Have you been trying to delete a photo album from your iPhone X or 8, but every time you try, the trash can icon is grayed out?

Don’t be discouraged for you are not alone! We receive several inquiries from iOS 14 users concerning this iOS nuisance. And we’ve come up with this article on how to tackle the nuisance “photos won’t delete from iPhone”. After reading this post, you’ll know:

  1. How to delete such photo that “won’t delete from iPhone”
  2. The type of photos that can and can’t be deleted on iPhone
  3. Why photos won’t delete from iPhone iOS 14
  4. iCloud Photos: Are they erasable, why are they not, what is the solution

How to Fix “Photos Won’t Delete from iPhone iOS 14”

iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is the world’s most affordable iPhone cleaner of all times for freeing up iPhone, iPad or iPod space. Umate Pro was smartly built with 25+ analytical technology which makes it capable of compressing, exporting and erasing all kinds of iPhone photos in one click.

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This software is very useful in cleaning junk and temporary files, manage large files and apps in bulk, permanently erase ios data and is fully compatible with all versions of iOS.

Steps in Deleting iPhone Photos Using Umate

Umate is the perfect solution to “why can't I delete photos from my iPhone on my computer”. Hence, if you want to erase an undeletable iPhone photo, here is how to accomplish.

Step 1: Download and install Umate software on your PC, run the program and connect your iDevice.

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Step 2: Click on the photo tab, and choose “Export & Delete” and the program will begin to scan your iPhone.

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Step 3: After the scan finished, you can preview all the photos, then select the photos to delete.

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Step 4: Click on “Backup & Delete” to complete the process.

What can Umate Do for You in Managing iPhone Photos

There are many benefits that everyone who uses Umate for iOS space cleaning enjoys. When it comes to photo management, it can do the following:

  • Bulk Delete Photos, Even the Photos Cannot Delete by iPhone: including current photos, previously deleted photos and the photos that “won’t delete from iPhone”.
  • Compress Photos: it can compresses photos losslessly to release 75% of iOS photo space.
  • Export Photos to PC or Mac: It exports original photos to PC or Mac as a backup for future use. You can preview your iOS 14 Photos on Umate interface before choosing choose to delete some or all of it.
  • Clear Up iOS Photo Caches: iMyFone Umate Pro also ensures to erase all iOS photo caches that occupy your iOS memory space and slow down your iPhone.

What You Can and Can’t Delete with iPhone Photo App

I have seen a couple of occasions where iPhone won’t let me delete photos, and I got to ask why iPhone won’t delete photos. I took my grievance to Apple forum, but I saw that other users are having the same experience. Then I got to research on the type of photo files you can and cannot delete the Photo app.

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I got to find out that photos or albums that were copied to my iPhone by syncing with my computer cannot be deleted from photo app, but by deselecting such photos or albums from iTunes while carrying out another sync.

Read aslo: Can't delete photo albums on your iPhone or iPad? Here's why! >>

Can iCloud Photos be deleted?

Yes, iCloud photos can be deleted when you turn on your iCloud Photo Library while deleting photos from your iPhone. The truth is that such photos will also be deleted from all your iOS 14 and macOS devices that were connected to that iCloud account. Many people get to ask “How can you erase a photo off your iPhone without erasing off your iCloud Photo Library and other iOS 14 or macOS devices?” The simple answer is “turn off your iCloud Photo Library” before erasing any iOS photo.

Read aslo: How to access icloud photos >>

If you have any contribution, questions or inquiries concerning your iOS 14 photos not deleting, just drop a comment below. We’re always looking for inquiries to answer, and problems to solve.