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How to mass delete images from your iPhone

I had around 2,600 images on my iPhone that wouldn’t delete via iPhoto or from within iTunes when I would select NOT to sync images. After doing a bit of research I came across some information on how to remove them with out going through your camera roll one-by-one. I outlined the steps below.

  1. Connected my iPhone to my Macbook
  2. Opened Image Capture and selected my iPhone from the device list
  3. Selected all of the images shown (Command+A).
  4. Click the delete button at the bottom of the Image Capture window
  5. Sit back, it takes a while to clear off the images
And thats that.  You can monitor the camera roll on your phone or the image count within the Image Capture app to follow the progress.

Published in Apple Technology

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