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In order to free up storage on my iPhone, I want to delete some of my older photos. Instead of deleting each one manually, is there a way to delete photos older than x days, or even delete all the photos from 2017?

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    Are the photos only stored locally on the phone, or also in iCloud (through iCloud Photos)? – nohillside May 28 '19 at 9:49
  • Yes - be very sure you have backups and know if your photo library is being synced - a delete from iOS will delete out of the cloud if you choose the default iCloud photos options when you sign in to iCloud and sync any photos via your AppleID – bmike May 28 '19 at 11:52
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Sure - if you don't need to make backups or transfer, install the Shortcuts app (used to be called Workflow) before Apple bought the company and renamed / shipped / enhanced the automation app for iOS.

You need two items - select photos and delete photos

For select, you can choose photos before a date. If you're not sure, you can limit it to 5 photos so you can validate it's getting the ones you want to delete.

Just be sure you know if your iCloud photo library is tied to the iPhone since deleting a photo will then cascade and delete in the cloud as well.

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