Why Can’t I Delete Photos from My iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus 6 and iPad? Here’s the fix


Many iPhone users have a question that “Why can’t I delete photos from my iPhone?”. They said that they deleted some photos. But those photos are still on their iPhone. If you are one of them, this article will help you to fix this issue.
Solution 1: Force Restart  (Hard Reset)
iPhone 5, 6, and earlier
Press and hold the Home Button and Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the Apple logo appears.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Press and hold the Power Button (Sleep/Wake) and the Volume Down Button until the Apple Logo appears.
iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus

  1. Press Volume Up button and quickly release it.
  2. Then press Volume Down button and quickly release it.
  3. At last, press and hold the Side button (Wake/Sleep) until the Apple logo appears.

Note: Don’t press the Volume Up and Volume Down Button simultaneously.
Solution 2: Clear “Recently Deleted” albums

  1. Go to Settings->General->Date & Time.
  2. Turn off Set Automatically.
  3. Click on the current Date & Time and set it back about 2 years.
  4. Go to Photos->Albums->Recently Deleted.
  5. Tap “Select”.
  6. Click “Delete All”.
  7. Go to Settings->General->Date & Time.
  8. Then turn on Set Automatically.

Solution 3: Disable iTunes syncing
Try this solution to delete the photos that are transferred from a computer to your iPhone.
To turn off syncing some Albums,

  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable.
  3. Tap on your iPhone icon when it appears in iTunes.
  4. Click Photos.
  5. Click “Selected albums”.
  6. Deselect the photos/collections that you want to stop syncing.
  7. Click “Apply”.

To turn off syncing all photos,

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable.
  3. Tap on your iPhone icon when it appears in iTunes.
  4. Click Photos.
  5. Uncheck “Sync Photos”.
  6. Tap “Remove photos”.
  7. Click “Apply”.

Solution 4: Enable and disable iCloud Photo Sharing & My Photo Stream

  1. Go to Settings->Photos.
  2. Turn on iCloud Photo Sharing & My Photo Stream.
  3. Then turn off them.

Other Solutions:

  1. Make sure that you have updated your phone to the latest version of iPhone,
  2. Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings.
  3. Check Apple warranty status. If your iPhone covers warranty, take it to the Apple Service Center.
  4. Make an Apple genius bar appointment.

If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.

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