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How to Delete Synced Photos from iPhone/iPad

By FonePaw | Apr 09 , 2015

"I have synced a folder which contains some pictures to my iPhone. The synced photos are successfully copied to my iPhone. But I cannot see any "delete" option in my iPhone to remove the synced photos. How can I delete these photos?"


Deleting photos from Photo Library is different from deleting photos from iPhone Camera Roll. Instead of removing iTunes-synced photos from the Photos app on iPhone, you need to delete the photos from your computer by iTunes sync. Here are the details.


  1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer and start iTunes on your computer.
  2. Click the iPhone icon in the top toolbar.
  3. Click the "Photos" tab
  4. Delete iTunes-synced photos
  • Delete selected photos from an album: you’ll need to delete those selected photos from the album on your computer and the apply sync the album again.
  • Remove an entire album: Just uncheck the album you don't need in iTunes and sync again.

Delete iPhone Photo Library Photos


  • Delete all iTunes-synced photos: Create a empty folder on your computer first. Then, sync the empty folder. The photos in Photo Library will be gone in no time.

Note: this will only remove all photos and albums you have previously synced from computer to iPhone through iTunes. It will not delete other photos or albums in your camera roll.

Sync Empty Folder


Also, if you think all these ways sounded a litter complicated, FonePaw iOS Transfer can simplify all these. Want an easier way to delete synced iPhone photos, go ahead and read: How to Delete Photos from iPhone. Then, you can delete selected photos or even delete the whole photo library album as you like.


Delete Photo from iPhone

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