5 Easy Ways to Delete Photos from iPad (Step by Step)

Dec 24,2019 • Filed to: Erase Phone Data • Proven solutions


“How do I delete photos from iPad? I have got a lot of photos on my iPad and they are taking so much space. Is there any fast solution to delete all photos from iPad in one go?”

A friend of mine recently asked me this question about deleting photos on iPad. If you also own an iPad and are struggling from its limited storage, then you can also face a similar situation. A lot of people sync their iPad with their iCloud, which often backfires by accumulating too many photos on it. While it might seem overwhelming, you can easily delete all photos from iPad in different ways. You can read this stepwise tutorial and learn how to delete photos from iPad in 5 different ways.

Part 1: Permanently Delete any Photo from iPad

If you are looking for a smart and quick solution to permanently delete all photos from iPad, then try dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS). One of the most advanced data eraser tools for iOS, it is a part of the dr.fone toolkit. The application will let you get rid of all kinds of content from your iPad, making plenty of free space on it. Since the data is erased through multiple passes, even a data recovery tool can’t retrieve it afterward. Also, you can preview your photos before deleting them, letting you get rid of large photos selectively from iPad storage.

dr.fone - Data Eraser

Effective Solution to Delete Photos from iPad

  • The tool is pretty easy to use and you would not face the slightest of trouble removing photos from iPad.
  • All the selected data would be deleted permanently from iPad without any further data recovery scope.
  • It supports every major kind of photo format like JPEG, PNG, HEIC, HEIF, and all the common iOS formats. Apart from photos, you can also delete documents, videos, contacts, third-party app data, and so much more.
  • You can preview the saved photos on its interface and selectively delete the files of your choice.
  • Besides removing data, you can also compress photos to save iPad storage or simply transfer them to your computer as well.
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To learn how to delete photos from iPad permanently using dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS), the following steps can be taken:

1. Firstly, launch the dr.fone toolkit on your Mac or Windows PC and from its home, visit the “Data Erase” section. Also, using a working cable, connect your iPad to the system and wait for it to be detected.

delete all photos from iPad using ios eraser

2. Once the device is detected, go the “Erase Private Data” section from the left and start the process.

delete all photos from iPad - erase private data

3. You will be asked what kind of data you wish to scan. Make sure that the option for “Photos” is selected under the media panel before clicking on the “Start” button.

delete all photos from iPad - start to delete

4. As the application will extract all the photos from your iPad, you can sit back, and wait for the scan to be completed.

delete all photos from iPad - extract photos

5. Afterward, the extracted data will be displayed on the interface. You can preview your photos from here and select the ones you wish to get rid of.

preview and delete all photos from iPad

6. When you click on the “Erase” button, you will be asked to confirm your choice. Enter the displayed code and click on the “Erase” button again.

confirm to delete all photos from iPad

7. In minutes, the selected photos will be erased permanently from your iPad. When the process is completed, you will be notified so that you can remove iPad safely from the system.

all photos deleted from iPad

Part 2: Delete Photos from iPad by Exporting to PC

Sometimes, we don’t wish to delete photos from iPad since they can be our prized possession. Instead, you can choose to take their backup by transferring them to your computer. In this way, you can keep them secure in a trusted location while making free space on your iPad at the same time. To do this, you can take the assistance of dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS) as well. It provides a seamless solution to do a lossless compression of photos or simply transfer them from iPad to your computer. Here’s how you can manage your photos using dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS).

1. Connect your iOS device to the system and launch the dr.fone toolkit. From its home, visit the “Erase” section to start things.

delete photos from iPad by connecting to pc

2. As the interface of dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS) will be opened, go to the “Free Up Space” section, and choose to organize your photos.

delete photos from iPad - choose option

3. You will be given an option to either compress your photos or export them. Click on the “Export” button to move your photos to PC.

delete photos from iPad - export photos to pc

4. The interface will display the stored photos. Simply select the photos of your choice and click on the “Start” button. If you want, you can enable the “Export then Delete” option to automatically delete the photos once they are exported.

delete photos from iPad - delete after exporting

5. Browse to the location where you wish to save the photos and export them to your PC.

delete photos from iPad - save photos

Part 3: Delete Only Large Photos from iPad

One of the best things about dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS) is that it can automatically detect large photos from iPad. In this way, you don’t have to spend a lot of time looking for bulky files. Simply mark a size limit to look for, select the respective files, and erase them from iPad. If you want, you can also export them to PC as well. Beforehand, make sure that you only delete bulky photos from iPad and does not tamper with any important system file.

1. Firstly, launch the dr.fone toolkit on your system and connect your phone to it. Open dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS) module and click on Free Up Space > Erase Large Files option.,

delete large photos from iPad - large file erasure

2. This will start the scanning process as the application will look for any large file on your iPad storage.

delete large photos from iPad - scanning device

3. Once the scan is completed, the results will be displayed. Here, you can set a size limit for the files to display. For instance, if you want, you can only view the files of size 5 MB or more.

4. Simply select the large photos of your choice and click on the “Delete” button to get rid of them. You can also click on the “Export” button to save them to your PC.

delete large photos from iPad - select large ones to delete

Part 4: Delete Photos from iPad with the Device itself

If you don’t want to use any third-party tool to delete photos from iPad, then you can follow this technique. Though, this will take a lot of time and you might end up deleting photos by mistake as well. I would recommend following this approach only if you have enough time to spare. To learn how to delete photos from iPad, you can visit the Photos application and manually select the files you wish to get rid of.

1. Simply unlock your iPad and go to the “Photos” application by tapping on its icon from the home.

2. Open the album of your choice and tap on the “Select” option to pick the photos you wish to delete.

remove photos from iPad from device settings

3. Once the desired photos are selected, tap on the trash (delete) icon, and confirm your choice to delete the selected photos.

4. Later, you can go to the Recently Deleted album to remove these photos from iPad permanently.

remove photos from iPad - go to recently deleted

Part 5: Delete Photos from iPad with iTunes

If you want, you can take the assistance of iTunes to delete photos from iPad Photo Library. As you know, we can use iTunes to sync photos between our system and the connected iOS device. Therefore, we can choose to stop the sync and make sure iPad would only store its native content. To delete the synced photos from iPad Photo Library, follow these steps:

1. Use a working lightning cable and connect your iPad to your system. Also, launch an updated version of iTunes on it.

2. Once your iPad is detected, select it from the list of the available devices, and go to its “Photos” tab from the left.

3. Now, enable the “Sync Photos” feature and choose the “Selected Albums” option. Scroll down a bit and uncheck all the albums.

4. In the end, just click on the “Apply” button and wait for a while for your photos to be un-synced.

remove photos from iPad with itunes

Now when you know how to delete photos from iPad, you can certainly free-up some space on your device. The best way to delete all photos from iPad is by using a dedicated tool like dr.fone - Data Eraser (iOS). It also provides a one-click solution to compress photos or export them to your PC as well. Since the application has so many features to offer, you can keep it handy on your system and use it as per your convenience.

James Davis

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