[Detailed Guide] How to Remove iCloud Photos from iPhone Easily

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Duke Updated on Jun 27, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iCloud Backup is one of the commonest methods to back up iPhone data. iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream are the two main parts of backing up photos with iCloud. But, when you have finished backing up with iCloud, the photos are still on your iPhone. This will make iCloud Backup into nothing useful at all. How to remove the iCloud photos from iPhone after you have uploaded the photos? Here are the steps:

Step 1. Go to Photos App on your iPhone, check the messages at the bottom to make sure that all the photos have been uploaded.

Step 2. Back to the home screen and go to Setting > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 3. Turn off the iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream. When the iPhone asking about whether to delete the photos you have uploaded, please tap the button Delete.

Step 4. Back to the Photos App > Album. Then find the button Edit in the upper right corner. Tap it and delete the Photo Stream Album if it's not deleted.

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How to back up iPhone photos when iCloud storage is full?

You may have already notice that iCloud only has 5 GB free storage, what if iCloud storage is full? Don't worry, you could still back up iPhone photos with your computer. Except for the sloppy iTunes, there are many kinds of iPhone data transfer. EaseUS MobiMover Free is one of the best choices. This is the first completely free iPhone data transfer and content manager in the world. It could help you to transfer everything from iPhone to a computer to back up.

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NoteEaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer files from computer to your iDevice without iCloud. If you want to back up iPhone contacts, notes, Safari bookmarks from to the computer, you need to turn off the iCloud service for these applications at first. 

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows 7/8/10 via a USB cable. If you are asked to Trust This Computer on your iPhone, tap Trust. Then, launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the sample image shows below

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Step 2: Click the Folder icon or the computer icon to set the path for backing up photos on your PC. Then, click Select Folder and Next to take the following step. If you don't set the route on your own, MobiMover will save the files to a desktop folder. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: You can back up many kinds of data categories to your PC with MobiMover, including contacts, messages, notes, books, videos, and audios. Here, you need to check Photo library. 

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to begin to back up photos from iPhone to PC without iCloud. Compared to iCloud, MobiMover enables you to view and edit the exported pictures on your computer easily. 

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In fact, MobiMover is also helpful at when you want to manage contacts on iPhone. It's really worth a try if you don't want to be stuck with iTunes.