How to Delete Photos and Albums from iCloud Photo Stream in iOS 7.x

iCloud Photo Streams in iOS 7 are a great way to share your photos with your friends. But it’s also a great way to share photos across all your devices. Apple designed the Photo Stream as a service that works like social networking but for a limited number of people in your circle.

While Photo Streams are iCloud-based, the photos are stored on your iPhone too. That’s for quick access. If you feel that there’s a ton of photos in the Photo Streams, and you want to delete photos or entire albums, it’s easy. It’s almost the same as deleting photos from your camera roll.

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How to Delete Photos and Albums from iCloud Photo Stream on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open the Photos app.

Step #2. Tap on Shared.

Step #3. You will be shown an Activity page. Tap on Streams to go back to the albums.

Step #4. Now, tap on the album from which you want to delete the photos.

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Step #5. Tap on Edit.

Step #6. Select photos you want to trash/delete.

Step #7. Tap on the trash icon on bottom-right.

And to delete entire photo stream albums from your iPhone:

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Step #1. Open the Photos app.

Step #2. Tap on Shared and then on Streams to see an Album-view of the photo stream.

Step #3. Now, tap on Edit.

Step #4. Tap the ‘-‘ on the left of the album. Then on Delete.

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There’s a thing about deleting photo streams from your iPhone. When you created a photo stream and then delete it, you are effectively removing the whole album with it. If in case this is a part of ‘My Photo Stream’, (which syncs photos to all your other devices that have the same iCloud ID), these photos/albums will be gone from all your other devices too.

Suppose someone shared a photo stream with you and you are deleting these photos/albums, then that won’t affect the originals/source. It will only remove it from your device.

Jignesh Padhiyar
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