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iCloud: Delete photos from My Photo Stream

  • The My Photo Stream album on iOS 8 devices when iCloud Photo Library beta is not enabled

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

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

On your iOS 8 device when iCloud Photo Library beta 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 8 device when iCloud Photo Library beta 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 or Delete [x] Photos.

    Note: This deletes any photos from iCloud Photo Library beta, including photos that are on other devices and in My Photo Stream.

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 a Mac using iPhoto or Aperture

  • For instructions, see one of these iPhoto Help or Aperture Help topics:

Add, remove, and edit items in a shared photo stream

Work with the Aperture Trash

On Apple TV

  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.

On a Windows computer

  1. Select iCloud Photos under Favorites in a folder window of File Explorer (Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7), then double-click My Photo Stream.

  2. Right-click a photo you want to remove, then choose Delete from the menu that appears.

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

Last Modified: Feb 5, 2015
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