How do I delete photos?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Janset, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Janset
    Offline

    Janset iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Perth West Australia
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Hi all.

    When I click onto the "photo" icon on the home screen I am taken to a page that has a number of photos on it.

    On that page I am given a number of options, one of them being the option of viewing the photos as a slide show, but no delete options.

    If I tap on and hold on a photo up pops the option of copying, but I still do not know how to delete the photo.

    How do I go about deleting any of the photos from that page?

    Advice please.

    Regards.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  2. hpulmer
    Offline

    hpulmer iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    730
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0
  3. Janset
    Offline

    Janset iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Perth West Australia
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Hi hpulmer.

    Thank you for your quick reply, but my problem still persists.

    I did exactly as the above pictures (in the link) show. A red "delete" button does appear (near top right of screen) but it does not work! It does not matter what I do with it or the screen, I just can not get it to work. :-(

    Any further suggestions?

    Regards.
  4. hpulmer
    Offline

    hpulmer iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    730
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0
    Is the button (theletters) greyed out?
    Did you try to select a photo while the redbutton is there?

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠
  5. Janset
    Offline

    Janset iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Perth West Australia
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Hi hpulmer.

    Yes on both counts. The red button was grayed out and I did select a photo.

    I have (in a way) found a work around but it is tedious and time consuming. I sync the iPad with the PC using the USB cable. Then I go and find the folder on the PC that has the photo stored in, and delete it (the photo) from there. A second or so and the selected photo disappears from the iPad.

    Like I said, tedious. I bet no-one pointed out this little annoyance to Steve Jobs when he was raving about the iPad :)

    Regards
  6. hpulmer
    Offline

    hpulmer iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    730
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0
    Well, that is very strange - having 6 i-Devices in my family it does not happen on any of them - also checked if there might be a restriction
  7. Janset
    Offline

    Janset iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Perth West Australia
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Hi again.
    Yes it is strange. I rechecked the way I tried to delete very carefully with the same negative results. I am stumped as to why the red delete button is greyed out.

    I guess I will have to keep slugging and hopefully stumble onto the answer.

    Regards

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  8. hpulmer
    Offline

    hpulmer iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    730
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0
    Just another shot into the blue: force quit the photo app (double tap home, tap and hold the icon in the dock until it twiggles and the red dot with the minus appears, tap the minus) and reboot the iPad, holding power and home button until the Apple appears again...

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠
  9. Janset
    Offline

    Janset iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Perth West Australia
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Bingo! I know where I have been going wrong.

    The photos that I was trying to delete were the ones that were transferred into the iPad photo folder 'from' the PC as a result of syncing with the computer. These photos can ONLY be deleted from the computer.

    The photos that are taken "by" the iPad and loaded into the (same) iPad photo folder "can" be deleted from the iPad as the delete button now works as it should.

    A valuable lesson was learned here. :)

    Thanks for your help, it got me thinking laterally.

    Regards

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
    • Like Like x 1
  10. hpulmer
    Offline

    hpulmer iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    730
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0
    Well, something I did not think of as I do never import photos from PC...

    But very good to know you solved it!

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠
  11. ethansamuel17
    Offline

    ethansamuel17 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    25
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    You cannot delete iTunes synched photos directly from the iPad. You must connect it to computer and sync with a selection of photos those you want removed. Photos taken with the iPad camera can be deleted synching.
  12. okechukwu60i
    Offline

    okechukwu60i iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    You have to high light that picture before deleting it.
  13. hpulmer
    Offline

    hpulmer iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    730
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0
    I think the questions of the OP have been answered and this threat can be closed...

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can u delete pictures on facebook from ipad
,
delete button grey on ipad picture
,
delete button greyed out photos ipad
,
delete greyed out on photos from playmemories
,
how can i delete a picture on facebook from my ipad
,
how do i delete a photo from facebook on my ipad
,
how do i delete a photo on facebook on my ipad
,
how do i delete a photo on ipad
,

how do i delete pictures from facebook on my ipad

,

how do you delete facebook pictures on ipad

,
how do you erase a photo on facebook on my ipad
,
how to delete a picture on facebook from ipad
,
how to delete facebook picture ipaf
,

how to delete facebook pictures on ipad

,
how to delete my photos on facebook with ipad
,

how to delete photos from facebook on ipad

,
how to delete photos from ipad 1 delete button greyed out
,
how to remove photo from facebook on ipad
,
ipad removing photos of you from facebook
,
there is no delete button on my ipad3 to delete photos