5 Quick Ways | Delete All Photos from iPhone Permanently

Want to delete all photos from iPhone at once? Follow this guide to learn how to delete all photos from iPhone permanently to erase information and free up iPhone storage.

Demi by Demi Updated February 6, 2024
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How do I permanently delete photos from iPhone and iCloud?

Photos and videos save a lot of your precious memories and information, they are also the most occupied content of iPhone storage, when you want to sell your iPhone, or find that your iPhone is running slow and running low on storage space, you may need to delete all the photos in one click. 

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You will find that iPhone doesn't provide the "Select All" option to delete all photos at once. Don't worry, this post will provide 5 ways to guide you on how to delete all photos from iPhone permanently and quickly.

Method Function Effectiveness
🏆FoneTool  Professional iOS erase tool to delete all photos permanently. More details... High
📘Photos App Delete all photos directly from the iPhone Photos app. More details... Medium
📙Delete Album Quickly delete all photo albums in your iPhone.More details... Low
📗iCloud  Delete all photos and media located on your iPhone from iCloud. More details... Medium
📒iTunes Delete photos synced with iPhone from iTunes. More details... Medium

Way1. 1-click delete all iPhone photos permanently [Easiest]

If you want to delete iPhone photos completely, we highly recommend you to use FoneTool. This all-in-one iOS data manager can really help you permanently delete all iPhone photos in one click to prevent them from being recovered.

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  • Easy and Fast - Select and one-click to delete all photos, or contacts, messages, etc.
  • Erase Completely - Deeply scan and delete photos from Camera Roll and any albums.
  • No Possibility of Recovery - Wipe data multiple times ensuring 100% unrecoverable.
  • All-in-one iOS Manager - Easily backup and transfer photos as well as other data on iPhone.

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 1. Launch FoneTool, and click Toolbox from its left pane > Choose Data Eraser > Go to Erase private data and click Get Started.

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Step 2. Check Photos from the list > If needed, you can check Enable Deep Erase Technology for deeply erase > Click Start Erase to confirm.

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💡Tip: After deletion your iPhone photos will not be recoverable, we recommend you use FoneTool to backup photos from iPhone to computer for free before permanently deleting all iPhone photos, you can restore the backup photos to any new device.

Way 2. Delete all photos from iPhone permanently with Photos

The Photos app on your iPhone stores all the images captured with your iPhone, as well as those received through chats and other sources. If you wish to delete all the photos from your iPhone, including those in the Camera Roll and Photo Stream, you can easily do so using the Photos app. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Step 1. On your iPhone Photos app > Click Library followed by All Photos.

Step 2. Click on Select at the top to choose all photos > Click the Trash icon to delete photos.

Step 3. To permanently delete the deleted photos, go to Recently Deleted folder in Albums using your Face ID > Tap Select > Click Delete All to delete all photos from iPhone permanently.

delete photos in recently deleted

Way 3. Remove all iPhone albums to delete photos at once

You can also take advantage of the way to delete all iPhone albums to erase photos on iPhone permanently. This will be faster than selecting the photos one after the other and then deleting them. Follow the steps below to learn how to delete all photos on iPhone permanently:

Step 1. Open the Photos app and tap Albums at the bottom of the screen. 

Step 2. Find and tap the blue "See All" icon in the top right corner, and a response page will appear. 

Step 3. Tap the red icon next to each album and select Delete Album to remove all images from your device.

Delete iPhone Album

Way 4. Permanently delete all iPhone photos stored in iCloud

If you have enabled iCloud on your iPhone, when you delete photos from iCloud, they will also be deleted from your iPhone. You just need to log in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on any device and delete photos to complete the process of how to delete all the pics from iPhone.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap on your Apple ID, which is the button at the top of your Settings displaying your name.

Step 2. Next, tap on "iCloud". Then, select "Manage Account Storage".

Step 3. From the list of options, choose "Photos". Finally, tap on "Disable and Delete" or "Turn Off & Delete from iCloud".

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Your iPhone photos will no more get saved to iCloud storage. And within 40 days, all the photos and videos will get deleted from iCloud.

Way 5. Delete all iPhone pics stored in iTunes Backup

In certain situations, you may find that iPhone won’t let you delete photos by tapping the Trash icon on your iPhone. This could occur if your photos are synced with iTunes. If you want to permanently delete photos from your iPhone, you can follow these steps:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2. Download the latest iTunes and open it on PC, click on the device icon.

Step 3. Go to the Photos tab by choosing "Photos" on the left list.

Step 4. Choose "Selected Albums" and uncheck the "Sync Photos" on the top of the interface. Then click "Apply".

Step 5. If you just want to delete part of the photos, you can choose these photos and then uncheck the "Sync Photos". At last, click "Apply".

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FAQ on deleting iPhone photos

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about iPhone delete photos that may benefit you as well:


That's all over how to delete all photos on iPhone permanently. We recommend you to use FoneTool, which is a comprehensive iOS photo manager that can help you erase photos and other information quickly, you can also use FoneTool to backup and protect your iPhone data regularly, and you can transfer your iPhone photos flexibly.

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