How to Delete Photo Albums on iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4

February 02, 2021Nicole Jones

For managing your photos well, the Photos app plays an important role on iPhone. It creates many photo albums to organize your photos in Camera Roll. Besides, you can also create a new album to categorize the images. Moreover, some third-party apps also create the albums for good experience.

However, the albums clutter up your iPhone Photos app, and the massive photos and screenshots also eat up much storage.

There is no reason to keep the useless albums, and you should do some clean-up to get rid of them.

How to delete the albums on iPhone?

Continue reading and grasp the 5 ways to erase all the album junks from iPhone.

Delete Albums on iPhone

Part 1. Delete Albums from iPhone via FoneTrans in 3 Steps Safely

The easiest way to delete albums from iPhone is using FoneTrans.

It is the iPhone data manager to help you delete, add, and move photos, videos, contacts, messages, music, notes, Safari data and more on iPhone. Here, it works the easiest photo album eraser for iOS device.



FoneTrans – Delete iPhone Albums

  • Delete created albums by third-party app and yourself from iPhone.
  • Delete the photos to free up space on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
  • Create new albums, move photos between albums, etc.
  • Backup photos on iPhone before deleting permanently.
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Step 1.
Free download this photo albums eraser on your computer. Install and launch this software on your computer.
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Connect iPhone to PC or Mac with a USB cable.

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Step 2.
Click Photos from the left categories and you can see all photo albums and the photos displayed in the right window.
View Photos
Step 3.
Choose photo album you want to remove from iPhone, and right-click it to select Delete Album to start to erase the album on your device immediately.
Delete Photo Album

In this way, you can only delete the albums created by yourself and the third-party apps. For the built-in albums, this way is not available.

Part 2. Delete iPhone Albums Permanently for Freeing-up Space

If deleting the photo albums from iPhone is only one step to wipe out data for sale, then the second way is exact for you to erase all content from iPhone permanently and thoroughly.

What you will need is Aiseesoft FoneEraser. FoneEraser is the iOS data and settings eraser whether you just want to clean up iPhone and use it as a new one, or want to give or sell your old iPhone for data protection.

Step 1.
Run FoneEraser and connect your iPhone to computer. The program will soon detect your iPhone.
Step 2.
Click Low to choose an erasing level (Low, Medium and High).
Select Erasing Level
Step 3.
Click the start button and erase all iPhone data and settings. In this way, you can delete the photo album from iPhone.
Start Erasing

Part 3. Delete Created iPhone Albums on iPhone Directly

Apart from the third-party software, you can also use the built-in deleting features from the Photos app.

Step 1.
Open the Photos app on iPhone, go to the Albums tab.
Step 2.
Tap See All at the upper-right corner to load all the albums.
Step 3.
Hit Edit at the top-right screen and you will see the delete icon (red circle with a white line) show in the cover of the album. Hit the delete icon and tap Delete Album to remove the album photos from iPhone.
Delete Album Photos

Note: In this way, all the created albums will be deleted from iPhone, but the built-in albums on iPhone cannot be deleted. Moreover, the photos in the album will not be deleted.

Part 4. Delete Synced iPhone Albums Through iTunes

If the albums you want to delete are those synced with iTunes or computer, you cannot delete the albums on iPhone directly, but delete them from iTunes.

Step 1.
Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer and run the latest iTunes on this PC.
Step 2.
Tap your iPhone icon and click the Photos tab.
Step 3.
Click Synch Photos from to choose the album that you want to delete and uncheck the box next to the album and click Apply to start deleting the photo albums from your iPhone.
Delete iPhone Album via iTunes

Part 5. Delete Stock Albums and Photos from Place on iPhone

As mentioned above, the above ways can delete the created photo albums from iPhone, but can not delete the stock albums from iPhone like Selfies, Videos, People, Places, and more.

If you do not need the stock

Step 1.
Open Photos app on iPhone and go to Albums tab from the bottom.
Step 2.
Tap on Places album and hit Select to select the different albums named as the place.
Step 3.
Hit the trash icon at the bottom right corner to delete all the photos from the Places album.

Once all the images are emptied from the album, then the Places album will disappear from iPhone.

Delete iPhone Albums from Places

Part 6. FAQs of Deleting Albums from iPhone

Why can't I delete albums from my iPhone?

Photo albums created in iOS like Panoramas, Time-lapse, Slo-mo, Brust, etc., cannot be deleted on iPhone. Moreover, if the albums are synced with iTunes or iCloud cannot be deleted.

Does deleting an album delete the photos iPhone?

No. If you delete the album that you can delete, the photos will not be deleted from iPhone. They will stay on your iPhone. If you delete the photos in the albums, the photos will be removed from iPhone.

How to organize photos on iPhone?

The albums are one way to organize your images on iPhone. However, for managing your iPhone photos, you will need the iPhone photo manager to do it. Aiseesoft FoneTrans is the tool that can help you manage your iPhone photos, like backup, delete, add, create albums, move between albums, etc.


It is easy to delete albums on iPhone directly. However, not all the photo albums are supported to be deleted. This post shares 5 ways to remove the photo albums from iPhone and you can take whatever way you like.

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