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How To Delete Photos in iOS 9

In our pockets, we have an amazing smartphone that also happens to have an amazing camera. As a result, we take more and more photos every year with our iPhones. And it shows: new iPhones earn more storage and cloud-based services like iCloud make your photos accessible on all of your devices.

It’s a good idea, every once in a while, to flip through your Camera Roll to get rid of the shots you may no longer want. Luckily, it’s real easy to delete photos on your iPhone. Here’s how:

Individually delete photos:

  1. Open your Photos app
  2. Tap the photo you’d like to delete
  3. Tap the Trash icon in the bottom right corner and choose “Delete Photo”

Delete a batch of photos:

  1. Open your Photos app
  2. Tap “Select” in the top right corner and individually tap each photo you’d like to delete
  3. Tap the Trash icon in the bottom right corner and choose “Delete Photos”

Once you’ve deleted photos, they’re not entirely gone from your iPhone—they are moved to an album called “Recently Deleted,” where they sit for up to 40 days before they are permanently deleted. If you’d like to manually remove them from the “Recently Deleted” album, tap the Albums icon in the bottom right, and tap the “Recently Deleted” album. Inside, tap “Select” in the top right, tap each photo, and choose “Delete” at the bottom of your screen.

While we’re on the subject of photos, what’s your favorite photo editing app for iPhone? Let us know in the comments below!

Miles Price, copywriter and regular Griffin Blog contributor, was once offered $500 for his Instagram handle, @miles.

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