How to Delete Photos on Android with 4 Methods

Want to know how to delete photos on Android? Check this guide to easily remove one single picture, or multiple ones, or even all of them from your Android phones and tablets.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 30, 2020

Android phones and tablets probably are the most common and popular life recorders these days. The reason is the camera. With it, you can save every memorable moment of your life in a photo, no matter happy or sad, no matter young or aged, no matter at work, or on a holiday, etc.

However, as you take more and more photos on your Android, one issue, which almost every Android user will encounter, occurs – storage running out, or some of your photos on Android are too personal and need privacy protection. Under such situations, what you need to do is firstly transferring these important photos to somewhere, like your PC/Mac computer, and then deleting photos on Android.

And so, in this tutorial, we will share 4 methods to help you delete photos on Android, singly, multiply, and all, with ease. Check them now and choose the perfect one.

Method 1. How to Delete Photos on Android Directly

No matter what kind of Android phone you have, you can delete the photos as you want at any time. It’s quite simple.

Step 1. Open the Picture app on your Android device.

Step 2. Choose one photo or select multiple pics, even a whole album.

Step 3. Click on the Trash icon to delete it(them).

Sometimes, what you have deleted in the Pic app doesn’t really delete completely if you have synced your data with Google account. These pieces of stuff can still be in your backups. You can also delete photos on Android using Google Photos.

Method 2. How to Delete Photos on Android Using Gallery App

Gallery app is the default place where you can find all photos taken by the camera and other pictures from other sources. In this app, you can choose as many as you want to delete, not a picture at a time anymore.

Step 1. Launch the Gallery app.

Step 2. Tap the Menu button.

Step 3. Choose Camera Roll to access all of your pictures on Android.

Step 4. Tap the three-dots button > Choose Select > Check the photos you want to remove from Android.

Step 5. Tap the trash icon and click OK to confirm.

This way would be a perfect choice if you only have dozens of items to remove. While if you have hundreds and thousands of pictures to delete, or all, selecting manually would be a huge amount of work to do. But you can move to Method 4  to get rid of such problems.

Method 3. How to Delete Photos on Android Using Google Photos

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. With it, you can also achieve the goal of Android photos deleting selectively.

How to Delete Photos on Android Using Google Photos

How to Delete Photos on Android Using Google Photos

Step 1. Open the multi-colored pinwheel app.

Step 2. Tap the three-dots button.

Step 3. Choose Select to check the photos you want to delete.

Step 4. Tap the trash icon, and click Move to Trash button to start deleting.

Google Photos app is just like the Gallery app, and you can selectively choose some of your pictures to remove. But if there are hundreds and thousands of items on the list, we recommend you choose Method 4  below as the perfect solution

Method 4. How to Delete Photos on Android Using AnyTrans for Android

AnyTrans for Android is a professional Android data manager. With its help, you can perfectly put your Android data right at the place you want. And deleting photos on Android would be an easy thing using it. All of the photos on your Android will be displayed in albums, and you can easily find what you want. Unlike the three ways above, AnyTrans for Android does not only support deleting photos on Android singly and selectively but also remove all items at one time. Why not give it a try, and follow the steps below to start the job now?

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Step 1. Run AnyTrans for Android on your computer > Connect your Android device to it.

How to Delete Photos on Android – Step 1

How to Delete Photos on Android – Step 1

Step 2. Scroll down to the category page > Choose Photo Library.

How to Delete Photos on Android – Step 2

How to Delete Photos on Android – Step 2

Step 3. Then all photos on your Android will be displayed with album names > Select the photos you want to remove > Click the trash icon to delete the selected pictures.

How to Delete Photos on Android – Step 3

How to Delete Photos on Android – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With these four methods above, you can totally complete the job of deleting photos on Android. While we sincerely recommend the fourth way as the best choice, since with it, you can delete photos on Android, singly, multiply, and even all, in 3 steps. Why not give it a try right away?

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.