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How to Select All Photos on iCloud

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Your iPhone can hold hundreds of images, so keeping track of your photographs can be difficult. You may have already read our guide on setting up your iCloud library but do you need some extra help on how to organize your photos?

To keep organized and free up space on either your iPhone or Mac, it’s always a good idea to delete any images you don’t need. This will help you stay organized but also free up your memory. . 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

Whether you’re organizing your photos on your phone or your Mac, 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 – once you see the iconic multicolored flower logo, you’ll know you’re in the right place.

iPhone - Photos

2. Once you’ve arrived on to your photos, go ahead and tap the Select button in the top left hand corner

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. To delete the unwanted images simply tap the bin icon. It’s as easy as that!

iPhone - Delete Photos

Learn more with Motif

If you’d like more advice on editing, organizing, and downloading your images, visit our blog. We have a range of helpful step-by-step guides and articles to help you better manage your Camera Roll. From how to recover lost photos on your iPhone and how to crop a photo, to the best iPhone camera settings and how to print photos directly from your device – let Motif teach you how to do amazing things with your Apple devices today. Download our app on iOS or Mac Store to make the most of your beautiful photos today!

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