Apple introduced a new highly
appreciated criticized feature in iOS 9 – the “Recently Deleted” album which stores all photos you deleted in the past 30 days. Photos accumulated in Recently Deleted can quickly clog up storage space on your iPhone without you knowing. In addition, let’s face it, you meant to delete those Saturday night photos forever!
We demonstrate two quick ways to delete iPhone photos permanently without sending them to Recently Deleted.
First off, let’s get rid of the photos in Recently Deleted
To do so, open the Photos app on your iPhone, make sure you are in Album view and tap “Recently Deleted”.
Tap “Select” from the top right corner of the screen and select all photos you wish to delete by single-tapping on each one.
Now tap “Delete”.
Delete iPhone photos permanently with one click
Save yourself the extra taps and avoid having to delete iPhone photos twice. CopyTrans Photo is a PC program that allows you to delete multiple Camera Roll photos and videos permanently from your iPhone in one click and without ever sending them to Recently Deleted. Here’s how it works:
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Launch the program and connect the iPhone. Your iPhone photos and albums appear on the left hand side. Choose the Camera Roll entry from the top right pane
Select the photos you wish to delete
Right-click the selection and choose “Delete”
Click the “Apply changes” button on top
The selected photos are permanently deleted from the iPhone and are not sent to Recently Deleted. To delete photos which were previously placed in Recently Deleted, do that from your iPhone screen as described on top.
Remove ‘Recently Deleted’ feature from iOS 8
Don’t have access to a PC but still want to delete iPhone photos permanently without sending them to Recently Deleted? You need to jailbreak your iPhone and install a tweak called NoRecentlyDeleted. Now, jailbreaking may not be for you, but if you are willing to give it a try – trust us – it is very easy.
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That’s it! Now try to delete any photo from Camera Roll. You’ll happily observe that the photo is deleted permanently and is never placed in Recently Deleted.