How To Delete Photos From iPad

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Wondering How to delete photos from iPad? Want to delete all photos from iPad? If yes, then pull up your socks. In this article I have shown the method to delete photo(s)/album from iPad!!

For an iPad or iPhone user, the value of photographs and portfolios can be understood. iPad is so suitably compact that more often it is used as an e-album and is carried around.

Needless to say, we all love our iPad and would never prefer overburdened it with documents and an enormous collection of pictures.


So in order to make our iPad storage free we tend to remove our old, less important, worthless and unnecessary materials. Agreed? So, now the question is how do you delete them? You might be feeling blank and clueless thinking how would you delete all photos from iPad. If yes, read out the guide and learn how to delete pictures from iPad with easy steps.

How to Delete Photos From iPad

Photos that are directly added to iPad like if they are downloaded from the internet, are taken by the camera or are added by taking  screenshot function can be deleted directly from the iPad. But the images that are synced and are added from the PC using iTunes are not easily deletable. They can be deleted from the iPad from iTunes. The concept is very easy when we sync; all pictures go into

The concept is very easy when we sync; all pictures go into synced album in Photos app.

So in order to delete them, you will need to un-sync them from the computer. Let’s head to the complete guide and learn how to delete photos on iPad. The steps are given below.

Step 1: First of all, open the Photos app by tapping Photos icon on your iPad’s home screen and find out the pictures you want to delete.

Step 2: On the photo app, you will be presented with a list of albums. Simply open any you would like to delete image(s) from. (Remember you can delete photos from one album at a time and if you are not certain about the album, then you can get the images from Camera Roll album. It contains all the pictures)

Step 3: Now once you have reached here, you can delete Single image, multiple images or an entire album accordingly. I have split the guide into three sub-sections below. One will contain deleting a single photo from iPad, then multiple, and at last, deleting an album.

One will contain deleting a single photo from iPad, then multiple, and at last, deleting an album. Let’s begin the guide with deleting a single image.

#1. Delete a single image from iPad


Step 1: To delete a single image from iPad, find out the image and tap over that to open it.

Step 2: Once the image is opened, you will see a Trashcan icon at the lower-right corner of the screen. Tap over it.

Step 3: As sooner you tap on that delete icon, you will see a confirmation button to confirm the deletion. If you are sure to delete that image Tap on the delete button. And your image would be deleted. That’s it. Quite an easy method, isn’t it?

Remember, when you tap on the trash icon, the images will be migrated to the Recently Deleted album. If you want to restore the pictures if you have mistakenly deleted them, then you can restore them from this album.

And if you are sure to delete them and want to remove them permanently then delete them from there as well. Else all the photos that are in the recently deleted album will be purged after 30 days automatically. And can not be restored back.

#2. Delete multiple images from iPad

Step 1: To delete multiple images from iPad, tap on the Select button at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Once you tap over the Select button, the screen would turn into multiple select modes. Here, you will need to select the photos by taping over them you want to delete. Once you start taping those images you would see the blue circle with a white checkmark appears on all of them which mean they are been selected.

Step 3: Once you are done selecting the pictures tap over the trash icon at the top of the screen. Afterwards, you will be asked to confirm if you really want to delete the pictures. Confirm that by taping on Delete button and your selected pictures will be deleted instantly.

#3. Delete an album from iPad

If you are bored with deleting images individually then you should definitely try the below method to learn the procedure of deleting the entire album.

Step 1: In order to delete any album, you will need to go to the Albums page in the photos app.

Step 2: There, you will see multiple albums you have on your iPad. Now in order o delete the album tap on Edit button placed at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: After tapping the Edit button, all the albums will start displaying with X button at the top left of the albums. Tap over X for the particular album you want to delete. That’s it. Your album would be deleted abruptly.

Note: Deleting album doesn’t ensure deleting the images permanently. All the images will be saved in the iPad’s photo library until you delete them manually.

Note: If you have albums that are synced from your computer, will not be deleted directly. In order to delete them, you will have to un-sync them by connecting your iPad to the computer through iTunes.

That is all. I think now you have successfully learnt how to delete photos from iPad including single image and the entire album. If you have any doubt, or you face any trouble while processing the delete method, do ask by dropping the comment in the comment section. We are always here to help!

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A graduate of the IIMC, Diksha enjoys testing out new tech products and services. Her goal is to help others make more informed purchases of tech products and services. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and listening to music. An ardent reader loves to be surrounded by technology.

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