How To Delete All of Your Instagram Photos

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If you have several photos that you want to delete, Instagram does not provide any tools for carrying out the task. Many people have suffered from a hacked account, only to find tons of uploaded pics that are not theirs. In some instances, the images could be ads. Other times, the user just wants to delete their image collection and start over. The only way that people ever knew how to solve the problem was to delete their account and open a new one. This scenario is something that Instagram should consider fixing.

There is one workaround that does the trick. There are also third-party apps that do the trick. Thankfully, some app developers have stepped up to the plate, which gives you some good choices to delete all Instagram photos.

Option #1: Instagram Image Deletion Workaround

The workaround is somewhat tedious, but it gets the job done. To delete ALL Instagram images utilizing the workaround, you need to use copy and paste functionality. You can do this trick from the website or the app. However, mass deletion is more straightforward when using your web browser. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Assign a hashtag to any image, preferably the first one on the list. Create a hashtag that nobody would use, such as “#dskk35jqasrq5.”
  2. Copy the hashtag and paste it into each picture.
  3. Enter a search using the hashtag you assigned to your Instagram images.
  4. Delete each image one by one in the app.

Option#2: Use Third-Party Apps Designed for Instagram

The best and most efficient way to delete all images from your Instagram account is to use third-party applications. Here’s one for iOS and one for Android.

InstaClean on iOS

InstaClean is available for iPhone users only and provides the following features:

  • Delete all your photo posts.
  • Automatically approve all pending follow requests.
  • Unfollow in bulk.

The base application is free, but you can buy additional features. You don’t need the paid version to delete all your Instagram photos.

  1. Log in to the app using your Instagram login.
  2. Tap the Media icon.
  3. Tap on all the picture posts you want to delete.
  4. Tap the trash can.
  5. Tap Delete.

Cleaner for IG on iOS and Android

Cleaner for IG is available on iPhone, and it is titled “Cleaner for Instagram” on Android platforms. This app provides the following features:

  • Delete all your photo posts.
  • Manage your followers and links list.
  • Mass unfollow select users in your account.
  • Download select posts for backup purposes.
  • Identify which posts have the most likes.

Cleaner for IG is free to try and works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (Requires iOS 8.0 or later), as well as Android (requires Android 4.0 or later). The free version gives you up to 50 actions before you have to upgrade to the Pro version. Like InstaClean, Cleaner for IG provides other functions besides deleting photos, as you can see above. As for deleting all Instagram image posts, here’s how to do it.

  1. Log in to the app using your Instagram login.
  2. Tap the Media icon.
  3. Tap on the “Quick Select” button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap “Select All.”
  5. Select “Actions” (top right section of the screen.)
  6. Tap “Delete.”
  7. Select “Start Now.”

That’s all it takes to delete all your pictures and posts on Instagram! Now, you have a fresh start.

Option 3: Use Third-Party Apps Not Specifically Designed for Instagram

Auto Clicker on Android

Auto Clicker is a free Android app that lets you automate repeated taps and swipes in any app or screen on your Android. This free feature works nicely for deleting all your Instagram photos. Once you play around with the app, you will be very excited by the possibilities it provides. Here’s how to do it for Instagram.

  1. Launch your Instagram app.
  2. Launch the Auto Clicker app.
  3. Tap “Enable” under Multi Targets Mode. This method will allow you to have multiple points of tapping, with a delay between taps.
  4.  On Instagram, go to your Home screen.
  5. Tap the green “+” symbol to create a tap point, a circle with the number “1” inside it.
  6. Drag that circle to the first post on your home page, on the left side, and tap it again.
  7. In the time delay box, you can leave it at 100 milliseconds or, if your phone is perhaps a little sluggish, change it to 200 or 300 milliseconds. This extended delay gives the app time to run and load information so that the auto tapping doesn’t override it.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. On Instagram, tap on the spot underneath the first circle.
  10. The context menu appears. Follow steps 5-9 to create a second tap point on the line of the context menu that reads “Delete.” This process will become tap point #2 and will have a number “2” in the circle.
  11. Repeat step 10 to confirm the deletion.
  12. Repeat step 10 to return to the home page.
  13. Tap the gear icon, give the script a configuration name, and save it.
  14. Run this saved command repeatedly for hundreds or thousands of iterations, automatically, and without any human oversight.
  15. Tap the blue Run arrow to execute your script.

You can turn off the Auto Click app interface by disabling it on the app’s home screen.

Auto Click is a powerful application that you can use in many ways, not just for speeding up your Instagram process!

How do you Archive all of your Pictures on Instagram?

Maybe you don’t want to delete all of your photos, but you want to archive them instead.

  1. On the iPhone, the Archive feature is in the “…” option in the upper left beside the photo.
  2. For Android, locate the button at the top of the photo, but the “Archive” option is underneath the “Copy Link” option.

Then, just click the “Archive” option. The photo will be immediately archived, and you can un-archive it by reversing the steps. For reversal, “Archive” will be replaced with “Show on Profile.”

You can see all archived photos in the archive page of your profile. Either click the gear icon in the upper right area for the iPhone or tap the three-lines or “list” on the Android. Click the archive page, and you can see any photo you’ve put there.

There isn’t a way to mass archive more than one photo (at the same time), and there isn’t an app that currently lets you do that. Maybe in the future, Instagram will release a bulk archive feature.


For those that want to download a specific media post, you can check out the TechJunkie article on how to save an Instagram photo.


6 thoughts on “How To Delete All of Your Instagram Photos”

Avatar gusba razelion says:
when i see this tutorial for downloading apk

i think is free app evidently paid app

Avatar Cinthia says:
How do I delete my Instagram account if I do not remember the email attached to the account or the password/ phone number?
Avatar Mark says:
Any free options that give you more than 50 actions? I have 400+ posts.
Avatar Brit says:
I just downloaded a few different apps and used up all the free actions and eventually deleted all the posts.
Avatar Jaden says:
What apps did you use
Avatar janahxxx says:
What if my instagram is connected to my facebook?
Avatar Kingsley Felix says:
How safe is this? and will IG ban me?
Avatar Chyna says:
Thanks this was helpful!
Avatar Wan Kyu says:
Super helpful. Thanks!

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