How to Delete All iCloud Photos without Effort

Want to delete all photos from iCloud quickly? Follow this guide to learn how to delete all photos from iCloud with ease.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Nov. 08, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 14, 2019

iCloud enables users to back up a bunch of iOS content such as Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, and Reminder, etc. Generally, when you have set up the iCloud backup services on your iPhone or iPad, it will automatically back up these applications once you have a stable Wi-Fi connection. However, one thing always bothers iCloud users is that it only provides 5GB free storage, once the free storage had run out of, the automatic backup process will also be stopped.

Full iCloud Storage

Full iCloud Storage

As photos are usually taken the biggest proportion of iCloud storage, there is an increasing need for deleting iCloud photos to save storage for something more crucial. Although choosing and deleting the unwanted photos one by one is an accessible idea, backup all the photos to computer and then delete them all in iCloud is also advisable. Here in this article, we have given a very exhaustive list about the methods of how to delete photos from iCloud. Keep reading and learn more about it.

Method 1. How to Delete All Photos from iCloud via iCloud.com

Step 1: Open a browser on your computer > Log into your Apple ID account at iCloud.com.

Log in iCloud on Web Browser

Log in iCloud on Web Browser

Step 2: Click on Photos.

Click Photos to Start Manage

Click Photos to Start Manage

Step 3: Here you can see all your iCloud photos and albums. Click “All Photos” album > With pressing Command on Mac or Ctrl + A on PC, you could select all photos, then click the Delete button at the top right.

How to Delete All iCloud Photos Directly - Step 3

Choose and Delete All iCloud Photos

Please notice that iCloud does not support to delete more than 1000 photos at once. You might see the notice below.

Many items are selected

Many items are selected


Method 2. How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans for iOS

As you see, you can delete all photos from iCloud directly, but it also has a tiny limitation like you can’t delete more than 1000 photos at once. To avoid this kind of situation, we recommend you a third-party all-in-one iOS data management tool – AnyTrans for iOS. Here are the reasons why we choose AnyTrans.

  1. Enables you to upload data from computer/iDevice to iCloud, export data from iCloud to computer, and transfer data from one iCloud to another directly.
  2. Supports users to delete all iCloud photos in a few minutes. The whole process is easy and quick.
  3. Supports you to manage all iCloud content, such as iCloud Backup, Contacts, Notes, Photo Video, Calendar, Reminder, etc.
  4. Besides iCloud, AnyTrans also supports users to manage content in iTunes Library, move Android content to iOS, make iPhone ringtones and backup social apps messages.

As a result, AnyTrans for iOS is not a one-off software, you can have whole control over your iOS devices with AnyTrans. Now, follow the steps below to delete all photos from iCloud with AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1. Download and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer> Click iCloud Content > Sign in your iCloud account.

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How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Log in with Your Apple ID

Step 2. Scroll down to the page of managing content by category, click on Photos.

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Find Photos on the Category Organizing Page

Step 3. All your iCloud photos will be listed here > Select all the photos you want to remove > Click the Delete button on upper right.

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Choose and Delete Unwanted Photos

Apple will not let you log in your iCloud account on the third party app with turning on TWO-STEP VERIFICATION, so please turn it off temporarily.

Also Watch: How to Delete All Photos from iCloud on Mac/PC

Method 3. Delete All iCloud Photos by Disabling iCloud Photo Libary

If you just simply want to free up iCloud storage for other content, you could do it all with your iPhone/iPad in one tap. iCloud Photo Library backs up every photo and video you take, if you want to save iCloud storage, just turn off iCloud Photo Library. Now, follow the guide below to see how to delete iCloud photos on your iOS device.

On Your iOS Devicego to Setting on homepage> Tap on your name to go to iCloud (iOS 10.3 or higher) > Manage Storage > iCloud Photo Library > Tap on Disable and Delete.

Disable iCloud Photo Library

Disable iCloud Photo Library

Method 4. Delete All iCloud Photos by Disabling My Photos Stream

If you do not have too many photos, but your iCloud storage is still out of space, then it is possible that you have turned on My Photo Stream. It uploads your most recent photos (except Live Photos) to iCloud so that you can view and import them to all of your devices. The uploaded photos will be stored for 30 days. If you have set up iCloud back up service and also turned on My Photos Stream, you actually create two copies of the same photos and video. So if you want to save iCloud storage by deleting photos, you could try to disable My Photos Stream.

Disable My Photos Stream

Disable My Photos Stream

The Bottom Line

AnyTrans for iOS is such an amazing iCloud content management tool that helps you delete all iCloud photos at once. So, why not have a try on AnyTrans for iOS? If you meet any problem, be free to contact us via email and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.