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[Solved] Cannot Delete Single or Multiple Photos In Photostream In iCloud On iPhone, iPad

I have been hearing this question a lot from my friends who are using photostream on iphone, ipod or ipad running iOS 5 as when users using apple devices running the running ios 5.0.1 or earlier they experience this problem, as per which when they try to Delete Single or Multiple Photos In Photostream section under Photos app on iphone camera roll they don’t see any option to delete theme as shown in the image below.

Delete Single or Multiple Photos In Photostream

Firstly let me tell you as per apple how does photostream works –“iCloud manages your Photo Stream efficiently so you don’t run out of storage space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you have Photo Stream enabled on your iOS device, every single photo you take appears in a special Photo Stream album that holds your last 1000 photos. You can’t edit or delete photos from your Photo Stream. If you want to touch up a photo or keep a favorite shot permanently, simply save it to your Camera Roll. iCloud stores new photos for 30 days, so you have plenty of time to connect your iOS device to Wi-Fi and make sure you always have your most recent shots handy”

Some other questions for which you might get your answer after reading two most popular questions and their answers about photostream in icloud apple feature.

How do I delete photos from my Photo Stream in iCloud?

Individual photos cannot be deleted from your Photo Stream. You can, however, delete all the photos in your Photo Stream by clicking the Reset Photo Stream button in your account at The Reset Photo Stream button will instantly delete all Photo Stream photos stored in iCloud, but it will not remove any Photo Stream photos that have already been pushed to your devices.

How do I delete photos from my Photo Stream on my devices?

After deleting the photos from your Photo Stream in iCloud, you can remove the Photo Stream photos from your devices as follows – On your iOS devices, go to Settings > iCloud > Photo Stream and turn Photo Stream off. This will delete all the photos from your Photo Stream album as shown in the image below.

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Note: If there are any photos you want to keep on your device, make sure to add them to an album or save them to your Camera Roll first.

When will you be able to delete single or multiple photos in photostream?

For all those wondering how can they delete single or multiple photos from photostream which is a sub feature supported by icloud new feature in iOS 5, now as if now there is no support till iOS 5.0.1 but hopefully as it looks like in new ios developer beta preview of ios 5.1 photostream is going to get much better, as there will be option to delete Single or multiple photos in photostream unloaded on the icloud account and moreover you will see the photo get deleted automatically from your icloud account once you delete it from photostream section on camera roll on your iphone, ipod touch or ipad 1, 2 – you can read about how this feature will actually work at this link and this new feature addition into ios 5.1 is almost confirmed, as you we see this feature listed in ios version history on Wikipedia under ios 5.1 expected changes and new feature.

By abhishek

Abhishek Bhatnagar is an apple engineer at heart and an apple products user since the first iPhone, he posses a Engineer degree and loves to review Apple products ans iOS apps.

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