By Glenn Fleishman Macworld.com
With iCloud Photo Library on, clearing storage space isn’t a trivial task.
I recently wrote a Mac 911 column titled, “Yes, if you delete your photos from iCloud Photo Library, they’re deleted everywhere.” I thought that might close the door on the question. Instead, I continue to get perfectly reasonable variants on it.
If you have iCloud Photo Library enabled, and want to clear out space occupied by photos and other media:
- Do not delete images or videos from iCloud.com.
- Do not delete images or videos from the Photos app in iOS for any device logged into the same iCloud account.
- Do not delete images or videos from Photos for macOS for any computer logged into the same iCloud account.
- Do not go into the Recently Deleted album and delete media.
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