How to Delete a Picture Folder on an iPhone 6

We have previously shown you how to create your own photo folders in iOS 9, which is a great solution for sorting pictures. But you might find that you have too many folders, making it too difficult to find what you are looking for.

Fortunately you can delete photo folders that you have created. Our guide below will show you how.

 

Deleting Picture Folders on the iPhone 6

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2.

Note that some of the picture folders in iOS 9 are default, and cannot be deleted. These include, but are not limited to, Camera Roll, Selfies, Panoramas, Videos, Slo-mo, Time-lapse and Screenshots. Your iPhone will sort pictures into these folders automatically. You can temporarily remove one of these albums by deleting each type of that picture from your Camera Roll. For example, deleting all of your time-lapse videos would remove the Time-lapse folder until you recorded another time-lapse video.

Some of these folders will appear after you take certain types of pictures or videos. If you tap the Edit button in the Photos app and do not see a red circle to the left of a folder, then that folder cannot be deleted. Additionally, deleting a folder will not delete the pictures contained within it. The original copies of the pictures in that folder are still located in the Camera Roll.

Here is how to delete a photo folder on an iPhone 6 –

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the Albums option at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the red circle to the left of the folder that you want to delete.
  5. Tap the Delete button.
  6. Tap the Delete Album button to confirm it.
  7. Tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

 

These steps are repeated below with pictures –

Step 1: Open the Photos app.

open photos

 

 

Step 2: Select the Albums option at the bottom of the screen.

open albums

 

 

Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the edit button

 

 

Step 4: Tap the red circle to the left of the folder that you want to delete.

tap the red circle next to album to delete

 

 

Step 5: Tap the red Delete button to the right of the folder name.

tap delete button

 

 

Step 6: Tap the Delete Album button at the bottom of the screen to confirm the deletion.

delete photo folder on iphone 6

 

 

Step 7: Tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen to return to the normal view.

tap done button

 

 

If you delete pictures on your iPhone in iOS 9, they don’t actually go away immediately. To completely delete pictures, you will need to empty the Recently Deleted folder as well. The Recently Deleted folder is helpful when you delete a picture accidentally, but it can be a problem when you intentionally want to delete folders.

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