How to Delete HEIC Photos from iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8 in Bulk

By Rico Rodriguez to iPhone Tips , Apple Resources| Last Updated on Dec 7, 2023

After Apple announced to support for HEIC image format in iOS 17, most of people may have shot lots of amazing HEIC photos with iPhone. Inevitably, there must be many repeated HEIC photos or needless HEIC photos taken by mistake. Under this circumstance, in order to save more meaningful photos on iPhone, you need delete those useless HEIC photos (screenshot, burst, selfie, Live Photo etc) on iPhone.

Besides, though HEIC becomes iPhone camera default image format since it can save more storage space than JPEG image format, you still need free up additional space for later upgrading or installing various app. In fact, an efficient way is deleting some unimportant HEIC photos on iPhone. Therefore, how to delete HEIC photos from iPhone/6? Is it same to normal JPEG photo deletion? And how to manage HEIC photos on iPhone? Surprisingly, the below part will teach you how to erase HEIC photos from iPhone in bulk easily and quickly.

How to Delete HEIC Photos from iPhone in Bulk

Try MacX MediaTrans to export HEIC photos from iPhone to Mac/PC for backup and then permanently get HEIC photos off iPhone/X in batch. Besides, it can transfer music, videos, ebooks, iTunes purchases, etc. between iPhone and computer.

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Way 1: Directly Remove HEIC Photos on iPhone/6

Actually, it is feasible to directly remove HEIC photos from iPhone in bulk by simply tapping Trash icon. But, these HEIC photos will stay in recently Deleted album and you can get them back within 30 days in case of accidental deletion. And if you add HEIC photos to iPhone from iTunes, you can't get HEIC photos off iPhone. Alternatively, you only can delete them from iTunes. Now, follow the guide to learn how to delete HEIC photos from iPhone in iOS 17.

Delete HEIC photos on iPhone

* Delete iPhone HEIC photos one by one: Open the Photos app > tap the HEIC photo or video that you are eager to remove > tap trash icon (rubbish-bin) at the bottom right corner to delete iPhone HEIC photos one by one.

* Remove HEIC photos on iPhone in bulk: Open the Photos app > find your photos in Year and enter "Moments" from Collections > tap "Select" button at the top to choose the photos you wanna delete > tap the trash icon to clear up HEIC photos in batch.

* Delete HEIC Photo albums on iPhone: Open photos app > hit "Albums" at the bottom-right corner > hit "Edit" icon and tap the red "-" icon > choose "Delete Album" option to delete iPhone photo albums. Note: you only can delete photo album that you created on iPhone and you can't erase iPhone built-in photo albums like Camera Roll, Screenshots, Panoramas, Recently Deleted and more.

Way 2: Quickly Delete HEIC Photos from iPhone with iPhone HEIC Photo Manager

Frankly, many people desire to delete HEIC photos from iPhone permanently for freeing up storage space. And it's better that the deleted photo file will be stored on Mac/Windows computer. Fortunately, MacX MediaTrans is such kind of iPhone photo manager which can easily delete any iPhone HEIC photos (screenshot, burst, selfie, Live Photo etc) or photo albums that you can't delete on iPhone or iTunes in batch. And the most important thing is that it is able to tranfer HEIC photos from iPhone (X/8/Plus/7/SE/6s/6/5s etc.) to Mac/PC or convert HEIC to JPEG for storing or editing.

What's more, it also provides users an ultimate way to manage various files (videos, music, voice ringtones, books and other media files) on iPhone, for example, transfer music from iPhone to Mac, import movies to iPhone, transfer audiobook to iPhone, remove DRM from iTunes movies/TV shows/Apple Music, convert M4V to MP4, M4P to MP3, etc.

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How to Delete HEIC Photos from iPhone/X/8

Free download this iPhone HEIC photo manager on your Mac (macOS High Sierra included) before iPhone HEIC photo deletion; please download Windows version (Win 10 supported) if needed.

How to delete Heic photos from iPhone

Step 1: Lauch this iPhone photo manager app on your computer and connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. You should turn off iTunes auto sync in case of any data loss. (Fire up iTunes > go to Edit > Preferences > Devices > check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPad from syncing automatically" and click OK.

Step 2: Hit "Photo Transfer" on the main interface and choose your desired photo album on the left pane. Then tap "Select All" option and click "Export" button to transfer HEIC photos from iPhone to Mac for backup. Of course, you can skip this step if you don't wanna backup iPhone photos.

Step 3: Select the HEIC photos that aspire to remove or just click "Select All" > press "Delete Photo" button > click "Sync" button to get photos off iPhone X/8/7/6S/6. Note: you can back to click "X" on the left panel to delete the empty photo album.

Way 3: Easily Erase HEIC Photo from iPhone with iPhoto on Mac

Developed by Apple Inc., iPhoto is photograph management software which can be used to import, organize, edit, print and share photos. Most of you may have applied it to edit photos for posting a photo to Facebook or emailing it to your cousin. Now, we take a look at how to delete iPhone photos using iPhoto.  

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How to delete HEIC photos from iPhone:
1. Connect iPhone to Mac computer with USB cable and open iPhoto on Mac.
2. Click "Import Selected" to select your HEIC photos on iPhone for putting into iPhoto. Or click "Import All" to input all the photos.
3. Choose "Delete Items" or "Keep Items" on the pop-up message.
4. Tap "Delete Items" to start to delete your target HEIC photos oniPhoneS/6.

Fast and Easily Delete HEIC Photos fromiPhoneS/6

MacX MediaTrans provides users the easiest way to bulk delete HEIC images fromiPhoneS/6/5S via "Select All" or moments. What's more, it also can transfer any video, movies, audiobooks, music and more file from iPhone to computer or vice versa.

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