Despite the intuitive nature of the iOS design, there are many people that still have trouble with the most basic things, even after owning an iPhone 4 for a longer period of time. For instance, one of the problems I’ve heard about was related to the fact that people were having trouble with deleting their photos. Let’s address this situation and find out the possible situations in which you need or can delete photos.
For instance it’s really easy to delete photos from your camera roll album, but what do you do when your photos are not in the camera roll album? Another problem is related to the fact that most pictures can be deleted from the photo roll one by one, but what are you supposed to do when you need to delete multiple pictures from a different album?
There are tons of ways to move and copy photos to and from your iPhone 4. You have at your disposal programs such as iTunes, iPhoto, Image Capture or several other third party apps. Deleting photos can be a bit trickier, that is if you want to do something different than dragging them one by one to the trashcan.
For instance, if you sync your phone with a computer and you end up with a photo album that’s different from “Camera Roll” then you don’t have any means to delete them (that option only came with iOS 5). That is one of the major annoyances regarding the iOS 4. The absence of a method of selecting multiple photos from your album and deleting them can be aggravating.
If you know for sure that your pictures have been neatly saved on your computer, then you have an easy way to tricking iTunes into helping you with the deletion process. First of all create a folder on your computer and name it something specific such as “Empty” then head to the Photo tab in iTunes and then click on the Sync Photos from option, click on the drop down list and head for Sync Photos from, then go to Choose folder and select the folder named “Empty” that you’ve just created.
Here’s the real kicker the moment you click on Sync iTunes will start the synchronization process with your phone. This might take a while if you have many photos stored on your iPhone. The trick is that you’ve just put iTunes to sync your phone with an empty folder, which will automatically delete all the pictures you have on your phone minus those that you have stored in Camera Roll.
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