Tutorial to Delete Unwanted Photos from iPad to Free up Storage

"How do I delete photos from iPad? Some pictures have a trash icon that I can use to clear them, but others don't."
Cant Delete Photos from iPhone

Firstly, the procedures for deleting iPad photos depend on how they are saved there in the first place.In this tutorial, we will show you how to delete photos from iPad under different situations. And you can learn about troubleshooting of can't delete photos on iPad.

Part 1: How to delete photos from iPad

In this part, we are going to tell you multiple methods to delete photos from iPad quickly and effectively.

Pro tip

Deleting photos from iPad may not undo, so for important photos, you can start a backup on iPad to external hard drive before you follow the steps below.

Method 1: Delete photos from iPad manually

The easiest way to delete photos from iPad is to do it in the Photos app.

Step 1. Open the Photos app from iPad home screen and go to the "Photos" tab to display all photos on your iPad.

Step 2. To delete a single photo, touch the photo to open it, tap the "Trash" icon on top of the screen. If you have multiple photos to delete from iPad, tap Select at upper right corner, select each unwanted photo and hit the Trash icon. When prompted, hit "Delete [number] Photos" to confirm it.

Step 3. Go to the "Recently Delete" folder in the Photos app. Select the unwanted photos and delete them again; otherwise, they will be stored in this folder for 30 days.

Delete Photo Manually

Method 2: Delete photos from iPad professional

If you are looking for a simpler way to delete photos from iPad, we will recommend Apeaksoft iPhone Transfer. It has the capacity to recognize all photos saved on your iPad device and display them in a list. Moreover, with iPhone Transfer, you can back up the iPad photos to computer before deleting them. This iPad photo deleting application supports all iPad models, including iPad Air/Pro/mini and earlier generations. In short, it is the best way to delete photos from iPad at one time.

How to delete photos from iPad effectively and quickly

Step 1. Connect the iOS transfer tool to Mac

Download and install the best iOS transfer tool to your computer. It offers one version for Windows and another one for Mac. Hook up your iPad to the Mac via the original Lightning cable. Launch Apeaksoft iOS transfer application and it will detect your iPad automatically.

iCloud Backup

Step 2. Preview photos on iPad Pro before deleting

Click your iPad Pro name at upper left corner of the window, and choose the "Photos" option on left sidebar to display all photos on your device. Next, you can preview them and decide which one you want to delete.

Preview Photos

Step 3. Delete photos from iPad in one click

Check the boxes in front of all unwanted photos and then click the "Delete" button on top ribbon to remove them from your iPad immediately.

To prevent photos loss, you can back up selected photos to your computer by clicking "Export to MAC" in the "Export to" menu on top of the window before click the Delete button.

Export

Part 2: How to delete photos albums from iPad

As said before, the way that the photos got on your iPad decides the method of deleting them. If you discover there is no deleting option for certain photo, maybe it is just synced to your iPad but not downloaded to your device.

If you have created many albums on your iPad, you may want to delete albums from iPad directly.

Step 1. Go to the "Albums" tab on the bottom of the Photos app.

Step 2. Scroll down and find the album you want to remove from your iPad. Tap "Edit"in the top right corner to go to the edit mode.

Step 3. Tap the "Minus" icon in front of the unwanted album and tap the "Delete" button. Repeat the procedure on other unwanted album.

Delete Photo from iPad

Part 3: Can't delete photos from iPad? How to fix it

As said before, the way that the photos got on your iPad decides the method of deleting them. If you discover there is no deleting option for certain photo, maybe it is just synced to your iPad but not downloaded to your device.

For example, if you have turned on iCloud Photo Stream and select Optimize iPhone Storage, it means the photos on your iPad are just a copy of the full-resolution versions and the original photos are stored in iCloud.

Plus, if the photos on your iPad that have synced from iTunes library, you can't delete them from iPad as well. In order to fix the problem can't delete photos from iPad, follow the two methods as below.

Method 1: Solve can't delete photos from iPhone using iTunes

Step 1. Plug your iPad to your computer via a USB cable. Launch the latest version of iTunes. Waiting for iTunes to recognize your iPad, press the "Device" icon.

Step 2. Select "Photos" under "Settings" on left ribbon. Make sure to check the "Sync Photos"box, locate to the "Folders" area and uncheck the folders contain the photos can't delete from your iPad.

Step 3. Finally, click the "Apply" button to confirm it. Unlock your iPad and go to the Photos app. Now, the photos you want to delete should disappear.

Delete Photo iTunes

Method 2: Ultimate way to delete photos from iPad

If the iTunes are invalid to delete photos from iPad, you will need an ultimate iPad erasing application, such as Apeaksoft iPhone Eraser. It is able to delete photos from iPad. Moreover, if you want to erase all photos on your iPad, iPhone Eraser is the best option, because it uses advanced technology to overwrite your device.

How to delete photos from iPad at one time

Step 1. Connect iPad to the iPad erasing application

Download and install the right version of iPad erasing application to your computer. Use the original USB cable to connect your iPad and your computer. Start the iPad erasing application to complete connection.

iCloud Backup

Step 2. Decide an erasing level

After the application recognizes your iPad, it will show you three erasing level options, Low, Medium and High. The higher the erasing level, the more times the application overwrites your iPad. Select a proper erasing level and move to the next step.

Erasing Level

Step 3. Delete photos from iPad in one click

If you are ready, click the "Start" button to begindeleting photos from your iPad. When it is done, restart your iPad, unwanted photos should be removed permanently.

Delete

Conclusion:

All photos on iPad is stored in the Photos app, including the pictures that you have downloaded to your device from email, websites or your computer, and the photos taken with the iPad's camera. Now, you might understand how to delete photos from iPad and what you should do when can't delete photos.

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