Permanently Delete Photos or Videos - Apple® iPhone®

Note Notes:

  • You can permanently delete photos or videos that you have moved to your Recently Deleted album (files remain there for 30 days).
  • For more info on deleting images, view this support page.


  1. From a Home screen, tap Photos Photos.
  2. Tap Albums (located in the lower-right).
  3. Tap the Recently Deleted Album.
  4. Tap the photo or video that you want to permanently delete.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. To confirm, tap Delete Photo or Delete Video.
    Note Once you confirm deletion, you are unable to get the file back.