Deleting photos from ipad without connecting to computer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by fab4571, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. fab4571

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    iPF Noob

    Aug 30, 2012
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    Hi all
    I am travelling overseas at the moment
    Whilst having some down i have been trying to delete photos from my ipad , which i have over 8000 of
    A lot of them are doubles and triples
    I have tried all the options such as go to photos tab press far right tab, select photos and press delete, howerver when i select the photos the delete button does not highlight it stays a dull red,
    Is ther a setting which i should enadle or disable or is there any other trick i should be doing???

    Very frustrated:rolleyes::thumbsdown:
  2. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    When an app behaves strangely it is best to close it completely and then relaunch it. From the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar. These are all the apps that you have opened at one time. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it, now press the home button to return to your screen. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly. Let us know if this solves your problem.

    If you have a lot of photos to delete a trick is putting 2 fingers on a photo and then slide your fingers across the photos to delete. This will tick all the photos instead of pressing each one individually.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
  3. NickyD

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    Aug 31, 2012
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    Go to the Photos app, press the icon in the right, that one with the arrow thing, press every picture you want to delete and the press the delete button.
    Have you tried turning off and on the iPad ? If that doesn't work, and you have a jailbroken device try using iCleaner maybe there's some corrupted cache or something.
  4. giradman

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    iPad Monger

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Hi Fab4571 - welcome to the forum! :)

    You need to tell us 'where' these 8K photos reside in your native Photo App (and I'm assuming that you have the 'stock' iPad?) - images in your 'Camera Roll' (those taken by the iPad camera, downloaded, or placed there in another fashion) can be removed as you and others have described. Albums made w/i the app containing pics from other albums or the camera roll can also be deleted (note that only 'links' are created w/i this particular albums). NOW, if many of your photos were loaded onto the iPad from an iTunes sync, then these cannot be removed from wi/i the iPad app; this must be done w/ another sync - please do a search, there have been numerous threads and posts related to the frustration using this particular app. Good luck and let us know you progress!

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