Photos app and iCloud

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by james1758, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. james1758 macrumors regular


    May 26, 2013
    Hi all,

    I'm sorting out my photos library.

    I turned off iCloud from both my phone and mac and then deleted about 10'000 photos (mainly duplicates) over the past few days. I have about 2'000 photos left.

    I now want to sync these photos to iCloud (and thus to my iPhone).

    However, when I turn back in iCloud photos from my mac it populates my photos app with iCloud photos that I no longer need. It seems that I have to wait 26 more days for my (old) photos to be permanently deleted from iCloud.

    Can I permanently delta these photos from iCloud myself? Which would then mean I can turn back on iCloud from my mac and only have photos I want on iCloud.

    Hope I have made sense.

    Thanks in advance,

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