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Is your iCloud storage full? Do you want to delete photos from your iCloud to free up some space?
iCloud storage full

Do you want to downgrade your iCloud storage plan and stop paying for it (or just get rid of iCloud for good)? If any of the above applies to you, you’ve landed on the right article.

Delete all photos from iCloud

  1. Download CopyTrans Cloudly:
    Download iCloud photos

  2. Run the app. Enter your Apple ID and password.
    Enter Apple ID and password

  3. If you have a two-factor authentication enabled, please allow the connection on one of your devices:
    Apple ID sign in requested

  4. Enter the code:
    Apple ID verification code
    Two factor authentication

  5. Wait until your iCloud Photo Library is loaded. To delete all photos and videos from iCloud, click “Delete”:
    Delete photos from iCloud Photo Library

  6. Now you will need to confirm that you want to delete ALL your photos and videos from iCloud by clicking the checkbox.

    Important: Please note that if your iCloud Photo Library is enabled, your photos and videos will be deleted from all the devices that are associated with the Apple ID you logged in with.

  7. Voila! All you need to do now is wait until all your photos and videos are deleted.
    Delete all photos from iCloud Photo Library

  8. You can now disable your iCloud Photo Library if you want. Go to your iPhone settings >> iCloud >> Photos >> turn iCloud Photo Library switch off.
    disable icloud photo library on iphone

    BONUS: you can retrieve some of the photos you deleted forever! Who would’ve thought?

    Delete photos directly from icloud.com

    If you want to choose which photos you want to delete, go directly through icloud.com.

    1. Go to icloud.com and log in using your Apple ID and password. iCloud sign in page

    2. Click on Photos. Click on Photos icon in iCloud

    3. You will see all the photos and videos stored in your iCloud Photo Library. Select the one you want to delete and click the trash icon. You will have to select the photos one by one.

      Delete iCloud photos one by one

    4. You can also delete photos by moments. Hover over the moment and you will see two buttons: plus sign and share sign (1). Click on either of them and the whole moment will be selected. Now you can click on the Trash bucket icon (2) and delete the entire moment.

      Delete iCloud photos by moments

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Irina is a marketing and tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market, who dyes her hair in the color of her cats' fur (future cat lady detected) and enjoys sitting on her balcony on a rainy day reading books, watching TV shows, playing video games and drinking hot chocolate. With marshmallows.