Managing iCloud storage is a constant challenge. The free 5GB of iCloud storage provided by Apple almost certainly isn’t enough for most users, particularly if you have an iPhone or iPad and take lots of photos. In fact, with the default settings, your Camera Roll photo album will be backed up to iCloud as part of your initial setup process. However, given that there are other apps that will also upload images and videos to your iCloud account, there may not be enough space to keep everything stored in the cloud. That’s why it’s important to know how to turn off iCloud Photos on iPhones and iPad quickly and easily without having to delete all of your pictures or risk having them deleted automatically after hitting a storage threshold.
How To Turn Off Icloud Photos Without Deleting Everything?
- To begin, you’ll want to take a look at your Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. You should see a section called “Photos” that is currently set to “On.” If you don’t see this section, tap on the icon in the upper right-hand corner and select it to view it.
- Once in Photos, tap on the iCloud button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will allow you to toggle off iCloud storage for all of your devices and have them store their photos only locally instead of in iCloud.
- Once you have turned off iCloud storage, all of your devices will no longer be synced with iCloud and will store all images and videos locally instead of uploading them to Apple’s servers for safekeeping. However, if you do want to keep some photos stored in the cloud for easy access across multiple devices or just prefer not to have everything stored locally on your phone or tablet, there is an option within each app for manual uploads which can be done at any time from Settings > Photos > Manage Albums & Syncs.
- If you still want to keep all of your photos in the cloud, you can simply turn iCloud Photo Library back on and have them uploaded to the cloud again. To do this, simply tap on the iCloud button in the top right-hand corner of Photos and choose “On” from the menu. This will allow your devices to sync photos back up with iCloud again and upload them to Apple’s servers for safekeeping.
- When you have everything set up the way you want it, simply head to Settings > iCloud and toggle iCloud Photo Library back on to have your photos stored in the cloud again. This way, you can access your photos across all of your devices and keep them safe and sound in the cloud
How To Turn Off icloud Photos And Videos Permanently?
1. If you want to turn off iCloud Photo Library and your photos and videos on all of your devices permanently, you’ll need to head into the following settings on each device:
iPad: Settings > iCloud > Photos
iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Photos & Videos
iPod Touch: Settings > iCloud (4th Generation) or Settings > Music in iOS 12.2 or later
2. Once in the settings screen, select “Manage Storage” from the top navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. This will allow you to toggle off iCloud storage for all of your devices and have them store their photos only locally instead of in iCloud, as opposed to having them stored on Apple’s servers. Select “Off” from this menu if you want everything deleted locally on each device instead of being synced back up with iCloud again. This will not affect any existing content already stored in the cloud.
3. When finished, tap “Done” at the top of this screen and select “Set Up Now” from the subsequent menu to have your devices upload all photos and videos back up with iCloud again so that they are synced across all devices again. This way, you can access your photos across all of your devices and keep them safe and sound in the cloud once more with no issues whatsoever.
How To Manually Delete Photos From Your iphone Or ipad Camera Roll On icloud
- If you want to remove photos from your iPhone or iPad Camera Roll but don’t want to delete them entirely, you can simply tap on the “Photos” button in the top left-hand corner of Photos, scroll down to select “Edit” from the menu and toggle off iCloud Photo Library from this screen. This will allow you to manually manage your photos on your device without automatically uploading them into iCloud again.
- To do this, tap on the “Photos” button in the top left-hand corner of Photos and scroll down to select “Edit” from the menu. This will bring up a list of all of your albums and photos stored locally on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on any album or photo that you wish to remove from iCloud and select “Remove From Photos & Videos” from this screen instead.
- This will allow you to remove photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad Camera Roll without having to delete them entirely. To do this, select the photo or video you wish to remove, tap and hold on to it until a pop-up menu appears, select “Delete Photo” from this menu and confirm.
Why You Should Use icloud?
- iCloud lets you access your photos, videos, and other files from all of your devices, regardless of what device you’re using. You can even share items between your devices via iCloud.
- iCloud keeps your photos safe and secure, meaning that if you lose or damage an iPhone or iPad, it will be easier to restore from iCloud backups instead of having to use a different method for recovering data.
- If you have more than one Apple ID set up on any of your devices, all of the content that is stored in the cloud will be synced across all of them so that it can be accessed by multiple users without any issues whatsoever.
- iCloud Photo Library automatically backs up your photos and videos locally, meaning that you can restore them to your device if you ever need to, no matter what device you’re using.
- If you have a Mac or PC, all of your photos will be backed up and synced with the same iCloud account that is on all of your iOS devices too. This means that if anything happens to any of your devices, it will be easier to get back onto the internet from anywhere in the world again.
How To Manually Share Photos From Your iphone Or ipad Camera Roll With Another Ios Device On icloud
- If you want to share photos with another iOS device on iCloud but don’t want to delete them entirely, first tap on the “Photos” button in Photos and scroll down to select “View” from the menu at the top left-hand corner of this screen. Select “Edit” from this screen if you do not see this option at the top left-hand corner by default. This will bring up a list of all of your albums and photos stored locally on your iPhone or iPad that are compatible with being shared with other devices over iCloud; tap any album or photo here to enable sharing for it here as well as enable sharing for all other compatible albums and photos, too.
- Next, you should select the device you wish to share with from the “Share Photo” pop-up menu at the top of this screen; you can select an iCloud-enabled device from here or select “Other iOS Devices” to share photos with other iOS devices that are not set up on iCloud. You can also tap on “Add to Favorites” if you want to save it in a place that will always be accessible via this device.
- Once you have selected the device to which you wish to share your photos, tap on “Done” in the top right-hand corner of this screen instead of selecting a specific photo or album so that Photos will automatically upload all of your photos into their respective folders within the appropriate album on your chosen device and then sync them across all devices accordingly.
There are lots of things that you can do to manage your iCloud storage and make sure that you always have enough space to back up your iPhone and iPad. One of the most obvious things to do is to disable or delete any iCloud-enabled apps that you don’t use. However, if you do this, you’ll want to make sure that you turn off iCloud Photos as well. Another option is to change the storage settings for the iCloud Photos feature. You can change the storage settings so that your photos take up less space on iCloud. This will allow you to keep using iCloud Photos and have enough room for all of your photos that are stored in the Camera Roll. With these tips, you can be sure that you have enough space in your iCloud account for all of your photos and data.