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Home > Tips > Two Quick Ways to Delete Photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts

Two Quick Ways to Delete Photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts

Why not delete photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts? It is the best way to delete iPhone photos on iPhone. The following tutorial shows you 2 quick ways to delete photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts.

by Lane |Nov 30,2018..

Have you ever considered deleting photos from iPhone to free up more space for iPhone? Because Photos app is always the biggest storage consumer and it eats up our iPhone’s storage little by little. Besides, some of the photos even make no sense. In this article, we show you two quick ways to delete photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts.

Also Read: Top 10 Siri Shortcuts to Do More and Quicker with Your iPhone

Method 1: How to Delete All Photos from iPhone with Shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts is one the best apps for iPhone in iOS 12. We can wrap up a lot of tasks like deleting all photos from iPhone with Shortcuts quickly. Following the steps below to clean out all photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts now.

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"Clean out” means that it deletes all the photos and videos stored in the Photos app on your iPhone, as well as in iCloud. So we suggest you move to Part 3 (Bonus Tips) first to back up the photos and videos to your PC before deleting them. 

Step 1: Tap the link on your iPhone or copy & paste the link to your Safari:

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/6b03b3d6f3c2436e8e6abd2309ab4ae5 

Step 2: Tap Get Shortcut, then tap Open in the pop-up window.

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Step 3: Tap Done, then the shortcut is added into the Shortcut Library.

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Step 4: Tap the Shortcut and tap Run Shortcut in the pop-up window.

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Step 5: All of the photos stored in the Photos app are deleted quickly.

Method 2: How to Delete the Designated Photos with Shortcuts

The Part 1 shows how to delete all photos from iPhone with Shortcuts. But in most cases, you may not want to delete all of them, and just want to delete some specified photos like screenshots. No need to look for an existing shortcuts and you can create one by yourself with the following steps easily. 

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Deleting the designated photos with Shortcuts will delete them stored in the Photos app on your iPhone, as well as in iCloud. So we suggest you move to Part 3 (Bonus Tips) first to back up the photos to your PC before deleting them. 

Step 1: Open Shortcuts app and tap +  Create Shortcut.

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Step 2: Swipe down to find the Photos & Video category, then you can see some action options about what kind of photos or videos you get.

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Step 3: Tap your desired option to add the action according to your needs. You can add plurality of actions. For example, if you want to delete the latest screenshots, tap Get Latest Screenshots, or if you want to manually select some photos and delete them, tap Select Photos.

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If you are not sure what the action options mean, tap the information icon on the right of the option. There is also an Add button in the pop-up description pane.

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Step 4: After adding the selecting photos action, Shortcuts app shows you some related actions, including Combing Images, Converting Images, and Deleting Images, etc. Choose the action you need.

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Step 5: Tap Done to complete the creation of deleting photos shortcut.

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Step 6:  Run the shortcut to delete any photos you don’t like.

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Bonus Tips: How to Back up Photos from iPhone to PC with One Click

Deleting photos from iPhone with Shortcuts are simple, but it also means you should be very careful with it. It will delete all your photos or designated photos, so make sure you have backed up photos to your PC before deleting them. Here we recommend you an iPhone manager tool – IOTransfer, which does great in transferring photos from iPhone to PC for backing up with 1-click.

Step 1: Free download IOTransfer to PC. IOTransfer works in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone with a USB cable to your PC.

Step 3: Launch IOTransfer, then it will scan your iPhone data automatically.  

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Step 4: Click Photos and choose the Transfer Location.

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Step 5: Click Transfer to PC to start transferring photos from iPhone to PC. All the photos are backed up to PC in a few minutes.

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The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is easy to delete photos from iPhone with Siri Shortcuts. You can free up more space for iPhone and speed up your iPhone after deleting the photos. Transferring photos from iPhone to PC with IOTransfer is also simple but necessary. Besides back up photos, IOTransfer supports transferring other iOS contents, like videos, contacts, music, voice memos, etc. Now download IOTransfer for iOS to try it for free.


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