Android: How to Delete Photos

Delete photos off your Android device with these steps.

Delete Single Photo

  1. Open the “Gallery” or “Photos” app.
  2. Open the album that contains the photo you wish to remove.
  3. Tap and hold the photo until a trash icon appears at the upper-right portion of the screen.
  4. Tap the “Trash” icon located at the upper-right portion of the screen.
  5. Confirm your selection by tapping “OK” (Gallery) or “Move to Trash” (Photos) and the photo is deleted.

Delete Multiple Photos

  1. Open the “Gallery” or “Photos” app.
  2. Open the album that contains the photos you wish to remove.
  3. Tap the “Menu” icon located at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  4. Choose “Select item” (Gallery) or “Select…” (Photos).
  5. Tap the photos you wish to remove. They will become highlighted.
  6. Tap the “Trash” icon located at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  7. Confirm your selection by tapping “OK” (Gallery) or “Move to Trash” (Photos) and the photo is deleted.

Delete Entire Album

  1. Open the “File Manager” app.
  2. Navigate to the location where the photo album is located. You can usually find them in the “DCIM” or “Pictures” folder.
  3. Tap and hold the folder you wish to remove.
  4. Select “Delete“.

Note: Some albums are created by syncing with online accounts and do not have a folder located within File Manager.

This tutorial applies to Android OS 5.1 Lollipop

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