I set up iCloud on my iPhone so that photos are synced from my iPhone to iCloud and my 5GB filled up. Since then, I imported my photos into the Photos app on my Mac which is not logged in to my iCloud account. From there, I exported the photos to my NAS drive for long term storage. Now, in the settings on my iPhone, I have disabled Photos from syncing with iCloud. I want to remove the photos from iCloud so that I will have 5GB of storage available for iCloud Drive, etc. How do I simply disable/deactivate the Photos app in iCloud itself? If I delete a photo inside iCloud, I get the warning that it will delete photos on all my devices. I am afraid if I later go back to my phone and enable Photos to sync with iCloud (possibly by accident), it will delete the photos on my phone since the last activity was the deletion in iCloud. I need to keep the photos on my phone and I want iCloud to return to a sort of "new" state as if photos have never been synced so I will have my 5GB of storage free to use for iCloud Drive. My iPhone is the only device that has ever been connected to my iCloud account. I signed up for iCloud when I bought the my phone. If I had never foolishly turned on Photos to sync in my phone settings, I would have 5GB of free space available.