Turn off iCloud Photo Service on iPhone and iPad
Turn off iCloud Photo Service on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Photos is a great place to automatically backup photos stored on your iPhone or iPad because it gives you 5GB of free space. However, if you are out of space and don't want to upgrade to a paid plan, consider turning it off.

What you need to know before you start

You can turn off the service on your phone or tablet without losing photos or videos. However, it is recommended to back up all the photos and videos on the device.

You can upload all your photos and videos directly to your account on another cloud storage service through the iCloud website, or transfer them to your Windows or Mac computer using a USB cable.

Before stopping the service on your device, it is recommended to switch to the Download and Keep Original option as this option will download the full resolution of all iCloud photos and videos taken from all devices.

If your account does not have enough storage space, please upload photos from the iCloud website before stopping the service.

If you are using the service on a separate device, the original version can still be used at full resolution on other devices using the service as well. However, the photo will be deleted from your current device within 30 days before it is deleted.

They can be restored by re-enabling the option to download and save the original file. If you use all the capacity available to the service, your photos will not be downloaded and your gallery will not be updated on all your devices.

Turn off iCloud Photo Service on iPhone

Once your photos are downloaded and saved safely. To stop the service, do the following:

  •     Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  •     Click on your name at the top and choose the iCloud option.
  •     Choose Picture Options.
  •     Turn off the switch next to iCloud Photos.

If you are using iPhone Storage Optimization, a pop-up will appear asking if you want to download a copy of iCloud photos to your phone and you need to choose the option to download photos and videos here.

If your device is out of space and you are sure you have a backup of your photos, you can use the Delete from iPhone option.

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