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How to Delete Photos from iPhone from Computer? [4 Quick Ways]

Photos usually occupy a large space in the internal storage of your iPhone. If your iPhone says "Cannot take a photo" when you capture a photo, you will need to delete photos on your iPhone to free up iPhone storage space and make room for your new photos or other files. If you have thousands of photos to delete, it is inconvenient to do it on your iPhone. You may want to handle this task on a bigger screen. So in this guide, we will show you 4 ways on how to delete photos from iPhone from computer quickly.

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Part 1: How to Delete Photos from iPhone from Computer Using Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Recommended)
Part 2: How to Delete Photos from iPhone on Computer via File Explorer
Part 3: How to Delete iPhone Photos from PC Using iTunes
Part 4: How to Delete Photos from Mac Using Image Capture
Bonus 1: How to Delete Photos from iPhone via Camera Roll
Bonus 2: How to Permanently Delete Photos from iPhone

Part 1: How to Delete Photos from iPhone from Computer Using Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Recommended)

Want to view and delete photos from iPhone on computer efficiently? All you need is Coolmuster iOS Assistant. This all-in-one software offers full solutions for iOS data managing problems. You can use it to delete multiple or all photos at once from iPhone through Windows 10/8/7 computer.

Besides deleting photos, you can use Coolmuster iOS Assistant to perform various tasks. Now learn more about this powerful data managing tool:

  • Scan all files on your iPhone and show them on PC.
  • View and delete iPhone photos from computer, transfer photos from iPhone to PC.
  • Back up and restore iPhone/iPad/iPod without using iTunes.
  • Transfer contacts, SMS, notes, calendars, bookmarks, music, photos, videos, books, apps, from iPhone to computer.
  • Import contacts, calendars, bookmarks, books, and iTunes backup files from PC to iPhone.
  • Widely compatible with iPhone 12/12 mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/11/11 Pro/Xs/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5/5s/, etc. (iOS 14 supported)

Download Coolmuster iOS Assistant now:

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Tip: Before you delete, it is suggested that you back up your important photos on iPhone first.

How to delete photos from iPhone from computer easily:

Step 1: Install and open Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your computer. Connect your iPhone to computer using a USB cable. On your iPhone, tap "Trust" when asked whether to trust this computer.

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Step 2: After the software has detected your iPhone, you will see the interface like below. All the iPhone files are sorted according to the category. You can view and manage the files on iPhone from the computer like a breeze.

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Step 3: To delete photos from iPhone from computer, click the Photos tab from the left sidebar, then select the photos you want to delete, click the Delete button from the top of the interface. The unwanted photos will then be removed from your iPhone.

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Part 2: How to Delete Photos from iPhone on Computer via File Explorer

You can also use a USB cable to plug your iPhone into computer and delete your photos on computer through the File Explorer. This method is very simple. You don't need to download any third-party tools. However, you are not able to manage other files like contacts, SMS using this way.

How to delete iPhone photos from PC using File Explorer:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable, then tap "Trust" on your iPhone.

Step 2: Open a File Explorer on your computer and then head to your Apple iPhone > Internal Storage > find the folder named DCIM > 100APPLE.

Step 3: Now you can browse and select the photos you want to delete, right-click and select Delete.

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Part 3: How to Delete iPhone Photos from PC Using iTunes

Another tip to remove photos from iPhone on PC is using iTunes. By syncing photos with iTunes, the current photos on your iPhone will be wiped out all at once. You can sync an empty folder to your iPhone from iTunes so that all your iPhone photos will be gone. As you can see, this way doesn't allow you to delete individual photos from iPhone from computer. If you want to remove iPhone photos selectively , it is recommended to use Coolmuster iOS Assistant in Part 1.

Below are the steps on how to delete photos from iPhone on PC via iTunes. To make sure the task goes well, please use the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to your PC and open iTunes.

Step 2: Click the device icon from the top of iTunes and then select Photos.

Step 3: Tick the checkbox of Sync Photos > from the drop-down menu of Copy photos from, select an empty folder.

Step 4: Click Apply and all your photos on your iPhone will be erased after syncing.

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Part 4: How to Delete Photos from Mac Using Image Capture

If you use a Mac, there's a built-in app on Mac called Image Capture that can help you delete photos from iPhone on Mac computer. This app enables you to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. You can also use it to delete photos from iPhone from Mac without importing.

Follow the steps below to delete photos from Mac:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to your Mac and hit "Trust" on iPhone if asked.

Step 2: Open Image Capture on your Mac.

Step 3: Select the photos you want to remove. If you want to select all the photos, press Command + A.

Step 4: Click the circle at the bottom of the Image Capture app and then confirm the deletion.

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Bonus 1: How to Delete Photos from iPhone via Camera Roll

You can follow the steps below to delete multiple photos from iPhone directly.

Step 1: Open the Camera Roll on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap Select in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select the photos you want to delete.

Step 4: Tap the Trash icon in the bottom-right corner.

Step 5: Confirm to delete these items.

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Bonus 2: How to Permanently Delete Photos from iPhone

1. Delete Photos from the Recently Deleted Photos (Recoverable)

When you delete photos from iPhone camera roll, they will go to the Recently Deleted folder. You can head to this folder to delete iPhone photos completely.

Step 1: Go to the Recently Deleted folder on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap Select in the upper right corner.

Step 3. Select the photos you need to delete and then tap Delete.

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2. Delete Photos Using Coolmuster iOS Eraser (Unrecoverable)

Even if you have deleted photos from the Recently Deleted folder, they can be recovered with some professional data recovery tools. If you want to delete iPhone photos before selling your phone or giving it away, you should try Coolmuster iOS Eraser to erase your files permanently with zero possibility of recovery.

You can download the tool from below and click here to see how to permanently delete pictures on iPhone from computer.

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Words in the End

Above are the 4 ways on how to remove photos from iPhone on PC. If you have a lot photos to manage and delete, the most recommended way is to use Coolmuster iOS Assistant. It can help you quickly delete specific photos or all photos from iPhone on computer. Besides, you can copy photos from iPhone to computer using its "Export" feature before deleting. Apart from photos, it also supports to manage other files. You can feel free to download it and see how it works for you.

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