I was looking around for a way to delete all the photos on my iPhone, its no longer my primary phone, since I now use the HTC One X. However, wanting to try out the new iOS 6 I decided to clear out all the photos that i have (backing them up first) and then deleting everything.
It’s not so clear as select all and delete (on the iPhone that is) however I found 2 cool options online and wanted to share them with you:
Delete All Photos from iPhone Using Windows PC
This should work in all versions of Windows:
- Connect the iPhone to the computer via USB
- Open ‘My Computer’ and choose “Apple iPhone”
- Open to folders “Internal Storage” and then open “DCIM”, contained within will be a folder containing all photos and videos on the iPhone
- From the folder containing the pictures, select all, then delete
Removing pictures from the iPhone this way through Windows is significantly faster than it is from Mac OS X, probably because Windows treats it like a file system rather than a photo manager.”
Deleting all photos on the iphone using a Mac:
“Just found a much easier way using ‘preview’ with mac. Plug your iphone into the USB, Go to Preview/File/Import Image, and your phone should pop up. Select all photos with Command+A, or pick individual photos to delete.
Then in Preview, click edit, and DELETE.
That, and I didn’t get the little red (\) button the author mentioned in step 3 for mac. I couldn’t do it with this method and I’m using OSX 10.5.8
Just deleted over 900 Pictures and videos in under 10 mins.”