How to Delete Photos from iCloud Storage

Want to delete photos from iCloud storage to free up more space? Read this guide to get 3 methods of deleting photos from iCloud storage.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Aug. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2018
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Apple’s iCloud storage service can be used to save data to iCloud, for example, photos, videos, backups and so on. You could purchase it for additional storage plan, but you may find that you’ll run up the storage sooner than you think. Photos always take up space, let alone a large number of unwanted photos. Hence, it’s a good idea to free up wasted space by deleting some photos from iCloud storage.

Before discussing how to remove photos from iCloud storage, you need to know that iCloud Photo Library uses iCloud storage, but Photo Stream will bot occupy your iCloud storage. Thus, you can delete photos from iCloud Photo Library to free up iCloud storage.

When deleting photos from iCloud storage, there are ways to make it. In this article, we introduce 3 simple methods to help you delete photos from iCloud storage.

Also Read: How to Transfer iCloud Photos to External Hard Drive >

Method 1. How to Delete Photos from iCloud Storage with AnyTrans for iOS

You can delete photos from iCloud Storage with the aid of a practical iOS data management tool named AnyTrans for iOS, which can help you easily access and delete photos on iCloud in a short time.

With AnyTrans, you can access your photos stored in iCloud, and quickly delete multiple even all photos from iCloud. Now, follow the steps below to delete photos from iCloud storage with AnyTrans.

Step 1. Free Download and install AnyTrans > open it and then click iCloud Content > Sign in your iCloud account.

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

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

Step 2. Scroll down, click on Photos.

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

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

Step 3. Select unwanted photos > Click Delete.

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

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

Note: You can use AnyTrans to download iCloud photos to the computer to make a backup before deleting.

Method 2. How to Remove Photos from iCloud Storage on iCloud.com

You can also delete photos from iCloud storage on iCloud.com, but this method is only suitable for selecting photos one by one before clicking delete icon. If you prefer to delete all photos at once, we suggest adopting the Method 1.

Step 1. Open any browser on your computer > Go to iCloud.com > Sign in your iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Click on Photos.

Step 3. With pressing Command on Mac or Ctrl on PC to select photos one by one, then click Delete icon at the top right.

How to Remove Photos in iCloud Photo Storage on Web - Step 3

How to Remove Photos in iCloud Photo Storage on Web – Step 3

Method 3. Delete Photos from iCloud Storage by Deleting Photos from iCloud Backup

You can use the methods mentioned above to delete photos from iCloud storage; also, you can make it by deleting photos from an iCloud backup. First of all, you need to delete the old backups that containing photos, and then make a new backup without photos to realize the purpose of deleting photos from iCloud storage. In view of that, now let’s see how to make it.

Step 1. Open your iPhone or iPad, tap on Settings > Tap on Apple ID > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage.

Step 2. Tap the name of your iOS device > Tap Delete Backup > Turn Off & Delete.

Step 3. Head back to Storage > Turn off Photo Library, then tap iCloud Backup > Turn on iCloud Backup, then tap Backup now.

When using this method, please consider clearly because photos from your previous backup will gone forever. So, we suggest you downloading iCloud photos to computer to make a backup with AnyTrans firstly.

The Bottom Line

With these methods mentioned above, you can make it easy to delete photos from iCloud storage. And as you see, the tool – AnyTrans mentioned in Method 1, as an amazing iCloud content management software, can help you make a backup for photos and delete photos from iCloud storage without tedious operations. Now, free download it to have a try >

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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