How to Delete WhatsApp Photos and Videos Permanently from iPhone

If your iPhone runs out of storage space, and you have uninstalled many not-used apps, you had better check the WhatsApp media files. WhatsApp photos and videos take a lot of iPhone storage. To make your iPhone run faster, you need to delete WhatsApp photos, videos, and other media files regularly. Moreover, it is important to delete photos and other personal information from WhatsApp before selling your old iPhone.

There are 2 easy ways to delete photos from WhatsApp on iPhone. You can use third-party iPhone cleaning software or the default WhatsApp deleting function to free up storage space. Let’s see how to delete old WhatsApp sent and received images here.

Delete WhatsApp Photos

Part 1: Permanently Delete WhatsApp Photos from iPhone

Apeaksoft iPhone Eraser is capable to delete all WhatsApp data and settings from your iPhone completely. Your iPhone will be overwritten by 1, 2, or 3 times. Others cannot track your privacy or use other iPhone data recovery software. Your iPhone will be empty and clean. Of course, all those useless WhatsApp photos will be erased from your iPhone permanently. If you are looking for a fast WhatsApp image deleting tool, you just come to the right place.

Apeaksoft iPhone Eraser

  • Delete WhatsApp photos, videos, messages, attachments, and other media files.
  • Speed up slow iPhone and delete everything on iPhone.
  • Erase all content and settings from one or more iPhones permanently and simultaneously.
  • Secure your privacy on iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XR/XS/X/8/7/6, etc.
Download for WinDownload for Mac
Step 1

Free download, install, and launch Apeaksoft iPhone Eraser. Connect the iPhone to your computer with a lightning USB cable. Choose Trust on iPhone to confirm.

Step 2

Once your iPhone is detected, you can see a popping-up window. Choose the erasing level as low, medium, or high. You can decide how many times your iPhone is overwitted. Click OK to move on.

Select Erasing Level
Step 3

Click Start to delete WhatsApp photos permanently from iPhone, as well as other stored iOS files and settings. Keep your iPhone connected until the iPhone erasing process finishes.


Part 2: Manually Delete Photos from WhatsApp on iPhone

The followings are default ways to delete WhatsApp photos from iPhone in batch or individually. Be aware that your deleted WhatsApp images are still recoverable.

Delete Photos from WhatsApp Group or Individual Chat

Step 1

Open the WhatsApp app.

Step 2

Choose Settings near the iPhone bottom.

Step 3

Tap Data and Storage Usage followed by Storage Usage.

Step 4

Select a specific group or individual contact name.

Step 5

Choose Manage… followed by Photos.

Step 6

Tap Clear to clear WhatsApp photos on iPhone.

Delete a Photo from WhatsApp on iPhone

Step 1

Open the iPhone WhatsApp app.

Step 2

Go to the Chat section.

Step 3

Select which WhatsApp chat you want to delete photos from.

Step 4

Tap on the header and choose Media, Links, and Docs.

Step 5

Tap Select on the top right corner. Browse and select the unwanted WhatsApp pictures.

Step 6

Tap the trash button on the bottom right corner. Then choose Delete x for Me to confirm.

Delete All Photos from a WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

Step 1

In the WhatsApp app, head to the Chats section.

Step 2

Open one chat window. Then tap on its header.

Step 3

Scroll down and choose Clear Chat.

Step 4

Choose Delete all messages or Delete all except starred.

Step 5

Now you can delete WhatsApp media files from this chat, including photos, videos, documents, links, etc.

Delete Old Photos from All WhatsApp Chats on iPhone

Step 1

Run the WhatsApp app.

Step 2

Choose Chats in the Settings section.

Step 3

Tap the Delete All Chats option.

Step 4

Enter your phone number to confirm the WhatsApp photo deletion.

Step 5

Choose Delete All Chats to delete WhatsApp chat history on iPhone, as well as all your sent and received pictures.

Here’s how to recover deleted WhatsApp images.

Part 3: Make a Backup Before Deleting WhatsApp Photos

Though you want to delete large media files from your iPhone, it is also important to make a backup with Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer. You can back up all WhatsApp data to your Windows or Mac computer. Meanwhile, you can delete WhatsApp photos from the camera roll, iCloud, or elsewhere to free up more storage space.

Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer

  • Backup WhatsApp photos, videos, chats, contacts, and other files completely.
  • Export your WhatsApp backup in HTML or CSV formats.
  • Preview and restore WhatsApp from the backup history or local iTunes backup selectively.
  • No data loss or overwritten.
  • Transfer WhatsApp data between iOS devices smoothly.
Download for WinDownload for Mac

Part 4: FAQs of Deleting WhatsApp Photos

How to delete WhatsApp photos after deleting for me?

Select this photo within the WhatsApp app. Choose Delete on the top bar. Now you can choose between Delete for me and Delete for everyone.

How to delete WhatsApp photos for everyone after the time limit?

Turn off the Wi-Fi and mobile data first. Go to iPhone Settings. Set the time and date settings back to a date before this photo was sent. Go to the WhatsApp app. Tap the photo and select Delete for Everyone. Don’t forget to roll back to the correct date and time.

If you delete a picture on WhatsApp, can the other person still see it?

Yes. The WhatsApp Delete for Everyone feature doesn’t delete photos and videos from both ends. If you delete a picture on WhatsApp, the recipient can still see it from the other end.


Now you can delete WhatsApp photos on iPhone from a single chat or all groups. It is also supported to erase all old WhatsApp media files in minutes. All iPhone models and iOS versions are supported. If you still have questions about deleting WhatsApp images, you can feel free to contact us.

More Reading