[5 Ways] How to Delete Videos from iPhone

To optimize iPhone storage space, you may want to delete videos from iPhone. Here in this guide, you will know how to delete videos from iPhone directly, using iTunes or powerful third-party tool.

Demi by Demi Updated November 21, 2023
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Videos take up valuable storage space on your iPhone, and over time, you may accumulate a large collection of videos that you no longer need. Deleting unwanted videos not only frees up storage but also helps keep your device organized.

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In this article, we will explore different methods to delete videos from iPhone to free up significant amounts of storage space.

Warm tip:
Before deleting videos from your iPhone, it is recommended to backup iPhone videos. To assist you in managing your videos on iPhone, an iOS management tool introduced in Part 2 will enable both video deletion and backup functionalities.

Part 1. Delete videos from iPhone directly

Deleting videos directly from your iPhone is a quick and simple way to free up space. You can make it from the Videos, Settings, and Photos app.

Way 1. Delete videos from iPhone Videos app
The Videos app allows you to store and manage your video content. Follow these steps to delete videos directly from the Videos app:

Step 1. Open up the Videos app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Find the video you want to delete and swipe left over the movie.

Step 3. Tap the red Delete button to remove videos from your iPhone.

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You can repeat the same operations to delete unwanted videos from your iPhone. And the steps will be slightly the same in the Apple TV app if you save videos there.

Way 2. Remove videos from iPhone Settings app
The Settings app provides another method to manage videos on your iPhone. Follow these steps to remove videos from the Settings app:

Step 1. Open the Settings app and select General iPhone Storage.

Step 2. Select the Apple TV/Videos app > Tap Review iTunes Videos/Edit.

Step 3. Slide the show or movie from right to left and tap Delete. Or, tap the minus sign for the show or movie, and then tap Delete.

⚠️Note: You will not receive a confirmation of this action, so be sure that you want to delete the item before tapping Delete.

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Way 3. Delete videos from iPhone via Photos app
The steps to remove recorded videos from iPhone is similar with the way you used to delete photos from iPhone. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone. Tap on the “Albums” tab along the bottom.

Step 2. Find and open up the Videos album, tap on “Select” option on the top right.

Step 3. Choose the videos you want to delete, then click the trash bin icon on the bottom left.

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In addition, if you want to delete all videos on your iPhone, you can directly delete album on iPhone to accomplish this task.

Part 2. One-click to delete all videos from iPhone

To simplify the process of deleting all videos and access additional features for video management, such as backing up or transferring videos from iPhone to PC for editing, third-party tools can be incredibly useful.

FoneTool is a recommended tool that offers a comprehensive solution for efficient video management on your iPhone. This powerful tool enhances your video management experience and provides greater flexibility in handling your iPhone videos.

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Now, follow the steps below to know how to permanently delete videos from iPhone via FoneTool.

Step 1. Download FoneTool and install it on your computer. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB. You may need to tap Trust on iPhone to let computer access it.

Step 2. Launch FoneTool, and click Toolbox from its left pane > Choose Data Eraser > Click Get Started under Erase private data.

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Step 3. Check Videos from the list > If needed, you can check Enable Deep Erase Technology for deeply erase > Click Start Erase to confirm.


Part 3. How to delete videos from iPhone using iTunes

iTunes is widely used to manage your media files on iOS devices. You can also delete specific videos that you no longer need. Here is how to delete videos from iPhone using iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes > Tap the phone icon > Click Summary from the left pane > Check Manually manage music and videos.

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Step 2. Go to Movies or TV Shows to check unwanted videos > Right-clicking any item and tap Delete.

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FAQs to deleted videos on iPhone

Q1: Will deleting videos from my iPhone also remove them from iCloud?
A1: If your iPhone is connected to iCloud and you have enabled iCloud Photos sync, deleting videos from your iPhone will also remove them from your iCloud storage. This ensures that the deleted videos are removed from all your devices connected to the same iCloud account.

Q2: Can I recover deleted videos from my iPhone?
A2: If you have recently deleted videos from your iPhone, you can recover them from the "Recently Deleted" folder within a limited time period. After that, the videos are permanently deleted and cannot be easily recovered. While you can rely on iOS data recovery tool like AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS to make it.

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More info: [5 Ways] Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone

Q3: Can I delete videos from my iPhone remotely or through iCloud.com?
A3: No, you cannot delete videos from your iPhone remotely or through iCloud.com. Deleting videos directly on your iPhone is currently the most straightforward and reliable method to permanently remove them from the device.


Deleting videos from your iPhone is essential to optimize storage space and keep your device organized. Whether you prefer to delete videos directly from your iPhone, use FoneTool for one-click deletion of all videos, or delete videos using iTunes, you now have multiple methods to choose from.

Follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this article, and efficiently manage your video collection on your iPhone. Enjoy more storage space and a clutter-free experience on your device.

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