How to Delete Photos on Mac and iPhone? Easy Hacks

Deleting photos on Mac and iPhone is required when you run a shortage of storage capacity on these devices. Though the deletion process is pretty straightforward, there are a number of methods that you can utilize. 

Mac and iPhones come with several applications and functionalities you can make use of to delete photos and videos either temporarily or permanently from the system. 

In this post, we will elaborate on the techniques of deleting and removing videos, photos, and albums on Mac and iPhone. So, follow this guide thoroughly and free up space on your favorite Apple device.

Deleting Photos on Mac

You can delete photos, videos or albums from your Mac device conveniently by following the procedures explained below.

Deleting Photos or Videos on Mac

You can choose one image or video by clicking on it, or a range of pictures or videos range by clicking on the initial one and after that shift-clicking on the last one. Or you can command-click on each one of a number of arbitrary videos or pictures.

  1. First of all, start the Photos application on your Mac.
  2. Next, choose the video or picture you wish to delete. 
  3. After that, right-click on any picture or shift-click on a bulk of photos and then right-click and select Delete.
  4. Tap Delete for confirming if prompted.

Deleting an Entire Album on Mac

You can also delete some or bulk photos or videos intelligently grouped into an Album by Photos.

  1. At first, start the Photos application on your Mac.
  2. Click on the Album you wish to delete.
  3. Next, right-click on the album you desire to Delete.
  4. Tap Delete for confirming

The Album will not appear in the sidebar.

Permanently Delete Videos or Pictures on Mac

If you want to ensure that a deleted video or picture is removed immediately and cannot be recovered, you can definitely do that. Follow the steps below to do that.

  1. First of all, start the Photos application on your Mac. 
  2. Next, tap on the Recently Deleted folder in the sidebar.
  3. After that, tap on the videos or pictures you wish to delete permanently.
  4. Lastly, hit the Delete button located at the top right. A prompt will pop up on the screen, click Delete and you are done.

Procedure to Remove Photos from iPhone

Like Mac, you can also delete photos from iPhone. Here too, the procedures vary and you can utilize any one of the methods provided below.

Manual Deletion of Albums and Photos

Follow the steps below for deleting photos from an iPhone:

  1. Go the Photo app and choose your desired photos that you wish to delete.
  2. Hit on the trash icon and confirm the deletion. This would transfer them to Recently Deleted Folder.
  3. You can remove entire photos in an album by browsing the album and choosing Select and Select All. Hit the trash icon for sending them to the Recently Deleted Folder.

Use Mac to Delete Photos

Mac users can make use of the Image Capture application for deleting photos from their iPhone. Just connect your iPhone and see if it supports your Mac. You will find your entire iPhone’s photos in Image Capture and you can choose any number of photos you wish to delete.

Reset your iPhone 

If you wish to apply the quickest procedure to delete all images from your iPhone with one click then resetting your iPhone to its factory settings is the best option. Follow the steps below for resetting your iPhone:

  1. First of all, go to Settings and click on General and then on Reset. After that, choose the option ‘Erase All Content & Settings.’
  2. Next, type the passcode of your iPhone. A warning box will appear in red along with the option to Erase iPhone.
  3. Finally, confirm the above procedure by entering your Apple ID’s password. As you confirm, the device will remove everything from its memory and show you the initial setup screen. 

Final Note

We hope the above procedures will ease your way of deleting photos on Mac and iPhone. If you have any further query do not hesitate to comment down in the comment section below.

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