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Delete photos from Camera Roll and Photo Stream

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Feb 18, 2012 8:28 AM

Here’s what happens with my iPhone 4s:  I send 10 photos to my phone at the same time through Photo Stream.  I place them all in an album(s).  Of course, they show up in Camera Roll also.  When I delete the photos one at a time in Camera Roll, some of them delete just fine, with no impact on the album(s).  Others bring up only one delete option, which is to "delete everywhere."  If I do, the photos disappear from all the albums also.  This is very inconsistent behavior, especially since there is nothing unique about the photos or the way in which they were sent to the camera.  Also, if I delete the entire Photo Stream, I get inconsistent behavior here too...  some of my album photos disappear with it and some do not - no rhyme or reason. Can anyone help here?  I really don’t want to leave every photo forever on Photo Stream.  Seems even photos a couple of months old are still sitting around until I delete Photo Stream altogether.

iPhone 4S
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to bbgun007)

    Photo Stream has a limit - 1,000 photos and 30 days.


    Photo Stream is temporary - a way to have the same photos on all iOS devices used without having to import from one and transfer to the other via the iTunes sync process.


    How are you sending photos to your iPhone via Photo Stream?


    Photos captured by your iPhone or saved from a received email, MMS or iMessage, or from a website are stored in the Camera Roll, which will also be uploaded to your Photo Stream. Photos added to your Photo Stream elsewhere should not be in your iPhone's Camera Roll.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Feb 18, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to bbgun007)

    You're welcome.


    Good luck.


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