Deleting photos from your iPhone doesn't have to mean deleting them from your iCloud account as well. Learn how to keep your photos safe and organized with this helpful guide.
The iPhone is a popular device used by millions of people around the world. It stores photos, videos, documents, and other data. While the device itself is relatively secure, it can be vulnerable to data loss. Fortunately, there are ways to delete photos from an iPhone but not iCloud. This method is useful for those who want to free up space on their device but still keep their photos stored in their iCloud account.
Step 1: Open the Settings App
The first step in deleting photos from an iPhone but not iCloud is to open the Settings app. To do this, locate and select the Settings app on the home screen of your iPhone.
Step 2: Select Your iCloud Account
Once the Settings app is open, select your iCloud account. This can be done by tapping the “Sign in to your iPhone” button at the top of the screen. If you are already signed in, the name of your iCloud account will be displayed instead.
Step 3: Select “Photos”
After selecting your iCloud account, click on the “Photos” option. This will open up a list of all the photos and albums stored in your iCloud account.
Step 4: Select the Photos You Want to Delete
Once you open the Photos option, select the photos you want to delete. You can select multiple photos by tapping on them one by one. To deselect a photo, tap it again.
Step 5: Tap the Trash Can Icon
Once you have selected the photos you want to delete, tap the trash can icon at the bottom of the screen. This will delete the photos from your iPhone but not iCloud.
Step 6: Confirm Deletion
After tapping the trash can icon, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the photos. Tap “Delete Photos” to confirm the deletion.
Step 7: Check Your iCloud Account
The final step is to check your iCloud account to make sure the photos were deleted. To do this, open the Photos app and select your iCloud account. You should see that the photos you deleted from your iPhone are still stored in your iCloud account.
By following these steps, you can easily delete photos from an iPhone but not iCloud. This is a great way to free up space on your device without losing any photos or other important data. It is important to note that this process does not delete the photos from iCloud, only from the device. If you want to delete the photos from iCloud, you will need to follow a separate process.