As technology advances and phone storage becomes limited, many people turn to cloud storage services like iCloud to store their files and photos. However, as time goes by, these files add up, and you may find yourself with more photos than you need, taking up valuable storage space on your iCloud account. In this article, we’ll show you how to delete photos from iCloud easily, freeing up space for more important files.
Step 1: Open the iCloud website
The first step to deleting photos from iCloud is to access it. To do this, simply visit the iCloud website on your web browser and sign in using your Apple ID credentials.
Step 2: Navigate to Photos
Once you’ve signed in, you’ll be directed to the iCloud home page. Here, you’ll see various Apple services available to you. To delete photos, click on “Photos.” This will take you to your iCloud photos library.
Step 3: Select the photos you want to delete
Now that you’re in your photo library, you can begin selecting the photos you want to delete. To do this, simply click on the photos you want to delete. You’ll see a checkmark appear on the selected photo.
If you want to delete multiple photos, simply click on one photo, then hold down the “Shift” key while selecting the other photos. This will select all the photos in between, making it easier to delete them all at once.
Step 4: Delete the selected photos
After selecting the photos you want to delete, click on the “Delete” button located in the top right corner of the screen. You’ll be prompted with a message asking if you’re sure you want to delete the photos. Click “Delete” to confirm.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected photos and choose “Delete” from the options. Confirm your choice by clicking “Delete.”
Step 5: Check your recently deleted album
Once you’ve deleted your photos from iCloud, you still have a chance to recover them if you change your mind. iCloud has a ‘Recently Deleted’ album where all deleted photos go for a period of time before being permanently deleted. To access this album, click on “Albums” from the bottom of the screen and click “Recently Deleted.” Here, you can choose to recover or delete the photos permanently.
Deleting photos from iCloud is a straightforward process that only takes a few clicks. By following these steps, you can free up valuable iCloud storage space and organize your photo library. Remember to regularly sort and delete unnecessary photos to keep your iCloud storage running smoothly.