Are you trying to delete videos on your iPhone, but it’s not working for some reason? Did you try deleting it on iTunes, but you can’t find the video when you click on your device? Maybe you tried to delete them on your iPhone itself, but the trash can icon is gray and it’s not letting you delete it.

Whatever the reason, there are some ways around these problems. Let’s take a look:

How to Fix "Cannot Delete Videos from iPhone"

One way that you can easily delete videos from your iPhone is with an application called iMyFone TunesMate. This software gives you a lot of control over your device, so that you can transfer, delete, and manage many different types of files without iTunes.

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Key Features:

  • Delete any kind of file easily on your iPhone or iTunes, including all kinds of videos.
  • Transfer files back and forth between your computer and your iPhone, with no restrictions.
  • Share your files with your friends, even if they have different Apple ID’s.
  • Back up your iPhone media to your computer or external hard drive before you delete them.
  • Enrich your iTunes library from unlimited iDevices.

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How to Delete Videos from iPhone Using TunesMate

Step 1: Launch TunesMate, after downloading and installing it on your computer. Also make sure that your iPhone is connected to your computer.
Step 2: Click where it says Videos at the top and you should see a list of videos on your phone, as well as categories on the left.
Step 3: Choose the category you want on the left sidebar, then select the videos that you would like to delete from the main screen.
Step 4: Click where it says Delete near the top.

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This can also help you to delete the videos that synced from iTunes.

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How to Fix "Can't Delete Videos from Video Album on iPhone"

If you find that you can’t delete your videos from your video album and the little trash can is gray, there is also another way to fix this. The problem is probably that you synced these photos using iTunes, and so you can’t delete them without iTunes. Try this:

Step 1: After you connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes, click on your device in iTunes. Choose “Photos” from the left sidebar.
Step 2: Click “Sync photos from,” then click “Selected Albums.” After that, you can deselect the albums that you want to delete from your iPhone, then click apply.


This should make these albums disappear from your iPhone.

Or you can try the iMyFone iPhone Data Eraser’s “Erase Private Data” to permanently delete videos from your iPhone, 100% unrecoverable. And synced photos and videos from iTunes can be erased.