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How to remove photos marked "from My Computer"

I have photos on my iPhone 4S that are labeled "from My Computer" and I would like to delete them. I have checked my computer and found they are not on my computer. When I click on them, I don't get an option to delete them. Any thoughts on how to remove them? The phone is going to be traded in and I would like to remove them first.

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What if I still usey phone but don't have access to the Mac the photos are synced from? my boss got some pictures off my iPhone for work by downloading them onto her Mac, now I've got her pictures taking up my storage!!

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I synced photos on my iphone from a computer a while back and I no longer have that same computer..but I have the photos on my iphone that I want to get rid of and I can't! I can't do that sync option on Itunes because that's for photos that have been synced from the computer I'm using...does that make sense?

I don't want to reset my phone or anything because I don't want to lose my current photos- help please!

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I have the same problem. Do u have any solutions. Now?

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ive this same problem... i need to get these photos off my phone, please help, i cant find the album on my itunes to deselect it for syncing

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how do i get picture off my computer i don't want any more

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Apple has a good knowledge base article, HT4236, that explains how to sync and/or remove photos from your iPhone. These are the instructions that they supply for removing synced ("My Computer") photos from your iPhone:

  1. In iTunes, click the Device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper-right corner first.)
  2. Click the Photos tab in the resulting window.
  3. Choose "Selected albums" and deselect the albums or collections you want to delete. Note: To delete all synced photos, deselect "Sync Photos from" and, when asked, click "Remove photos."
  4. Click Apply.

Alternately, if you're trading in or selling the iPhone I would recommend that you wipe the data off completely, not just the photos. You can do this from the iPhone:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap on Reset
  4. Tap on "Erase All Content and Settings"
  5. Enter your iPhone's lock code and tap OK to erase everything

Once it's finished, usually after a few minutes, it will be just as it was from the factory.

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Thanks!!!! that was driving me bonkers!

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Thank you very much.Was able to delete photos on I phone from my computer. The command says 'selected folder' rather than 'selected albums' but some common sense is necessary for using the I phone!

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Thanks LikeARabbit, those "from my computer" photos were driving me insane but I've finally got rid of them! Great solution

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It didn't work for my phone because my iTunes says select folders and not albums

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thank you it helped

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To delete photos that have been synced from a computer that's no longer accessible:

Create a folder on the computer that you now sync with, and add a single photo to that folder.

In the Photos tab in iTunes, click the box next to "Sync Photos From."

In the pop-up menu next to "Sync Photos From," choose the folder you created in step 1.

Apply the change.

Uncheck "Sync Photos From."

Apply the change again.

Your synced photos will now be removed from the device.

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OMG!!!!!!!! you are amazing! don this and viola! gone with the Album 'My computer" Thankss :*

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Great! Works perfect!

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I have the same issue. But my dad rebooted my computer and everything from my computer has been gone. I had to download iTunes again and I still don't know how to get rid of the 'iPhone move' folder. What shall I do?! Please respond. I really need someone's help!!!

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It worked! Thanks SO much! I have been trying for almost a month to figure this out.

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where can find the deleted photos?

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ok so i was having this same issue, im using ios 8 as well ...

go into your itunes and click on the little phone icon. Click on "photos", then make sure there is a little check mark in the "Sync Photos from" icon, choose the Desktop , and click apply in the bottom right of the screen . You should get a "remove ...message" and hit ok.

Then go back up and uncheck the "Sync photos from " icon.

Hopefully this will work for you!

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You are a doll!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!

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Voillllaaaa... This simple but work!!

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Thank you so much!! That was so simple!!!!

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You can just go ahead and restore the iPhone and that should solve the problem in about 20-60 mins, depending if you need to download the required IPSW.

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this is not a good ideal. A restore would delete other data without notice. The best practice is using a program to bulk delete iPhone photos. This is a better option form my own opinion.

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To wipe iPhone all photos permanently ,you need to use a professional iPhone eraser application. To save your time ,you can try Coolmuster iOS Eraser which is a quicker and easier data erasing process on ios devices at once.

