Roll

The photos are sent from your Photo Stream and back to the Camera Roll, where you can view them as before.

How to recover deleted photos in iPhone

How to delete albums from your iPhone

Sometimes you send whole albums to the iPhone; these can include pictures snapped on the iPhone, or synced with iPhoto on a Mac. You can remove whole albums from the iPhone. Follow these steps to delete an album:

  1. Tap on Photos

  2. Tap on Albums

  3. Tap on Edit

  4. Tap on the red Remove icon to the left of the album you want to remove

  5. Tap on Delete and choose Delete Album

Note that deleting albums does not delete the photos from Camera Roll or Photo Stream. It simply removes the copies of the photos that are stored inside the album.

How to delete albums from iPhone

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