Deleting photos from Photo stream

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by IDHAWKDRVR, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. IDHAWKDRVR macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2009
    Just something I figured out this morning. I experimented with photo stream between a 1st Gen 64gig WiFi iPad and my iPhone 4. I took a couple stupid pictures and sure enough, Photo Stream worked great. On the iPad, I saved the "good" pictures and then turned Photo Stream off on the iPad. This effectively deleted all the Photo Stream photos that I didn't save on the iPad. It worked the same on my Macbook Pro.

    Turning on Photo Stream re-downloads the photos from iCloud. So I'll have to go into iCloud and reset my photo stream.

    All the other solutions were to go into iCloud directly and reset the photo stream. Not sure if this will help anyone, but it provided an easy way to delete Photo Stream photos off a device instantly.
  2. tuyentalent macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Thanks for your solution. It helps a lot.
    Just want to make it more clearer for the followers:
    1. Turn off photo stream in iOS devices
    2. Turn off photo stream in Mac OS Lion computers
    3. Reset photo stream in iCloud

    There above steps will help to delete all photo in photo stream.
  3. Trek7300 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Nashville Area
    My problem is, when I go to the iCloud (Web based at and click on Reset Photo Stream - it apparently does not work. I'm running Windows 7 on a PC. When I do it using Chrome, nothing ever happens. If I do it using IE9, after a few minutes I get a pop up message that says that Photo Stream could not be reset due to a server error. Please try again later.


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