How do I delete my photos on my phone but not the iCloud?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by UKPoliticsGuy, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. UKPoliticsGuy macrumors regular

    May 3, 2009
    Hey all,

    My iPhone is clogged up with photos. All my photos are on the iCloud library thing.

    How do I remove all the photos on my iPhone to clear up memory?

    Anyone? Please? Sorry if it's a n00b question.
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The only way is to import the photos onto your computer, when prompted if you wish to delete or keep, click delete. There is no way to remove the photos on the device without deleting them on iCloud as well. iOS 8 uses photo stream in which all the photos saved locally are also saved on iCloud. I myself sync my photos/videos on Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive, so even though they are removed from iCloud and my iPhone, I can still retrieve them from the app or one my computer.

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