As the cameras on our iPhones become more powerful, we tend to accumulate a large number of photos and videos over time. While this is great for capturing memories, it can quickly clog up your phone storage space. One way to free up space is to delete photo albums from your iPhone. In this blog post, we will discuss several methods to delete photo albums from iPhone iOS 13.
Before we begin, make sure you have the following:
- Your iPhone running iOS 13 or later
- Your Apple ID and password
- An internet connection (for some methods)
Method 1: Delete Photo Albums Directly from iPhone Photos App
The first method is to delete photo albums directly from the iPhone’s Photos app. Follow the steps below:
- Open the Photos app on your iPhone
- Tap on the "Albums" tab located at the bottom of the screen
- Select the photo album you want to delete
- Tap on the "Edit" button located at the top-right corner of the screen
- Tap on the "-" icon located at the top-left corner of the album thumbnail
- Tap on "Delete" to confirm the deletion of the album
Method 2: Delete Photo Albums Using iCloud.com
The second method is to delete photo albums using iCloud.com. Here are the steps:
- Open a web browser on your computer and go to iCloud.com
- Log in with your Apple ID and password
- Click on "Photos" icon
- Select the album you want to delete
- Click on the "Delete" icon located at the top of the screen
- Confirm the deletion by clicking on "Delete" again
Method 3: Delete Photo Albums Using iTunes
The third method is to delete photo albums using iTunes. The steps are as follows:
- Connect your iPhone to your computer
- Launch iTunes
- Select your iPhone from the device list
- Click on the "Photos" tab located in the left sidebar
- Uncheck the box next to the album you want to delete
- Click on "Apply" to confirm the deletion of the album
Why Can’t I Delete Photo Albums from My iPhone iOS 13?
There are several reasons why you may not be able to delete photo albums from your iPhone running iOS 13. Here are some reasons and their fixes:
- You are unable to delete the album because it is a default album created by iOS: You cannot delete some albums created by iOS such as "My Photo Stream", "Favorites", and "Recently Deleted".
- You are unable to delete the album because it is synced with iCloud: If the album is synced with iCloud, you will not be able to delete it directly from your iPhone. The deletion must be done via iCloud.com or your computer.
- You are unable to delete the album because it contains photos synced from your computer: If the album contains photos synced from your computer, you will need to disconnect your iPhone from your computer and delete the album using Method 1.
A: You can hide these albums by going to "Settings" > "Photos" and turning off the toggle switch next to the albums you want to hide.
A: Follow Method 2 or Method 3 to delete the album from iCloud.com or your computer.
A: Disconnect your iPhone from your computer and follow Method 1 to delete the album.
Here are some suggestions to keep your iPhone photo albums organized:
- Create new albums: Organize your photos into different albums based on events, people, or places.
- Use the "Recently Deleted" album: The "Recently Deleted" album automatically stores all the photos you have deleted in the last 30 days. You can go through this album and permanently delete any unwanted photos.
- Enable iCloud Photos: Turn on iCloud Photos to automatically store your photos and videos in the cloud, which can free up space on your iPhone.
- Use a third-party app: If you find the iPhone Photos app too limiting, try using a third-party app like Google Photos or Dropbox to manage your photos and videos.
Q: Can I recover a deleted photo album from my iPhone?
A: If you have deleted a photo album from your iPhone, it will be moved to the "Recently Deleted" album and will remain there for up to 30 days. If you wish to recover the album within this time frame, you can simply restore it from the "Recently Deleted" album. After 30 days, the album and its contents will be permanently deleted.
Q: What happens to the photos in a deleted album?
A: When you delete a photo album, the photos contained within it will not be deleted automatically. However, deleting the album will make it harder to find these photos as they will no longer be grouped together in the "Albums" tab.
Q: Can I delete all photos on my iPhone at once?
A: Yes, you can delete all photos from your iPhone at once. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "iPhone Storage" > "Photos". Tap on "Review Personal Videos" or "Review Personal Videos" to select all the photos and videos you want to delete. Then tap on "Delete All" to confirm.
Q: How do I permanently delete photos from my iPhone?
A: To permanently delete photos from your iPhone, you can either delete them from the "Recently Deleted" album or use a third-party app like iShredder to shred them beyond recovery.
Q: Can I delete photo albums on my iPhone without affecting the photos stored in iCloud?
A: Yes, you can delete photo albums on your iPhone without affecting the photos stored in iCloud. Deleting a photo album only removes the album from your iPhone and not the actual photos stored in the cloud.