How do you delete from Photostream?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by blurb23, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    How do you take stuff off of there? What exactly all goes on there?

    And if you have another iDevice that's not updated to iOS 5 (still on 4.2), will it receive Photostream pictures?
  2. Sam Yikin, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    Sam Yikin macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2007
    You can't for now. I expect Apple will patch this in the future, this is a big thing to miss.
    You can apparently reset your whole photo stream, that seems kind of extreme though.
  3. Bugdozer macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    go to

    log in click on your name
    then click advance
    then click reset photo stream

    from apple site:

    After resetting your Photo Stream, you can also remove any photos that have been downloaded to your device or computers. To do this, follow the directions below:

    On your iOS device, you can remove photos from the Photo Stream view by turning off Photo Stream and then optionally turning it back on. You can do this at Settings > iCloud > Photo Stream.

    If you added any Photo Stream photos to other albums or the Camera Roll on your iOS device, you can locate and delete these photos manually, if desired.
  4. cshearer macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    I only know how to delete it entirely, I do not know how to delete individual photos.

    To remove all of the photos, go to, log in. Then, click on your name at the top-right next to the sign out button, go to advanced, and there will be the option to "Restore Photo Stream".

    To answer your other questions, any photos you take with any of your devices, or any photos you save from apps or the internet will be in it. Also, and photos you add from your computer. And no, iCloud only works with iOS 5, therefore any devices using a previous version will not support Photo Stream. (To my knowledge.)
  5. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
  6. ad2435 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009
    So to delete one photo stream photo, you have to delete all of them??

    That is really stupid.
  7. hoosiersunited macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011
    This is one of two minor compliants I have with iOS 5 - not being able to delete an individual picture in the Stream. The other is that I don't get Reminders that aren't dated in the Notification screen, but that's really minor.

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