How do I delete synced photos from my iPhone when the same photos are already deleted from my iMac and also the trash?

  • You have to define "synced photos" before others can help you. Are you syncing from iPhotos? Or a folder on your Mac? (By the way, I can't help you since I've turned on iCloud Photos; but when you provide the details someone else might. From my past experience though, synced photos should be deleted the next time you sync you phone.) – 4ae1e1 Dec 9 '14 at 9:02
  • I'm syncing from a folder on my iMac through iTunes :) – Rider Dec 9 '14 at 10:16
  • Then from my past experience deleted photos should be cleared the next time you sync your phone with iTunes. Have you tried that? – 4ae1e1 Dec 9 '14 at 10:26
  • yes, yes I have but it didn't work 😭 – Rider Dec 9 '14 at 14:25
  • Sorry, then I have no idea. And IIRC you can only do that through iTunes; you can't delete those photos from your iPhone. Could you please try to disable photo syncing altogether from iTunes (uncheck Sync Photos), sync once, and re-enable it? I believe that should fix everything. – 4ae1e1 Dec 9 '14 at 18:44

Normally, if photos are synced through iTunes to an iPhone from a Mac folder, iTunes should automatically take care of removing photos.

If that doesn't work, try to disable photo syncing first (uncheck "Sync Photos" in the iTunes-->iPhone-->Photos tab), sync the iPhone once, then turn on photo syncing again (by checking "Sync Photos").

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