How to mass delete photos while travelling without another computer

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  1. Gileswarren

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    Hello All,

    I've tried and tried to find the solution to this problem but I just can't, I love apple and their products but I'm lost as to why it's so hard to find a solution to this fairly simple problem,

    I do time lapse photography which means plugging my DSLR memory card into my ipad to import 1000-2000 photos at a time to create a timelapse,,once I have my timelapse video I need to delete all the imported photos to create room for new ones,

    As there's no select all function (holding down 2 fingers and dragging won't work either) it's not really practical to select every photo every time,
    When I'm at home I can plug it into a laptop and delete them from 'my computer' but I'm travelling to India soon and won't be able to do this,

    Is there anything I can do (other than erase all content and settings ) to mass delete all camera roll photos (settings - using - swipe - delete doesn't work nor does edit and delete whole albums)

    Any apps that would do this for me ?
    Cheers
     
  2. zstairlessone

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    Open your photo album


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    In the top right corner tap the square with the little arrow coming out



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    You will see the top change something like this

    Now tap all the photographs you wish to delete, you will see a blue circle with a check on each you tap


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    Once all are selected tap delete and say yes when it asks to confirm

    This should make it a little easier and quicker than deleting one at a time
     
  3. Gileswarren

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    Thanks zstairlessone but I meant is there anyway of deleting every photo on the ipad without having to select every photo individually
     
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    Ah, that is beyond me, but probably possible.
     
  5. J. A.

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    This is only possible with iOS 7. It wasn't an option before. If you still use iOS 6, you can't do this:
    In the Photo app, go to the collections view: image-726798228.jpg Tap the pictures to show the months/days (Moments). Then you get the possibility to select pictures: image-1819589203.jpg Tap it. Now you'll find "Select" above the picture collection of the days. If you choose "Select" there, all the pictures of that day will be marked. image-3239552107.jpg Then you can choose the Trash icon, and the photos will be removed from your Camera Roll. Hope that helps.
     
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    Nice. Thanks for finding that Johanna. Not as nice as being able to delete albums, but close enough to be useful.
     
  7. Gileswarren

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    J.A thanks , you don't know how long I've been trying to find a solution to this problem ! finally I've got one , cheers man
     
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    My pleasure.
     
  9. J. A.

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    I was looking for a replacement for the ability to delete imported albums. I remember that it was possible with iOS 6. That's a handy workaround.
     
  10. giradman

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    Hi Johanna​ - believe that you posted that excellent option for 'bulk' delete of photos before but I could not remember it! Thanks for the reminder - Dave :)
     

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