Deleting Android Phone Images Immediately After Shooting

By Dan Gookin

When you’re shooting pictures on your Android phone, you sometimes can’t wait to banish an image to bit hell. Either an annoyed person is standing next to you, begging that the photo be deleted, or you’re just not happy and you feel the urge to smash the picture into digital shards. Hastily follow these steps:

  1. Tap the image thumbnail that appears on the screen.
    The thumbnail is shown here. If you don’t see it, swipe the screen from right to left to see the previous image.
  2. Tap the Delete icon.
    If you don’t see the icon, tap the screen so that the icon shows up.
  3. If prompted, tap the OK or DELETE button to confirm.