iCloud Photo Library is a new way of managing iPhone photos by storing photos in iCloud. Keeping iCloud Photo Library enabled on your iPhone may quickly drain the 5 GB of free iCloud storage Apple provides. In addition, CopyTrans Photo will not function correctly in combination with iCloud Photo Library.
Therefore, we recommend that you turn off iCloud Photo Library by following these quick steps and instead keep the photos you take offline and privately stored on the iPhone or on a computer.
How do I know if iCloud Photo Library is enabled on my iPhone?
Open the Photos app on the iPhone or iPad
Make sure you are in “Albums” view
If you see “All Photos” on top instead of “Camera Roll”, then iCloud Photo Library is enabled
How to disable iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone?
On the iPhone, navigate to Settings > iCloud
In iCloud settings, tap “Photos”
Toggle the “iCloud Photo Library” to the Off position
What does iCloud Photo Library do to my iPhone photo library?
If you enabled iCloud Photo Library in combination with the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option, the full resolutions of the photos you take on the iPhone will be stored in your iCloud account. Your iPhone will only store low-quality copies of the photos.
If you don’t pay monthly for extra iCloud storage, the 5 GB of freely available iCloud space in your account will quickly get clogged up with your iPhone photos. As a result you’ll be prevented from making iCloud backups, syncing photos or saving anything else in your iCloud account.
I don’t want to pay for extra iCloud storage. What can I do?
There are number of things you can do if you would like to stay in the free 5Gb frame of iCloud Photo Library:
Download all photos and videos from iCloud to your PC, delete them all at once from icloud.com and roll back to 5Gb of free iCloud storage.
Use our free tool CopyTrans Cloudly: How to download, delete and retrieve deleted pictures and videos from iCloud
Regularly back up iPhone photos to PC
Regularly delete iPhone photos you backed-up to conserve free space