This guide will show you how to delete photos from iPhone and iCloud in one quick action from your iPhone, iPad or iCloud on a Mac or PC.
With iOS 8, Apple changed the way iCloud works and gives you a new and improved way to use iCloud for non-PhotoStream based photos that only show you 1,000 photos from the last 30 days. The new iCloud Photo Library feature lets you keep all of your photos linked between all your devices and iCloud.
With this change, you can now find the photo you want in iCloud, on your Mac, PC, iPad or iPhone — wherever you take the photo. You will need to turn on iCloud Photo Library to use this new option, but once you do that and allow the library to sync, it will be much easier to delete photos from iPhone and iCloud with one tap.
For this guide to work, you must be using iOS 8 or later; that means you need an iPhone 4s or newer and an iPad 2 and newer running at least iOS 8. Once you set this, you can delete a photo from all your devices. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about an embarrassing photo being uploaded to all your devices and then forgetting to delete it at some point.
If you’re not already using iCloud Photo Library or have something you know as iCloud Photos, you need to turn it on. go. You can learn more about how to use iCloud Photo Library in iOS 8 in our guide to the new service. This is a great way to keep your photos and videos backed up to iCloud and all your devices, and makes it incredibly easy to delete a photo from iCloud and your iPhone.
To delete a photo from iCloud and your iPhone and all other devices, you need to follow the steps below.
. It will be deleted from iCloud and all your other devices in a few minutes.
You can also do this in iCloud Photos on the web. Sign in to iCloud with
That’s all you need to do to make sure your photos are no longer on iCloud or on your iPhone. If you accidentally delete a photo, it will be stored in the Recently Deleted Photos Album for 30 days. You can find it inside. From here you can take the photo permanently with one tap. You can learn more about how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in our guide.