How to Turn off iCloud Photo Library

iCloud Photo Library is an online photo storage service provided by Apple. Along with iPhone, iPad and iPod, iCloud Photo Library works seamlessly with the Photos app to sync your media to Mac, Apple TV and iCloud itself. iCloud Photo Library stores every photo and video you take, and keeps them up to date on all your devices. As a result, you can access your library from any device, anytime you want. Meanwhile, any changes you make to your collection on one device, change on your other devices too.

It seems quite good and convenient, right? However, iCloud Photo Library will spend the storage space of your iCloud. What’s more, if you took some personal pictures, they will be immediately synced to all devices. Hence it’s never a smart thing to enable it all the time. Here comes the question: How can you turn off iCloud Photo Library? In this guide, we would show you how to disable iCloud Photo Library on different devices in less than one minute.


Disable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone, Mac and Apple TV

The following guide uses iPhone as a sample. In addition, you may apply this guide to iPad and iPod as well.


1 Turn off iCloud Photo Library on iPhone
First of all, make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of iOS. Then open Setting and locate to iCloud. After that, tap “Photos” and switch off “iCloud Photo Library“.

disable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone

2 Disable iCloud Photo Library on Mac
On Mac with OS X 10.10 or later, go to System Preferences > iCloud > Options, then deselect iCloud Photo Library. Since now, this Mac is off from iCloud Photo Library sync.

3 Switch off iCloud Photo Library on Apple TV
You may also switch off iCloud Photo Library sync over your Apple TV. Go to Setting > Accounts > iCloud, down under Photos, turn off iCloud Photo Library.

Here are all the steps to turn off your iCloud Photo Library on iPhone, Mac and Apple TV. Same thing you can perform on your iPad and iPod touch. By doing all these, now you can protect your privacy from unwanted leaking.
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