iCloud is a cloud-based storage service offered by Apple that allows you to store your photos, videos, and other files online. However, if you have enabled the iCloud Photo Library feature on your iPhone, your photos will be automatically synced with iCloud, making it difficult to delete them from iCloud without also deleting them from your iPhone.
To delete photos from iCloud and keep them on your iPhone, you can follow these steps:
1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
2. Select the photos that you want to keep on your iPhone.
3. Tap the share icon located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
4. Select ‘Save Image’ option to save the selected photos to your iPhone’s camera roll.
5. Wait for the photos to download and save on your iPhone before proceeding to the next step.
6. Open a web browser on your computer and go to the iCloud website.
7. Sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
8. Click on the "Photos" icon to view the photos stored on iCloud.
9. Select the photos that you want to delete from iCloud.
10. Click on the "Delete" icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
11. Confirm the deletion by clicking on the "Delete" button again.
Following these steps will delete the selected photos from iCloud and keep them on your iPhone’s camera roll. By doing so, you can free up space on iCloud while still having your favorite photos readily available on your iPhone.
How do I delete photos from iCloud only?
How do I turn off iCloud photos without deleting everything?
Turning off iCloud photos without deleting anything can be done in a few simple steps:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu.
3. Select "iCloud" from the list of options.
4. Tap "Photos" in the iCloud menu.
5. Turn off the toggle switch for "iCloud Photos."
This will stop photos from automatically syncing to iCloud, but your existing photos will still be saved to your device’s camera roll. However, keep in mind that if you delete a photo from your device’s camera roll after turning off iCloud Photos, it will also be deleted from iCloud.
Will deleting iCloud photos delete photos on my phone?
iCloud is a cloud storage service offered by Apple that enables users to store their data, including photos and videos, on the cloud. When you store your photos on iCloud, they are automatically synced across all your Apple devices. This means that if you delete a photo from iCloud, it will also be deleted from all your devices that are linked to your iCloud account.
However, deleting a photo from iCloud does not necessarily mean that it will be deleted from your phone. If the photo has been downloaded to your phone, it will remain on your device even if it’s deleted from iCloud. On the other hand, if you have enabled iCloud Photos on your device, the photo will be removed from your phone as well.
To avoid losing your photos, it’s recommended that you make sure to back up your photos before deleting them from iCloud or your device. You could also consider turning off iCloud Photos on your device to prevent automatic syncing and have more control over where your photos are stored and deleted.
What happens if I delete photos from iCloud?
Deleting photos from iCloud is not the same as deleting them from your device. When you delete photos from iCloud, they will be removed from all devices linked to your iCloud account. Moreover, these photos will also be deleted from your "Recently Deleted" folder. Once you delete photos from iCloud, you cannot retrieve them. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a backup before deleting any photos from iCloud. If you want to free up space on your devices, you can use the "Optimize Storage" feature to reduce the size of your photo library on your device by storing full-resolution photos and videos in iCloud and keeping device-optimized versions on your device. Overall, it is crucial to understand that deleting photos from iCloud should be done with caution and only after fully understanding its consequences.
Why are my deleted photos from iCloud but still on my iPhone?
If you have deleted photos from iCloud but they’re still present on your iPhone, it’s because iCloud and your iPhone work differently with stored photos. iCloud is designed to sync your photos across all your devices seamlessly, so when you delete a photo from iCloud, it will also disappear from all other devices connected to the same iCloud account. On the other hand, deleting a photo from your iPhone only removes it from your device storage, and not from iCloud. So if you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, the photos will still be available on your iPhone from iCloud, even after you delete them from the iPhone. However, you can permanently delete the photos from both iCloud and your iPhone by going to your "Recently Deleted" album on your iPhone, selecting all the photos, and choosing "Delete All" option. This will remove the photos from both your iPhone and iCloud storage permanently.
Are deleted iCloud photos still on iPhone?
When you delete a photo from iCloud Photo Library, it will also be deleted from all your other devices that are signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID. However, if you delete a photo from iCloud Photo Library, it will not be automatically deleted from the device where it was originally taken or uploaded unless iCloud Photo Library was not turned on for that particular device. In that case, the photos will still be stored locally on that device. Therefore, to completely remove a photo from all devices, it is necessary to delete it from iCloud Photo Library as well as to delete it from the local storage of each device where the photo has been stored.
How do I move photos from iCloud to iPhone?
If you want to move photos from iCloud to your iPhone, you can follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap on your name at the top of Settings.
3. Tap on iCloud.
4. Scroll down to Photos and tap on it.
5. Make sure that iCloud Photos is turned on.
6. Close the Settings app.
7. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
8. You should now be able to see all of the photos that are on iCloud.
Please note that if you have a lot of photos on iCloud, it may take some time for them to download to your iPhone. Also, be aware that if you turn off iCloud Photos on your iPhone, any photos that aren’t already on your device will be removed from it.
How do I know if my photos are on iPhone or iCloud?
If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, your photos will be synced to iCloud automatically. To confirm that your photos are in iCloud, follow these steps:
1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the "Albums" tab at the bottom of the screen.
3. Look for an album called "All Photos" or "My Photo Stream". If you see either of these albums, your photos are stored in iCloud.
4. If you do not see either of these albums, your photos are only stored on your device and have not been synced to iCloud.
You can also check the Photos settings to ensure that iCloud Photo Library is turned on. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
3. Tap on "iCloud".
4. Tap on "Photos".
5. Make sure the toggle next to "iCloud Photo Library" is turned on.
If iCloud Photo Library is turned on, your photos will be synced to iCloud and accessible from other devices that are signed in to your iCloud account.