How to Delete Photos from iCloud

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Myra Posted on Jun 12, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

You know that only the first 5GB iCloud storage is free. So it's unnecessary to keep your unwanted photos in iCloud to take up space. If you are wondering about how to delete photos from iCloud the free up your iCloud space, you can take a look at this article, which offers 3 ways to remove photos from the iCloud backup. Hope you will like it.

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How to delete Photos from iCloud

Tip 1: Delete photos from iCloud via iCloud Photo Library

If you enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, you can delete pictures from iCloud Photo Library. The steps are as follows.

If you just want to delete some photos:

1. Go to "Photos" App on your iPhone. (You can go to Photos App on your Mac that is OS X v10.10.3 or later.)
2. Choose "Photos" and list your photos by moments.
3. Click "Select" to choose the photos you want to delete, tap on Trash icon and then confirm.

If you want to remove all the photos:

1. Go to "Settings" App on your iPhone.
2. Tap on your name and choose "iCloud". (For iOS 10.2 or earlier, choose "iCloud" directly from settings.)
3. Choose "Storage" and then click "Manage Storage".
4. Select "iCloud Photo Library" and tap on "Disable and Delete".

How to delete Photos from iCloud - Tip 1

Tip 2: Delete photos from iCloud via Camera Roll

If you disabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, you can get rid of photos from iCloud by delete photos in Camera Roll directly, so that they won't be included in your iCloud backup.

1. Open "Photos" App, go to "Albums" and select "Camera Roll".
2. Click "Select" and choose the photos you want to get rid of.
3. Tap on Trash icon and confirm.

How to delete Photos from iCloud - Tip 2

Tip 3: Delete photos from iCloud via iCloud.com

You can also remove photos from iCloud by visiting iCloud.com on your computer. All you need to do is the following steps.

1. Visit iCloud.com and enter your Apple ID.
2. Go to "Photos" and tap on "Photos" in the sidebar and you will see your photos and videos.
3. Select the photos you want to remove, tap on Trash icon and confirm to delete the photos.

How to delete Photos from iCloud - Tip 3