If you decide you want to delete all of the photos on your phone and start from scratch, you might be surprised that there is no easy “Select All” feature — you’ll need to select the photos individually which might appear challenging if you have hundreds or thousands of photos on your phone. However, there is a way of selecting all of the photos on your phone fairly quickly by dragging with your finger.
If you have a Mac, however, you can choose Select All from the menu (or Press Command + A) and then tap the Delete key on your keyboard.
To Delete all the Photos on your iPhone
- Launch the Photos app.
- Tap Albums on the bottom of your screen.
- In the Albums area, tap All Photos.
- Tap Select on the top-right corner of your screen.
- Slide your fingers from the right to the left over the bottom four photos and keep your finger on the screen.
- With your finger on the screen, swipe upwards to the gray bar on the top of the phone (that initial reads 4 Photos Selected). This will jump to the top of the camera roll and select all photos between the last row and first row as you scroll to the top.
- When all the photos are selected, remove your finger and click the Trash icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Tip: You can also do this staring with the first row and then dragging to the gray bar on the bottom of the screen.