How to Delete Photos that iPhone Won’t Let me Delete Easily

Don’t know how to delete photos that iPhone won’t let me delete? Don’t worry. Read this post, which will offer you an easiest way to help you free the space of iPhone by deleting pictures and albums you can’t delete in your iPhone quickly.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 09, 2020

Photos from my computer somehow got copied onto my phone. First, are those photos taking up space? Secondly, how can I get rid of them? It won’t let me delete those particular pics from my phone.

— A Reader from Apple Community

If you are in the same situation just like the above user described that iPhone won’t let you delete the unwanted photos from the camera roll/photo albums to free up your iPhone, then don’t be upset, cause you are here in the right place.

In fact, instead of syncing it with iTunes, there is another quick fix to help you tackle this ‘iPhone won’t let me delete photos’ issue easily. And here we’ll show you how to make it in the detailed steps.

Also Read: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone >

The Tool We Use to Delete Photos from iPhone

AnyTrans is a powerful iOS data management tool, which can help you manage and transfer photos, songs, ringtones, videos, contacts, notes, text messages, etc. among iDevices, computers, iTunes library and iCloud accounts.

  1. AnyTrans lets you view the photos in Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Panoramas and Bursts. Also, allow you to remove multiple or all photos from iPhone/iPad directly.
  2. AnyTrans also manages to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to computer, to another iDevice, and even from one iCloud account to another without any data losing.
  3. AnyTrans also supports other types of iOS data like music, videos, notes, contacts, messages, apps, books, voice mails, voice memos, etc.

Step 1. Download and launch AnyTrans on computer > Plug in your iPhone > All categories will be listed on the right side.

iPhone Won’t Let Me Delete Photos – Step 1

iPhone Won’t Let Me Delete Photos – Step 1

Step 2. Click Photos > You’ll see all your iPhone photos and albums.

iPhone Won’t Let Me Delete Photos – Step 2

iPhone Won’t Let Me Delete Photos – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the photos you want to delete, and click the trash icon on the upper right hand to delete photos from your iPhone. (You can press Ctrl to start multi-selection.)

iPhone Won’t Let Me Delete Photos – Step 3

iPhone Won’t Let Me Delete Photos – Step 3

Can’t Miss: Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly

Apart from using AnyTrans for iOS, there is another wireless way which enables users to delete photos from iPhone. What we talk about is AnyTrans app. If your USB cable is broken or your computer can not detect your iPhone, you could try AnyTrans app.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your PC/Mac, go to anytrans.io and you will see a QR Code.

Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly - Step 2

Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. On your iPhone, open AnyTrans app, tap Scan to scan the QR code on your computer.

Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly - Step 3

Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly – Step 3

Step 4. Then all your iPhone photos will be listed on your computer. Choose the photos you want to delete, then click the Delete button.

Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly - Step 4

Delete Photos from iPhone Wirelessly – Step 4

The Bottom Line

It’s clear to see that with AnyTrans for iOS you can delete any iPhone photo and album easily and safely. Moreover, it can also help you to keep the other iPhone data like music, video, ringtones, contacts, messages and better organized. So don’t hesitate to give it a free try.

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.