If you’ve been using a smartphone like an iPhone for a little while, you’d surely know how to delete a photo or two. However, deleting multiple photos in an album can be a bit challenging for some, especially if you are new to the iPhone. Well, perhaps you need to erase photos in bulk to save space or you need to quickly get rid of embarrassing photos ASAP.

If that’s the case, you’re on the right page. We have prepared two tutorials on how to delete a photo album on iPhone. The first tutorial is for situations where you genuinely have no idea how to delete the albums, while the second one is applicable when you can’t erase the album because your iPhone is not showing the Delete button. What are you waiting for? Read on for more details!

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Tutorial 1: How to Delete A Photo Album on iPhone in Photos App

New iPhone users tend to get lost around the Photos app, especially when managing and deleting albums. It’s normal and once you know where the right options are located, deleting photo albums on iPhone will be a piece of cake for you. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1

Launch the Photos app from the Home Screen. There, look at the bottom of the interface and tap on the Albums section. Then, hit the See All option beside My Album.

iPhone Albums

Step 2

There, hit the Edit button in the upper-right corner and tap on the (-) minus option in the upper-left corner of the album you wish to delete.

Delete Album iPhone

Step 3

Lastly, hit the Delete Album option. The album and the photos inside it should be deleted and moved to the Trash. Just proceed there to finally clear all of them.

Note:

Synced or protected albums don’t have the Delete Album option. Even if you connect the iPhone directly to a computer and delete them via Finder or File Explorer, either they are invisible or cannot be deleted.

Tutorial 2: How to Delete Photos Albums on iPhone with iCareFone

There are cases where the Albums you want to delete are synced or protected. These types of albums cannot be manually deleted on the Photos app. You won’t see any Delete Album button no matter how many times you flip your iPhone. But don’t lose hope just yet. There’s a program called iCareFone that can help you delete the target photo albums regardless of their status.

iCareFone

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iCareFone is an app that you can install on your computer (Mac/Windows). It can help you manage the data of iOS devices like iPhones. The data and files this app can manage include music, contacts, apps, books, bookmarks, videos, and photos (including albums). Besides transferring, restoring, exporting, and whatnot, part of its management features is deleting photos.

This program scans the iPhone and lets you delete photos individually or by album. So, you have the freedom to selectively erase photos in case there are important ones in the target album/s. The best part about deleting photo albums with iCareFone is its preview feature. It shows you the thumbnails of the photos so you won’t delete them by mistake.

Moreover, you don’t have to worry about compatibility. iCarefone works on computers running Windows 7-11 and macOS 13 Ventura or earlier iterations. If you want to try this app, here’s how to use it:

Step 1

Set up iCareFone on your computer. Then, launch it and connect your iPhone via a USB cable. If you see the Trust This Computer” prompt, just unlock the iPhone. It should be awake to be detected. Then, click on the Manage tab on the left side.

iCareFone Main Interface

Step 2

In there, you will see a list of all the iPhone data you can manage. Click on the Photos app icon and the program will quickly scan for images and albums.. Under it, you should see a list of sources.

iCareFone Photo

Step 3

Select Albums and tick the ones you wish to delete. Once you’re done with your selection, click on the Delete button in the lower-right area of the interface.

After that, tap on the Refresh button in the upper middle of the screen. You should see that the albums have been completely deleted.

Note:

If the photo albums still appear on your iPhone after using the app. You need to delete the photos and albums directly from where they are originally synced (iTunes, iCloud, etc.).

Tip: Back Up Photo Album Before Deleting

The last thing you’d want to happen is to find your precious and important photos have been deleted mistakenly. This doesn’t have to be the case when you are deleting photo albums on your iPhone. We recommend backing them up to your computer in case you find them relevant later. You can use iCareFone’s export feature to transfer them to your PC easily. As you may know, iCareFone can also export and import files to other devices.

iCareFone

One-click iPhone Transfer

Manage your iPhone & iPad With Mac/Windows PC Magically

  • One step to move iPhone photos to PC/Mac
  • Selectively add, delete, edit, and transfer contacts, audio, video, messages, etc
  • Import data from PC/Mac to an iPhone
  • Back up iPhone to computer and one-click to restore data

Conclusion

Deleting photo albums is easy and simple. However, if you are new to using an iPhone or you simply cannot delete them because of the Delete Button’s absence, it can be pretty frustrating. The good news is, there are ways to delete them successfully and two of the best methods out there are above. Just check them out and see which one can best solve your situation.

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