Looking to clear up some space on your iPhone camera roll? Deleting multiple photos is great, until you need to delete thousands of photos in one shot. So how can you clear out the camera roll and remove a batch of photos and videos?
To select and delete some or all of your iPhone camera roll photos, you must use an application on your computer with the iPhone connected via USB. Freeware called iExplorer can be downloaded for Mac and Windows computers.
Once installed, connect your iPhone to the computer and open iExplorer. Photos can be found on your device in the directory Media/DCIM. You will see one or more folders titled “100APPLE”. The images and videos stored in these photos are on your camera roll. Select multiple images then click the Delete button to remove them all at once.
On a Mac, you can use the application Image Capture. This will show all of the photos on your iPhone camera roll. Image Capture can be used to import the photos to your computer or delete multiple pictures all at once.
Many of us use the iPhone as our primary camera, but very few of us delete old pictures because we love to show them off to friends and family.
All of these pictures can quickly add up in the camera roll, taking up precious space on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. These pictures, and especially movies, use a lot of space.
In a few quick and simple steps you can slim down your camera roll to just the shots you want to keep.
If you turn on PhotoStream, you can always see te last 1,000 photos and videos you’ve taken during the last month, even if you remove them from your iPhone.
How to Delete Photos from Camera Roll on the iPhone
Deleting a single photo
1. Select Photos on the home screen.
2. Tap on a single photo that you would like to delete.
3. Then tap the trash can icon in the bottom right of the screen, and then choose Delete Photo.
Deleting Multiple photos at once
1. While in your camera roll choose the Share Button.