Occasionally you may take a bad picture with your iPhone, or you might take a picture that you decide you no longer want to have. In an era where we are trying to find ways to keep and backup all of our data, it can seem a little strange to want to delete something. Fortunately, however, it is possible to delete pictures directly from your iPhone 5. Whether it is an imager that you took with the camera, or an image that you have downloaded from the Internet, any image on your camera roll can be deleted in the same way. You can even choose to delete multiple images at once.
Remove a Picture from Your iPhone 5 Camera Roll
We have previously written about uploading pictures messages from your iPhone 5 to Dropbox, and setting up Dropbox on your iPad to automatically upload pictures from there. If you have set up that feature on either device, those pictures will not be deleted from Dropbox. Performing the steps below will only delete the picture from the camera roll on your iPhone 5. The image in Dropbox is its’ own copy and, once uploaded to your Dropbox account, is no longer connected to the picture on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Launch the Photos app on your iPhone 5.
Step 2: Select the Camera Roll option.
Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the image you want to delete, which will display a red circle with a white checkmark inside of it.
Step 5: Press the Delete button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Touch the Delete Photo button to complete the process.
If you want to delete multiple images, you can select more than one picture in Step 4 above, then complete the rest of the tutorial.
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