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How to delete all photos in Lightroom Mobile?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2015 Mar 29, 2015

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I would like to delete all of the photos in my Lightroom Mobile photo library. A one-step procedure would be ideal.

For background: My Lightroom desktop catalog has tens of thousands of photos and hundreds of collections. When I was first getting familiar with Lightroom Mobile, I synced all of my photos with the service. This was a mistake; I did not realize that this would result in large amounts of data filling up my mobile devices (I thought the service worked more like Dropbox, OneDrive, etc., where photos are loaded as-needed). My Lightroom Mobile photo library is now much too large to fit on my mobile device, and even partially syncing fills up my devices immediately. I want to clear out my library and start over.

Individually selecting each image in the web interface is not a practical solution. It is also not practical to keep all of the photos in Lightroom mobile and then delete unwanted collections from individual mobile devices, since this would involve deleting hundreds of events from each mobile device each time I set up Lightroom Mobile. I would like to clear my library and start over with a small number of synced collections.

Any advice on how this could be done would be appreciated!

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 29, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
In Preferences > Lightroom Mobile, there's a Delete all Data button.

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Mar 29, 2015 Mar 29, 2015

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In Preferences > Lightroom Mobile, there's a Delete all Data button.

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Mar 29, 2015 Mar 29, 2015

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Thank you! That's exactly what I was looking for.

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May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017

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Thus option would be great. But it does not exist on my iPhone. 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017

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No, it's in Lightroom Desktop.

On your phone, delete the app and re-install it. You would have to ensure Lr Desktop doesn't have any photos set to sync.

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Community Beginner ,
May 25, 2017 May 25, 2017

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Thanks!  Actually, this clears it out for any iOS and Android devices that you have logged into Lightroom Mobile too.  I did exactly as you said and then opened up Lightroom Mobile on my tablet, and all of the photos were cleared out. 

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May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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Actually, there is even an easier way.

Log into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom using your Adobe Lightroom Mobile username and password.  It saves you the step of going through the desktop version of Lightroom.

From there you can create/delete collections and upload and delete photos.

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New Here ,
Dec 20, 2017 Dec 20, 2017

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I had the same question and found it easiest to work in LR Classic desktop, delete All Photos in Preferences < LR Mobile and then just re-sync the collections I chose. And definitely turn off the auto sync photos on my iPhone LR Mobile app.

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Jul 26, 2018 Jul 26, 2018

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In case you would like to UNSYNC a few photos, and not your entire catalog; Under the Libary tab, in the catalog 'all synced photos' you can right-click on the image, scroll towards the bottom, and select 'Remove from all synced photos'. this will unsync that particular photo or photos selected, and after about a minute to update, will disappear from all Lightroom Mobile devices.

-SCOTLAND

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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I just want to delete one picture at a time in light room mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

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