How to Delete Multiple or All Photos from iCloud

Want to delete photos from iCloud but do not know how? Follow this guide to learn how to delete photos from iCloud with ease. It also offers you ways to delete all iCloud photos at once.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Nov. 08, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 18, 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. Here in this article, we will show you a very exhaustive list about the methods of how to delete photos from iCloud, and share you the simple methods to delete all photos from iCloud.

Method 1. How to Delete Multiple or All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans

We would like to first share you the simplest method – AnyTrans for iOS to deleted photos from iCloud. Also, if you have more than 1000 photos to be deleted, then this is the only available way to do the task. AnyTrans for iOS is an iCloud management tool that can help you delete photos from iCloud in just 1 click. Below are its excellent features on deleting iCloud photos.

  1. Easy & Quick. Helps you to delete multiple or all photos from iCloud in 1 simple click. And just a few seconds to finish the task. 
  2. Selective Deletion. Allows you to preview and select the photos to delete, in case you will delete some meaningful photos.
  3. Data from/to iCloud. Enables you to upload data to iCloud, download data from iCloud to computer, and transfer data from one iCloud to another.
  4. Manage All iCloud Files. Supports you to view and manage all iCloud content, such as iCloud Backup, Photos, Contacts, Notes, Calendar, Reminder, etc.

Now, Free Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer firstly, and then follow the steps below to delete unwanted photos from iCloud easily.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Run AnyTrans > Click “Device Manager” option > Choose “iCloud Manager” option.

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 1

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

Step 2. Log in your Apple ID and password > Click  button to log into your iCloud account.

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 2

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

Step 3. Scroll down the screen or click the  button to manage files by category > Choose Photos here.

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 3

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

Step 4. Select the photos you want to remove > Click the Delete button on the upper right corner to delete the selected photos from iCloud. You can check the “Select All” button to delete all photos from iCloud at once.

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 4

How to Delete All Photos from iCloud with AnyTrans – Step 4

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.

Besides iCloud, AnyTrans also supports users to transfer data between iDevices, manage content in iTunes Library, move Android content to iOS, make iPhone ringtones and backup social apps messages.

[Video] How to Delete All Photos from iCloud on Mac/PC

Method 2. How to Delete Multiple Photos from iCloud via iCloud.com

It is worth reminding that you can’t delete more than 1000 photos at once via iCloud.com. If you need to delete more than 1000 pictures from iCloud, turn to Method 1 to make it.

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 3. Delete All Photos from iCloud 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

That’s all about how to delete photos from iCloud. Hope you have removed your unwanted picture from iCloud now. And as you can see, 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.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.