iCloud: Delete photos from My Photo Stream

Delete photos from My Photo Stream

When you delete photos from My Photo Stream, they are removed from:

  • The My Photo Stream album on iOS 9 or iOS 8 devices when iCloud Photo Library is not turned on

  • Your photo library on iOS 9 or iOS 8 devices when iCloud Photo Library is turned on

  • The My Photo Stream album on iOS 7 devices, Mac and Windows computers, and Apple TV

On your iOS 9 or iOS 8 device when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled

  1. In the Photos app, tap Albums, then tap My Photo Stream.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Tap a photo.

    • Tap Select, then tap one or more photos.

  3. Tap , then tap Delete Photo or Delete [x] Photos.

On your iOS 9 or iOS 8 device when iCloud Photo Library is turned on

  1. In the Photos app, tap Photos.

  2. In Moments view, do one of the following:

    • Tap a photo.

    • Tap Select, then tap one or more photos.

  3. Tap , then tap Delete Photo.

Deleted photos are placed in the Recently Deleted album, where they remain for 30 days. After that, items are permanently removed from all your devices set up for iCloud Photo Library.

You can recover items from the Recently Deleted album. You can also remove items from your device before the 30-day time period is up. For instructions, see Use iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device.

On your iOS 7 device

  1. In the Photos app, tap Albums, then tap My Photo Stream.

  2. Do either of the following:

    • Tap a photo.

    • Tap Select, then tap one or more photos.

  3. Tap , then tap Delete Photo or Delete [x] Photos.

On Apple TV (3rd generation and earlier)

You can delete photos from My Photo Stream on Apple TV (3rd generation and earlier).

  1. Go to iCloud Photos.

  2. Select My Photo Stream, press the center button on your remote, then select a photo you want to delete.

  3. Hold down the center button on your remote, then choose 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.

For more information about deleting photos from My Photo Stream, see the Apple Support article Delete photos from My Photo Stream.

Last Modified: Jun 18, 2016
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