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How to Delete Photos from Android Phone Permanently [Solved]

Summary: This article is about to show you how to delete photos from Android phone permanently, which helps you a lot to protect your privacy from leakage.

Taking photos is one of the safest ways of capturing memories. But sometimes people might want to delete every photo from their Android devices. It could be because they either want a fresh start or intend to sell the handset to another person and they do not want the third party to access their personal pictures. Other individuals could also clear their pictures because they are tired of seeing the error message about their gallery not opening due to lack of space. Whatever the reason is, there are various methods of having those snaps gone.

Method 1 - How to Delete Photos from Android Phone Permanently (100% Unrecoverable)
Method 2 - How to Delete Photos from Android Galley (100% Recoverable)
Method 3 - How to Delete Duplicate Photos on Android
Method 4 - How to Mass Delete Unwanted Photos from Android Phones

Method 1 - How to Delete Photos from Android Phone Permanently (100% Unrecoverable)

The first method of erasing all the data from your gadget is using the Coolmuster Android Eraser. The advantage of using this method is that with just one click, all the memories are permanently gone. It means that it will not be possible to restore the files back once the delete process is over, even by using recovery tools.

Before throwing everything away, smartphone users are therefore advised first to back up the sensitive data. And please be noted that it is fully compatible with almost all Android phones and tablets, such as Samsung (Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus included), Huawei, Xiaomi, HTC, ZTE, LG, Motorola, etc.

The following are the steps one has to follow when using this Coolmuster Android Eraser:

1. In the first step, ensure that the headset has been detected by the program. This can only be done by connecting the device to the personal computer. A USB cable can be used to create this connection. Alternatively, the user can also link the two by using Wi-Fi.

Download the Coolmuster Android Eraser and install it in your computer.

When connecting using a USB cable:

> An onscreen prompt will appear, please enable the USB debugging on your handset.
> After that, the program will automatically install drivers in your smart appliance.
> Sometimes you might be requested to grant permission to install the software drivers. If this happens, click on the "Install" option to authorize the installation.
> Allow the computer to access the files and the folders in your telephone by tapping on the "Allow" button.
> The Android Eraser will be installed in the mobile and a connection between the two will be created. All the information about the receiver will be displayed on the computer.
> In the computers, a prompt will appear on the screen. Tick on the "Confirm" or the "OK" button to grant all listed permissions.

connect android device to pc with usb cable

When connecting the two gadgets using Wi-Fi:

> Run the program on the computer.
> Open the Wi-Fi button on the primary interface.
> Install the Coolmuster Android Assistant (Android version) on your phone via browser.
> Open the Assistant and then scan the QR code. A connection will automatically be created.

connect android via wifi

2. After connection, you can click "Erase" button to start to delete photos from Android.

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> Right beside the Security level, there is a menu. Click on it to select either the Low, Medium or the High-security level.
> Click OK to confirm your choice.

set up security level

> To start deleting all the files, including the shots, type the word "delete" in the space and then tick on the "Erase" button on the interface.
> The program will carry out a quick scan, clear the all the files and immediately overwrite the data. Always ensure that you do not interfere with the connection before the delete process is over.

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Method 2 - How to Delete Photos from Android Galley (100% Recoverable)

Smart phone users can also selectively remove pictures from their photo gallery.

> Open the Gallery app (or Photos App), you will find the list of all your files and folders.
> On the Gallery app, tap the snapshots that you want to remove.
> Click on the Trash can button to delete photos from Android gallery. Then confirm your choice if asked.

delete photos from android gallery

Method 3 - How to Delete Duplicate Photos/Videos/Music on Android

Once you see the "storage space low" notification on your receiver, you should note that you might have duplicate items and it is time to get rid of them. Getting that extra room not only provides you more space to store more files but it also improves the gadget's performance. One of the most effective ways of doing this is by deleting the duplicate pictures, videos or music.

> The most obvious method is manually going to the snapshots file and scrolling down the list until you find them.
> Highlight the duplicated files and press the delete option.
> Another option is connecting the phone to a computer and then follow these guidelines.
> On the left menu, tap the "Photos" category.
> Choose the library option and highlight the duplicate items.
> Tap on the "Delete" option that is directly above these files.
> Alternatively, you can click on the minus button labeled "-" to delete the selected items.

how to delete photos from android permanently

Method 4 - How to Mass Delete Unwanted Photos from Android Phones

If you want to delete photos from Android phone, or delete photos from Android Gallery, you can also rely on the Coolmuster Android Assistant, which helps you better manage (delete/export/add) photos on any Android phone.

You can check how to mass delete photos from Android phone here. Try this tool below:

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Wrapping Up

Deleting all your snaps is as hard as removing any other files. Nevertheless, it becomes one of the simplest tasks that you could do as long as you know what you are doing. Explained above are some of the methods that you could apply to clear those memories from your Android device. Choose the procedure is most appropriate for your device. However, it is always wise to have a backup of the photos just in case you would want them back someday, or you want to have a glimpse of your past.

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