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Using iCloud for Your Photos: How to Select More Than One Photo on iCloud

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Your iPhone can hold hundreds of images, so keeping track of your photographs can be difficult. To keep organised and free up space, it might be helpful to delete the images you don’t need. Doing this one-by-one can be time-consuming, however, so here’s a guide on how to select all photos on iCloud so you can quickly delete unwanted images in bulk.

How to select more than one photo on iCloud

1. On your Mac or PC, log into your Apple account at www.icloud.com.

iCloud Login

2. Click on Photos.

iCloud - Photos

3. On a Mac, click anywhere on the page (to focus your cursor). Then press Cmd + A to select all images.

iCloud - Select All

4. On a PC, you don’t need to click on the web page first, simply press CTRL + A to select all images.

iCloud - Select All PC

5. From here, you can download or delete the images in bulk.

iCloud - Delete

How to deselect photos

If there are photos in your selection that you’d prefer to keep, you can simply deselect them before you tap Delete. Here’s how.

  1. On a Mac, when all photos are selected, hold down cmd/⌘ and left-click on any images you want to deselect. Tap Delete when ready.
  2. On a PC, when all photos are selected, hold down CTRL and left-click on any images you want to deselect. Tap Delete when ready.

How to select more than one photo with iCloud Photo Library on iPhone

If you can’t access a PC or Mac and would prefer to delete photos on your iPhone instead, that’s simple too. Here’s how.

1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

iPhone - Photos

2. Tap the Select button.

iPhone - Select Photos

3. Hold and drag your finger across the images you want to select. When selected, the images will be overlayed with a blue tick.

iPhone - Photos Overlay

4. Delete the unwanted images by tapping the bin icon.

iPhone - Delete Photos

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