11.3 big bug? photos never erasable

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by phoneWilli, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. phoneWilli macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2018
    my friend has this big bug founded. can you it reproduce?

    You has 1 iPhone only. 1 Apple ID only and photos and albums in the stock photos app.
    No a desktop pc or a other iOS device, hardware, mac, notebook etc..
    Really 1 iPhone only!

    1. Open the photos app on this iPhone. Activate iCloud Photo Library.
    2. Now upload the photos and albums to the iCloud Photo Library (please wait until it is completed).
    2.1. you can also make it faster by selecting only a few photos.
    3. Go to Settings app -> Apple ID -> remove this iPhone (logout)
    4. Then this iPhone is dead (fallen down on the floor) or selling this device to other people.
    5. 1 Weeks Later comes your new iPad. This iPad login to the same Apple ID.
    6. Open the photos app, activate iCloud Photo library. you see the old photos from old iPhone device. but now you cannot delete these photos or albums from your old device.
  2. fortheus macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    When you sell it, why don’t you erase/reset your phone?

    If you logout your icloud how you would expect erasing photo from one device sync to another?
  3. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    You never just log out of iCloud when selling a device. You reset it using iTunes or removing all content in settings. This will remove it from your iCloud account.

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