Selectively Delete Synced Photos from iPad with/without iTunes

Many a time, the problem some iPad/iPhone users face has always been how to delete synced photos from their device. There is scanty information out there that can prove helpful.

3 Ways to Delete Synced Photos from iPad/iPhone

1 How to Delete Synced Photos using iTunes

If, however, you want to delete your synced photos using iTunes, just follow the steps below.

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad or iPhone with a USB cable.
  2. Tap on the device icon from the top left corner on iTunes.
  3. Tap on "Photos" from the left-side menu.
  4. Click on "Select Albums" and deselect the albums you want to delete.
  5. Click Apply and you are done.
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2 How to Remove Synced Photos by Syncing with a New Folder

The step is similar to the above, but this time you are using a folder. To do that, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. With a cable, connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.
  3. Tap on the device icon from the top left corner from iTunes.
  4. Locate "Photos" tab from the left menu.
  5. Mark to un-check the boxes beside any folders you want to delete.
  6. Now, click "Apply" which you can see at the bottom-right of the page.

You are done!

3 How to Delete Synced Photos using Third-party Tool

There is an excellent way to delete synced Photos: using iMyFone TunesMate - an effective iPhone manager which enables you to export and delete iPhone photos in buik.

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  • Two way Transfer: Transfer music/videos/photos between iPhone and PC/iTunes
  • Sync iTunes data selectively: Transfer iTunes music/videos/photos to iPhone without losing your original data on iPhone
  • Enrich your file collection: Both free and paid music or movies can be transferred from PC to iPhone/iTunes
  • Rebuild iTunes Library: If iTunes crashed unexpectedly, TunesMate can rebuild your iTunes library by adding different iDevice media files to iTunes
  • Manage iOS files:With it, you can add/export/delete iPhone music/videos/photos in 1-click.

Steps of Using TunesMate to Delete Synced Photos

  1. Download and install iMyFone on your PC. And connect your iPad/iPhone device to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Go to Photos tab.
  3. On the preview page, select the photos you want to delete.
  4. Click "Delete" button from the top menu.

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You are done!