How to Remove Photos From an iPod

by Natalie David ; Updated February 10, 2017

The iPod can store and share photographs, music and movies. But if you have an iPod with a smaller hard drive, such as the Nano, you have to pick and choose how much to keep on the pocket entertainment device. If you need to take photos off an iPod, you can do so just as quickly and easily as you put them on.

Connect the iPod to your computer using the USB connector cable. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.

Choose your iPod under "Devices" in the iTunes menu, then select the "Photos" tab in the main iTunes window.

Unselect the first option, "Sync photos from." Click the "Remove Photos" button in the window that pops up.

Click "Apply" in the bottom right corner, then wait for the iPod to sync.

Eject the iPod from your computer.

Disconnect the iPod from the computer when it says it is ready. Your photos should no longer be on your iPod.

Items you will need

  • Computer with iTunes

  • iPod USB cable

Tip

  • To remove only certain photos, create a new folder on your computer with only the photos you want to keep on your iPod. Follow the instructions above to remove all of the photos. Then sync only the folder with the photos you want to your iPod.

About the Author

Natalie David is a freelance writer and music journalist living in Atlanta. Since 2002, her work has appeared online or in print for SPIN, Beautiful/Decay, Athens Blur, StereoSubversion and Lost At Sea. Before pursuing freelance work full-time, David was also the assistant editor for The AutoPILOT, a magazine for general aviation enthusiasts.

Photo Credits

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