How to Clear Photo Storage on iPhone

How to Clear Photo Storage on iPhone – If you’re getting close to running out of storage space on your iPhone, you should back up your images and movies somewhere else, such as the cloud, a computer, or a disk, and then remove them from your iPhone. This will give you more room on your device. Unless the next thing you know, they’re back on your device, and you get the continual reminder that there is insufficient capacity. There are a number of different methods that your photos and videos can be backed up before we get into how to remove photos from your iPhone or iPad so that you can make more room on those devices.

You have the choice of uploading the pictures to iCloud or another cloud provider, where you will often receive a free allowance of 5 gigabytes for off-site storage. There is always the possibility of paying additional money if it turns out to be required, even though this may be plenty for your needs. It’s time to get an iCloud storage subscription if you already have 32GB of iCloud storage but still don’t have enough space to back up all you need to.

Another option is to manually transfer photos and movies from your iPhone or iPad to your computer on either a PC or a Mac. After you have connected your iOS device to your computer through a USB port, open Windows Explorer (for Windows) or Finder (on Mac), locate the drive letter that corresponds to your phone or tablet (for example, D: or E:), and then enter the folder named DCIM. This is where all of the photographs that you have taken are saved. They might be organized in subfolders, but ultimately, they are all present here. Now you may cut and paste it into your computer or an external device, or you can just drag and drop it.

How to Clear Photo Storage on iPhone 

  1. Open the Photos application on your iOS device. 
  2. Please select Albums. This choice can be found in the upper-right hand corner of the display.

If the Photos app opens up to a picture right away, you need to hit the “Back” icon in the upper-left corner of the screen before you tap the Albums button.

  1. Click Camera Roll. The top left corner of the screen is where you’ll find this choice.
  2. Next, select the Select button. This choice can be found in the upper-right hand corner of the display.
  3. Make sure that all of the photographs in the library are selected. To move the photo from the bottom right corner of the screen to the top left corner, tap the photo in the lower right corner of the screen, then touch and drag your finger from the lower right photo to the upper left photo. You will notice a checkmark next to each photo that is somewhere between the two extremes. The page displaying the library will begin moving upwards while each currently stored photo gets tagged.
  4. Click the icon Delete from the menu. It is the icon that looks like a garbage can and is located at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  5. When prompted, click the Delete # Items button. The “Recently Deleted” album will be populated with copies of any images in the album that are designated for deletion.

The number of photos that have been selected for deletion will be displayed in place of the sign “#.” Tap the Delete 100 Items button, for instance, if you wish to get rid of a hundred different photos.

  1. Delete any images that are currently located in the “Recently Deleted” folder. After you have removed the photos from the Camera Roll folder, you will still need to remove them from the “Recently Deleted” folder to completely remove them from your device.
  • Click the back button “< Albums” in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Swipe the screen and touch “Recently Deleted”.
  • Click “Select” in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click “Delete All” in the lower left corner of the screen.
  • Click “Delete # Items” when prompted.

Take note that any photos or videos that you delete will be placed in the “Recently Deleted” album on your iPhone. They will stay there for 30 days, and then they are gone forever. Therefore, if you delete a photo or video by mistake, you do not need to be concerned because you have one month to retrieve it from the album that is labeled “Recently Deleted.”