If you have an iPhone, you may want to delete all the photos in your Camera Roll. However, there’s no easy way to do that on iOS.
But there’s a workaround! It involves Image Capture, a free Mac app that can be used to select and delete all your photos at once.
How To Select All Photos
If you’re trying to select all of your photos, a flurry of taps is not the best way to do it. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps to help you. The best way to find all of your pictures is to use the app’s library function. It’s a bit more complex than selecting photos manually, but you’ll be glad you did. You can also use the app to browse, rename and move your files to other devices.
How To Select Text In Photos
To select text in a photo, touch and hold on to the desired area until it highlights in blue. If the image is text-intensive, Photos will display a Detect Text button in the lower-right corner of the screen; tap it to highlight recognized text. The familiar text popover appears, and you can adjust the selection as needed or tap Select All to make a full copy of all the text. You can also look up or translate the text, or have VoiceOver read it out loud.
The ability to select and copy text is a handy way to save or add details that aren’t otherwise included in the photo. As an added bonus, text that Live Text has identified is indexed in the system-wide search.
How To Select Multiple Photos
One of the coolest features of iOS 9 is the way it displays your photos. In addition to a standard list view, there’s a new interactive scrubber that makes browsing your photos fun and easy. If you tap on the scrubber, it reveals a small preview of your favorite photos. This is a much better way to select your favorites, and you can use it to browse by date or location.
The photo scrubbing feature also has an impressive number of tricks up its sleeve, including a way to display multiple pictures in portrait or landscape mode and a new way to sort your photos by name, date taken, and more.
How To Delete All Photos
The iPhone’s Camera Roll is a great place to keep photos you’ve already taken, but if you’ve taken a lot of pictures in a short period of time, your iPhone’s library can get out of control. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the photos on your device, there’s a way to delete them all at once without touching your computer or synchronizing with it.
It’s a simple trick, but it works on both Macs and iOS devices — all you need is the right tool and a USB sync cable to connect your device to your Mac. Using an app called Image Capture, which sees your device as a camera, you can select all the photos you want to delete and then delete them all instantly. If you’re worried about accidentally deleting images you don’t actually want to delete, you can also use the Locked Folder feature that Google introduced last year in its Photos app to add a layer of security to your photos.