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iCloud: Delete photos or videos from a shared album

Delete photos or videos from a shared album

When you delete a photo or video from a shared photo album, it’s removed from the shared album on all your devices and all subscribers’ devices. The owner of a shared album can delete photos and videos that anyone adds. Subscribers to a shared album can delete the photos and videos they add.

Note:   Shared albums are called shared streams on iOS 7 devices.

On an iOS 8 device

  1. In the Photos app, tap Shared at the bottom of the screen, then tap Sharing at the top of the screen.

  2. Tap the shared album you want to delete photos or videos from.

    You can’t delete from the Activity stream.

  3. Tap Select, tap one or more photos, then tap .

  4. Tap Delete x Photos or Delete Photo.

On an iOS 7 device

  1. In the Photos app, tap Shared at the bottom of the screen, then tap Streams at the top of the screen.

  2. Tap the shared stream you want to delete photos or videos from.

    You can’t delete from the Activity stream.

  3. Tap Select, tap one or more photos, then tap .

  4. Tap Delete x Photos or Delete Photo.

On a Mac using iPhoto or Aperture

On Apple TV

  1. Go to iCloud Photos.

  2. Select an album, press the center button on your remote, then select a photo or video you want to delete.

  3. Hold down the center button on your remote until a dialog appears, then select Delete Photo.

    If you simply press the center button instead of holding it down, a full-screen image appears instead of the dialog where you can remove the image.

On a Windows computer

  1. Select iCloud Photos under Favorites in a folder window of File Explorer (Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7).

  2. Double-click the shared album you want to delete photos or videos from.

    You can’t delete from the Activity stream.

  3. Click a photo or video you want to delete, so that it appears in the Comments section on the right.

  4. Right-click the selected photo or video, then choose Delete from the menu that appears.

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2014
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