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Question: how do i delete all photos from the icloud photos

I want to take all photos off from any and all Apple clouds, devices, apps, computers-everyrhing!


the only way i can find to do it is one photo at a time.


at this point i hate photos app-it is so difficult to use. you get one setting wrong and you end up with thousands of photos in icloud which is what happened to me apparently.


i just want to get all photos off my machines without having to delete them one at a time

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 6:19 PM

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You don't need to completely log out of iCloud to remove photos from iCloud Photo Library. See the following instructions from Get help with your iCloud Photo Library - Apple Support

How do I remove all iCloud Photo Library content from iCloud and my devices?

To turn off your iCloud Photo Library everywhere, follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
    • If you're using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage > iCloud Photo Library, then select Disable and Delete.
    • If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > iCloud Photo Library, then select Disable and Delete.
  • On your Mac, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud. Click Manage, select Photo Library, then select Disable and delete.

Photos and videos are stored in your account for 30 days. To download your photos and videos on your iOS device, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and select Download and Keep Originals. On your Mac, open Photos, choose Photos > Preferences, then select Download Originals to this Mac. You can also select the photos and videos that you want to download from iCloud.com.

Posted on Sep 16, 2017 8:25 AM

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Sep 16, 2017 8:25 AM in response to dinhr In response to dinhr

You don't need to completely log out of iCloud to remove photos from iCloud Photo Library. See the following instructions from Get help with your iCloud Photo Library - Apple Support

How do I remove all iCloud Photo Library content from iCloud and my devices?

To turn off your iCloud Photo Library everywhere, follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
    • If you're using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage > iCloud Photo Library, then select Disable and Delete.
    • If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > iCloud Photo Library, then select Disable and Delete.
  • On your Mac, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud. Click Manage, select Photo Library, then select Disable and delete.

Photos and videos are stored in your account for 30 days. To download your photos and videos on your iOS device, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and select Download and Keep Originals. On your Mac, open Photos, choose Photos > Preferences, then select Download Originals to this Mac. You can also select the photos and videos that you want to download from iCloud.com.

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