Aug 22, 2021

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How To Delete Photo Library From Iphone 4s On Mac

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You may find your iPhone has a large photo library but you cannot find the trash icon to delete them. Of course, it’s irritating because Apple never reminded you those photos cannot be deleted from iPhone directly. Before deleting photo library, I suppose you may want to know what the photo library is.

It may take some time to prepare your photo library, but once it loads, everything you see will be identical to the photos you see on your iPhone. If you delete, edit, or favorite a picture on, the changes made will appear on all other devices connected to this iCloud Photo Library. 2020–3–18 Your Photos library holds all your photos, albums, slideshows, and print projects. If your library is large, and you want to free up storage space on your Mac, turn on iCloud Photo Library and use Optimize Mac Storage, or move your library to an external drive. Before you start, be sure to back up your library.

Photos in Photo Library are synced from iTunes on computer. On iPhone, you only have the right to view them but you cannot edit them. That’s why there is no trash icon for photo library. Lots of users also called photo library, the synced photos. Apple’s official way to remove photo library is unsync the photos on iTunes.

The iCloud Photo Library could play a vital role in it. Users can easily edit and share their pictures with iCloud Photo Library as well. If iCloud is not working as expected, you can follow the methods in this post to before you quit iCloud.Ideally, you can follow these tips to fix iCloud Photo Library syncing issues.1.1 Have a stable Internet connectionThe iCloud Photo Library would only work if your device has a stable Internet connection. Make sure that the WiFi network it is connected to is stable and working. Icloud photos mac not syncing. Though, you might have to get a paid iCloud account if you want to truly use the service.Sometimes, users experience that their iCloud photos are not syncing.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer where your iPhone was synced photos via USB cable.

Step 2: Then, head into iTunes. At the upper left corner, select the device icon.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Photos’ from the left sidebar.

Step 4: The ‘Sync Photos’ will be checked by default. You can uncheck ‘Sync Photos’ and hit ‘Apply’ to delete the whole photo library from iPhone. How to import photos library to new mac.

Step 5: If you just want to delete some specific photos from photo library, you can uncheck the photos you want to delete and hit ‘Apply’ to delete.

Note: If you find ‘Sync Photos’ is not checked when you go there, that means this is not the iTunes you synced photos before, or the original iTunes library is lost. In other words, this way is not available for you now.

If you found the original iTunes library is no longer accessible for you, don’t you worry. Here are still 2 ways:

  • Use iPhone ‘Erase All Contents and Settings’ to reset it to factory settings. Of course, it will delete photo library on iPhone. But you will lose everything.
  • Use iTunes alternative — iMyFone iPhone Photo Eraser for Win/Mac, which you can preview and select photos from iPhone photo library. iMyFone iPhone Photo Eraser has powerful feature to permanently delete photos from iPhone and make recovery impossible. To avoid you mistakenly delete photos, you have the chance to view photos in advance.
  • Backup & Delete: You can choose to transfer photo library to computer for backup and delete them from iPhone.
  • Permanently Delete You can preview and permanently delete photo library from iPhone/iPad, 100% unrecoverable.
  • You can also find out the previously deleted photos which are still under the risk of recvoery and completely make them gone. No trace of recovery will be left.

Step 1. Connect your device to computer using the USB cable launch iMyFone Umate Pro.

Step 2. Choose Erase Private Data tab and let it scan your iPhone.

Step 3. When it finishes, you can preview and select photos to erase.

4. Click Erase Now button and type ‘delete’ into the box to confirm and continue.

Note: If you want to backup and delete photo library, you can go to ‘Photos’ function in ‘1-Click Free Up Space’ mode.

Besides, photos that iMyFone Eraser support include photos taken by Camera, photos saved from apps and photos synced from iTunes. It won’t work for iCloud photos as they are stored in iCloud service.

Vulkan run time. 2020–3–31 How to use multiple photo libraries with Photos for Mac. Photos for Mac lets you work with multiple libraries. Learn how to choose a default library, open another library, and merge multiple. 2020–4–1 Designate a System Photo Library in Photos If you have multiple photo libraries on your Mac, you can choose one to be the System Photo Library. The System Photo Library is the only library that can be used with iCloud Photos, Shared Albums, and My Photo Stream. You can have multiple photo libraries in Photos app for Mac OS X. You can switch between libraries with simple steps. If you want to select a different library, then hold down the ‘Option’ key when you launch ‘Photos’ app ans select the photo library which you want to open.

However, this tool also offers various other features besides showing you how to delete photo library from iPhone and similar Apple products. It also provides you with easy access to brilliantly useful features.

  • Photo Management
  • You can thoroughly clean all invisible photo cache from iPhone/iPad once. Also, other junk files, like iTunes cache, corrupted files, crash logs and more will be cleaned as well.
  • You can make photo backup on computer and losslessly compress your iPhone photo library to save 75% photo storage. No visible quality of photos will be damaged.
  • Or you can export photo library to computer. You can also choose delete photos after export.
  • Third-party Apps Eraser
  • You can permanently delete WeChat and WhatsApp messages and attachments. It supports to find out data of multiple WeChat accounts.
  • You can find out previously deleted WeChat data and completley delete them.
  • You can fully destroy private fragments left by 3rd-party apps, like WhatsApp, WeChat, Snapchat, Viber, Kik, Line, etc.
  • Media Management: Videos, movies, audio books, etc. can be backed up to computer and deleted from iPhone in bulk.
  • iOS Data Eraser: You can selectively select private data or deleted files to permanently delete, like messages, call log, contacts, etc.

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