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You have to notice that the deleted data can be recovered by others with some advanced skill. So you cannot count on simple deletion. Safewiper iPhone Data Eraser make it possible for iDevice users to wipe all personal data from iDevice and reset system setting. It's worth mentioning that no data recovery software can recover any personal data from the device after your erasing. So you are free from worries of leakage of personal information.

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You can delete multiple photos off camera roll with iPhone Data Eraser. Simply open the album "Camera Roll" (or which ever album contains the photos you wish to delete) and hit the edit button in the upper right hand corner. Touch the photos you want to get rid of and a red check will appear on them, then hit the delete button to delete photos from iPhone.

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that's the thing... the delete button isnt there

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You can delete multiple photos off camera roll with iPhone Data Eraser. Simply open the album "Camera Roll" (or which ever album contains the photos you wish to delete) and hit the edit button in the upper right hand corner. Touch the photos you want to get rid of and a red check will appear on them, then hit the delete button to delete photos from iPhone.

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I have the same problem of how to delete computer photos from my iPhone 4s. I am very disappointed that none of the solutions have worked. No body seem to know how to delete Computer photos from the phone.

I am highly frustrated and angry that Iphone cannot make this simple.

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I created a blank folder on my desktop. I connected my phone to the computer and then I selected my phone in iTunes. Once I selected the photo option, I synced photos and chose that blank album. Then I went to the bottom of the screen and selected apply. The photo album from my computer was no longer on my iPhone. Hope this helps.

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I am also having the same problem. I have done everything that everyone has suggested on multiple sites, and still nothing. I can't get the pictures off my iphone 5 and its very frustrating.

I tried going into photos (in iTunes) and selecting "Sync photos from folder" and when I select "selected photos" there are no check marks next to any of the folders, so that alone should say they are not on my phone, yet they are.

I also tried going into 'albums' on my phone, selecting 'edit' but that doesn't give me the option to delete anything. BTW, I am using IOS 8.0.

I also deleted the folder from my computer "Ipod Photo Cache" even tho there was a lot of icons in it, there didn't seem to be anything in them. Still didn't work, tho!!! Ugh!!!

Any other suggestions you have would be much appreciated.

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The fastest way to delete iPhone photos is to open the photos app, tap Photos on the bottom left, enter the Moments view, tap Select, then select photos you want to delete and remove.

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I've had the same issue and couldn't find a solution online.

I found a perfect solution though, what i did was:

Go to Photos > Computer Photos > Select All> Duplicate

This ultimately add all the computer photos to your camera roll where you can delete them freely.

As for the computer pics you no longer need, you can use the solutions provided before; one of which is to remove the sync in iTunes, or syncing with a new folder and removing the old pics.

Hope this helps ! xxx

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Before selling your old iPhone,the first thing your need to do is wipe all data on iPhone permanently.

I have ever use a useful iPhone data eraser tool,which is far superior from other similar products because it use military standards of data shredding. I would strongly recommend to anyone who is looking to.

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Simple deleted can't completely deleted ,we need to erase them after deleted, In this way can we achieve our requirements,if you want to completely deleted the iPhone data , i suggest you can try this tool, last month,i deleted some iPhone data before selling iPhone,but I found it not completely remove clean ,othen i use this tool to erase,the effect is good, I suggest that you try

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If you don't have access to the pc from which you've synced photos then go to settings in your iphone check iCloud photo library Uncheck it (turn off it) and turn on it.

Simple you'll get a notification about removing synced photos by which you can choose to proceed or not.

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Those photos are synced from computer maybe with iTunes or some third-party apps, you can't delete them directly on iPhone. iTunes helps :

Step 1. Open iTunes and connect with your iDevice. Click the Device button.

Step 2. Under photos > choose Sync Photos > Choose "Copy photo from Photos" > Below check "Selected Albums" but DO NOT select any albums > Make sure there is 0 photos you choose > Apply.

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It's very common issue reported by users I am also facing that problem before some time . see this link for steps delete-photos-video-synced-itunes-cant-a...d videos

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