Perhaps you feel the need to delete old photos but want to keep your account active. After all, setting up a new account, collecting all of your friends and followers, and starting over can be a pain. The easiest way to remove anything is to delete your account completely, but this brings up the problem of creating a new account.
Fortunately, we have some options for you to use that will keep your account open while allowing you to delete your Instagram images. There are also third-party applications available that can do the job. Fortunately, some software developers have stepped up to the challenge, providing you with some viable options for deleting all Instagram photos.
Method #1: Image Deleter
The easiest and most effective way to delete all photos from your Instagram account is to use third-party applications.
InstaClean – Cleaner for IG is a free-to-try app that runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (Requires iOS 10.0 or later). There was an Android version, but it is no longer available. The free version allows you to perform up to 50 actions before having to upgrade to a subscription.
Unfortunately, no bulk IG image deleters for Android OS are available. Be wary of any Android app that claims to bulk delete Instagram photos and posts. There are clones out there that change the names and the appearance but bear the same code with slight changes. In any case, the Instagram management apps available on Google Play only have bulk unfollow and unlike options.
Method #2: Instagram Image Deletion Workaround
This fix is a little time-consuming, but it gets the job done.
Please keep in mind that this can only be accomplished with Android or iOS apps. Unfortunately, it will not work in a web browser. If you choose to use a computer, you can install an emulator such as Bluestacks, download the Android version of Instagram, and carry out this workaround there.
Here’s how to go about it.
- Select the ‘Edit’ option in your post.
- Locate one of your Instagram posts and tap the three horizontal dots in the upper right-hand corner, selecting Edit.
- Insert a hashtag
- Create a hashtag that you know no one can use. After you’ve added it to your post, click the checkmark. Do this for each image you’ve posted.
- Look for your hashtag
This will filter all of your posts and images so that you can delete them all at once.
Method #3: Third-Party Apps Not Specifically Designed for Instagram
Auto-Clicker is a free Android app that allows you to automate repetitive taps and swipes in any Android app or screen. This free feature is very useful for deleting all of your Instagram photos. When you start playing with the app, you’ll be blown away by the possibilities it offers.
How to Get Rid of All Instagram Photos
- Launch both the Instagram app and the Auto Clicker app.
- Under Multi Targets Mode, tap the “Enable” button.
- Go to your posted content on Instagram. Tap the green “+” sign to make a tap point, which is a circle with the number “1” inside of it.
- Drag the circle to the first post on your home page’s left side, then click the Settings Cog.
- When the next choice appears, tap the ‘Play’ button and then pause it. From here, tap the green plus icon again and repeat the previous steps.
Once you’ve configured Auto-Clicker, simply press the blue play button and it will start performing the operation for you. If it’s a little off, you can go to the settings cog and edit each action, or what we’re calling “tap” because it’s tapping for you.
You can leave the time delay box at 100 milliseconds or, if your phone is a little slow, change it to 200 or 300 milliseconds. This extended delay allows the app to run and load information, preventing auto tapping from overriding it.
Run this saved command for hundreds or thousands of iterations, automatically and without human intervention.
You can disable the Auto Click app interface on the app’s home screen. Simply open the app and select the ‘Disable’ option under “Target Mode,” just as you did when you first activated it.
Auto-Clicker is a versatile tool that can be used on a variety of platforms; it isn’t just for speeding up the Instagram process!
NOTE: Unless you’ve posted your Instagram content to Facebook, the approaches outlined above would have no effect on your Facebook account. For example, if one of the above posts was shared on both platforms, it could be removed from the latter as well as the former.
If you’re worried about losing content on Facebook, you can always repost it there.