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How To Delete Photos From Apple Watch

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It becomes necessary to delete photos from our Apple Watch when the storage in them is getting filled up. Thanks to the synching options in our iPhones, we can either decide to share or not share our photos with our Apple Watch.

But what happens when we allow sharing of our photos to our Apple Watch, but they become too much and take up much space? Also, what happens when the pictures in the Apple Watch are no longer what we need? We will have to remove these photos from the Apple Watch.

Quick Answer

You can delete a selected few or all of your photos on your Apple Watch when you delete the corresponding album in the Photos app of your iPhone. If you delete it all, you can turn off the synchronizing option on your iPhone to prevent additional photos from entering your iPhone.

Another method to remove pictures on your Apple Watch without deleting the photos from your Photos app is to set a synchronization limit.

This article will explain how to set this synchronization limit, including the other ways to delete photos from your Apple Watch Photo app. It also includes ways to delete photos from the Apple Watch face screen and methods to see storage space used by photos on your Apple Watch.

How To Delete Photos From Apple Watch

One thing about the Apple Watch is that most of its files are synchronized from an iPhone/iPad. When we perform any action on the iPhone/iPad, the effect also takes place on our Apple Watch if synchronization is allowed. Using this knowledge, we can learn how to delete photos from an apple watch.

Therefore, to delete photos from your Apple Watch, delete the corresponding photo on your Photos app on your iPhone/iPad. This effect will also take place on your Apple Watch. Alternatively, you can delete photos on your Apple Watch when you unsynchronized them from the watch.

Apple currently allows you to synchronize a minimum of 25 photos. Hence, when you set synchronization to 25 photos, the remaining photos on your Apple Watch are automatically unsynchronized.

Below are the various methods to remove photos on your Apple Watch.

Method #1: Delete All Photos on Apple Watch

To delete all photos on your Apple Watch, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Click “My Watch” > “Photos” > “Synced Album“.
  3. Under “Synced Album“, note all the names of the albums synchronized to your Apple Watch.
  4. Go to your iPhone’s Photos app and delete the corresponding album. By now, all photos on your Apple Watch will be cleared off.
  5. You can prevent further photos from entering your Apple Watch. On your iPhone, go to the Watch app > “My Watch” > “Photos”. Then, toggle off the “Photo Syncing” button.
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Method #2: Delete a Selected Few Photos on Apple Watch

To delete a selected group of photos on your Apple Watch, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Click “My Watch” > “Photos” > “Synced Album”.
  3. Under “Synced Album”, click the album and check if it contains the photo you want to delete. Note the name of the album.
  4. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone and delete the album you noted. The photos in that album will be cleared off your Apple Watch.

Method #3: Delete Photos on Apple Watch by Setting a Synchronization Limit

With the Apple Watch, you can limit the number of photos you sync from your iPhone. For example, if you set the limit to 30 images, once 30 photos are synched, the remaining ones are unsynced from your iPhone. Hence, creating room for more storage spaces.

Here is how to delete photos on the apple watch when you set the synchronization limit.

  1. On your iPhone, go to the Watch app > “My Watch” > “Find Photos”.
  2. Choose the album that will have your synchronized photos.
  3. Limit the number of images synchronizing to your iPhone by setting a limit number.

Once you have completed these steps, wait at least 5 minutes to let your Apple Watch sync the photos. If the number of synchronized images has reached the limit you set, the remaining photos are removed automatically from your Apple Watch.

Method #4: Remove Photos From Apple Watch Face Screen

You can set customized photos to display on your Apple Watch home/face screen.

If you want to remove them, follow this step below.

  1. Go to your iPhone apps screen and click on the Watch app.
  2. Tap on the “Face Gallery” button just above the home button.
  3. Click “Edit” and tap the minus (-) icon.
  4. Choose the photos you want to remove on your face screen and remove them.

Conclusion

The Apple Watch gets most of its data from your iPhone/iPad. Hence, to delete many files in your Apple Watch, you have to do that from your iPhone/iPad. This article has given the different ways to remove photos from your Apple Watch. Follow the steps provided to get more storage spaces on your Apple Watch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check the number of photos on my Apple Watch?

Go to the Watch app on your iPhone. Then, select “My Watch” > “General” > “About”.

How do I see how much space is occupied by photos on my Apple Watch?

On your Apple Watch, open the Settings app > “General” > “Storage”. If it is on your iPhone, open the Watch app > “My Watch” > “General” > “Storage”.

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