You may want to know how to delete all photos from iPad for many reasons. Perhaps, the device was given to you and you want to get rid of all the images; you don’t know how to do it; or there is no delete button because the photos are synced or protected. If you are dealing with one of the mentioned reasons, you’re on the right page!

In this article, we will guide and provide you with easy methods to delete photos on iPad. Check them out below and see which one is the best solution for your situation.

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Method 1: Delete Photos on iPad Selectively

If you want to delete multiple photos without needing to erase the important ones, you should follow this method. This can be done through your iPad’s Photos app and the process is really easy to do.

Step 1

Open the Photos app and go to the Library tab. There, hit All Photos and tap on Select.

Step 2

Tap on each photo or slide your finger across the images to select them faster. Afterward, hit the Trash icon and confirm that you want to delete the images.

iPad Photos

Step 3

Lastly, proceed to the Trash section and finally clear the deleted photos from your phone.

In case you want to delete all the photos via the Photos app, you can just continue sliding your way up until you finish marking all of them. This could take some time, though. Then, just repeat the delete process above. You may also delete photos by album if you want to.

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Method 2: Delete All Photos from IPad via Factory Reset

If the iPad was given to you, the best course of action is to factory reset it. Not only will it refresh and restore the device into factory settings, but it will also delete all data including photos.

However, if the iPad is yours to begin with and you want to delete all the photos quickly via reset, we suggest that you back up your important data first before proceeding.

Step 1

Open Settings and go to General. There, tap on Transfer or Reset iPad. Then, hit Erase all Content and Settings.

iPad Reset

Step 2

After that, you will be asked to enter your passcode or Apple ID password for confirmation. Confirm you want to erase your iPad. Then, wait until the factory reset process is complete. It may take some time if there are many photos and other files in there.

When it’s done, you can continue setting up your iPad as though you’ve just opened it out of the box. All files, including photos, should be deleted and the photos app should be empty.

Method 3: Delete All Photos from iPad via iCareFone

If you are unable to delete the photos on your iPad because they’re protected/synced and you don’t want to reset the device, iCareFone is your best shot! It’s a tool that specializes in managing iPad data and files like photos (be they from camera roll, downloaded, airdropped, etc.).

Since iCareFone can manage iPad data, you can definitely use it to delete all photos, including the ones that can’t be deleted via Photos app. Yes! For the most part, this app is capable of deleting synced and protected photos.

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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

Moreover, you have the option to delete photos selectively and in bulk. The former gives you the power to erase those you are unable to delete, while the latter can help you save time by deleting the photos all at once. You can save time and effort while being stress-free! How cool is that?

The app will also categorize your iPad photos so you can have an easy time locating the target photos. Not to mention, iCareFone gives you a preview of all the images, which helps in avoiding erasure by mistake.

All you need to use this app is a computer that’s on macOS 13 Ventura and below or Window 7 to 11. Because of the wide range of OS support, you don’t need to worry much about compatibility.

Steps to Delete All Photos from iPad with iCareFone

If you wish to try iCareFone, follow these steps:

Step 1

Download and install; iCareFone on your computer. Launch it and connect the iPad via a USB cable afterward. Then, if the prompt: Trust This Computer appears, wake the iPad and unlock it for successful detection.

iCareFone Main Interface

Step 2

On the main screen, click on the Manage section and you should see all the data categories scanned from your iPad. There, hit the Photos icon and you will see all the photos. Select the ones you wish to delete. You may also check the photos by album.

iCareFone Photos

Step 3

After that, you may proceed by clicking on the Delete button at the bottom of the interface. The process may take a few minutes depending on the amount of data being deleted.

When the deletion is complete, click on the Refresh button near the top of the screen to see if the photos have been successfully deleted. They should not be visible after the refresh.

Tip: Back Up Photos from Your iPad to Your PC

Deleting all photos on your iPad may result in unwanted data loss. There’s a high chance you’d accidentally delete precious photos. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we suggest making a backup of them in your PC. Besides the delete feature iCareFone offers, you may also use its export feature to transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer.

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

Those are the 3 ways you can follow to delete all photos from your iPad. The first one is simple yet it takes time and can’t delete photos if the Trash/Delete button is absent. The next two methods can erase protected/synced photos, though. However, the second one entails resetting your iPad, which could result in data loss, while the third way allows you to erase photos (protected or not) without resetting.

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