How do you delete Photostream albums?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by schrodl, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Photostream created two new albums on my iphone that were duplicates of the camera roll but with different names. This created two problems for me because the new photos and albums cannot be deleted. The new albums also filled all my remaining memory so I could not sync without deleting some apps.

    My iphone 3GS has .6 gig of un-delete able pictures on it. Photosteam is causing all kinds of problems because you cannot manage or delete the albums it creates. The non iOS5 forum has a 10 page discussion about this problem. No viable work around has been posted yet that I can find. Apple has to make changes in the iOS5 that allows users to delete photostream photos and albums after they are uploaded. My recommendation is that people do not use photosteam until Apple fixes this issue.

    If anyone has a work around please post it. I have tried turning photostream on and off. I have reset photos under advanced in iCloud. I tried deleting photo's using iFunBox. None of these methods worked.
     
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    Mr Kram

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    you can't delete individual pictures or even albums. resetting photo stream should have deleted everything.
     
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    Peace

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    log into iCloud.com and in your settings reset photo stream
     
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    Mr Kram

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    also, correct me if i'm wrong, but photo stream photos do not take up physical memory of your mobile device.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "resetting photo stream should have deleted everything" did not remove any pictures or albums.

    "log into iCloud.com and in your settings reset photo stream" only deleted the pictures in icloud.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    It would take up space.

    Unless it is a duplicate of something on your camera roll in which case it could just be a reference to the same image and not duplicating the space requirements.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "correct me if i'm wrong, but photo stream photos do not take up physical memory of your mobile device." Mine are taking up .6 gig and I have no other photos on my iphone.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Deleting pictures in photostream

    On the iphone go to settings:icloud: photostream, and turn it off. Do you want to delete phots? yes
     
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    anyway to delete a single photo?
     
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    r2shyyou

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    Nope, not that I know of.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Deleting single photo on photostream

    anyway to delete a single photo?
    there is no other way I know of besides re-setting photostream
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks..!!!
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Click the blue arrow next to the photo stream name and then it gives you the option to delete it :)
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Delete photostream

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    Hi, i am wondering how to delete photostream albums on ios 5? the photostream created two new albums on my iphone ios 5 that were duplicates of the camera roll but with different names! This is because the new photos and albums can't be deleted. The new albums also filled all my remaining memory so I could not sync without deleting some apps! what can i do to remove photostream albums on ios 5? any tips?
     
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    glsillygili

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    black magic
     
  16. macrumors member

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    Turn on photos in iCloud?
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Upvoted!!! First person with CORRECT answer.. thank you!!
     

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