Delete pictures without Recently Deleted folder in iOS 10

How to delete iPhone photos permanently and get rid of Recently Deleted album on iOS 9?

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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”. recently deleted photos in ios 8

Tap “Select” from the top right corner of the screen and select all photos you wish to delete by single-tapping on each one. select recently deleted photos on iphone

Now tap “Delete”. permanently delete photos from iphone

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:

  1. Download CopyTrans Photo

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  2. 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 copytrans photo main program window

  3. Select the photos you wish to delete select iphone photos from pc with copytrans photo

  4. Right-click the selection and choose “Delete” delete photos from camera roll

  5. Click the “Apply changes” button on top apply changes button in copytrans photo

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.

Delete all photos from iCloud

If you have iCloud Photo Library enabled, it would be even faster to delete all your photos with our new CopyTrans Cloudly app.

  1. Run CopyTrans Cloudly. Enter your Apple ID and password.
    Enter Apple ID and password

  2. To delete all photos from iCloud, click “Delete”:
    Delete photos from iCloud Photo Library

  3. That’s it! Just wait until all your photos are deleted.
    Delete all photos from iCloud Photo Library

Remove ‘Recently Deleted’ feature from iOS 8

(requires jailbreak)

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.

  1. Use one of the guides to get the iPhone jailbroken

  2. Enter Cydia and search for NoRecentlyDeleted. Once you found the tweak, select it, then tap “Install” install norecentlydeleted jailbreak tweak on iphone

  3. Let the tweak install after which the iPhone will restart installed norecentlydeleted on ios8

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.