Are you running out of iCloud storage? Do you want to delete some photos but don’t know how to do it efficiently? No worries, in this article, we will guide you step by step on how to delete photos from iCloud and free up your storage space.
First, you need to realize that deleting photos from iCloud does not mean deleting them permanently. You can still access them on other Apple devices that are using the same iCloud account. If you want to delete photos permanently, you need to follow an extra step at the end of this article.
Now, let’s dive into the steps for deleting photos from iCloud:
Step 1: Open iCloud.com in a web browser
On your computer, open a web browser and go to iCloud.com. Log in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
Step 2: Click on “Photos” icon
Once you’ve logged in, click on the “Photos” icon. This will bring up all the photos currently stored in your iCloud account.
Step 3: Choose the photos to delete
Select the photos you want to delete by clicking on them. You can select multiple photos at once by holding down the “Command” button and clicking on each photo.
Step 4: Delete the selected photos
After selecting the photos you want to delete, click on the trash icon located on the top right corner of the page. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Click on “Delete” to confirm.
Step 5: Check the status of deletion
After you have deleted the photos, they will be moved to the “Recently Deleted” folder in iCloud. These photos will still take up storage space, but they will be deleted permanently after 30 days. To free up space immediately, you can go to the “Recently Deleted” folder and delete them permanently.
Extra Step: How to Permanently Delete Photos from iCloud
If you want to delete photos permanently from iCloud, you need to follow a few extra steps:
1. Open “Recently Deleted” folder and select the photos you want to delete permanently.
2. Click on “Delete All” button located on the top right corner of the page.
3. Confirm the deletion by clicking on “Delete.”
4. Check the storage space in iCloud to see if it has been freed up.
In conclusion, deleting photos from iCloud is a quick and easy process. Follow the steps outlined in this article, and you will be on your way to freeing up storage space in no time. Remember to check the “Recently Deleted” folder for photos that require permanent deletion. Keep your iCloud storage refreshed and you’ll never have to worry about running out of space again.