How to delete multiple pictures at once in iCloud Photos using a web browser

If you’re a frequent user of iCloud Photo Library, you might find yourself with a cluttered photo collection. Deleting multiple pictures at once can be a tedious task, but with a few simple steps, you can free up storage space in no time.

In this article, we’ll show you how to delete multiple pictures at once in iCloud Photo Library from your web browser, making it easier to manage your photo collection and keep your iCloud storage under control.

iCloud Photos in a web browser on Mac

iCloud Photos (earlier called iCloud Photo Library) lets you back up your photos & videos and sync them across your Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. When enabled on your devices, what you do to a picture on one device, syncs over to your other devices effortlessly. If you edit a photo on your iPhone, for example, this new edit will carry over to the same photo on your iPad and vice versa. Likewise, deleting a picture from iCloud Photos on your Mac deletes it from all your other devices.

While most people manage their iCloud Photos directly from the Photos app on their main device, be it an iPhone, an iPad, or a Mac, some people might prefer to edit these photos directly from a browser by pointing Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Edge to Here’s how.

Delete multiple iCloud Photos at once

1) Visit in a web browser on your Mac or PC and sign in using your Apple ID.

2) Select Photos.

3) Make sure you’re in the Library section.

4) Select all the photos you want to delete:

  • On Mac, press and hold the Command key while clicking the photos you want to delete. You can also press Command + A to select all (up to 1000) loaded photos.
  • On Windows, hold the Control key while selecting the photos. Make sure you press or keep holding the Command key every time you click, or else it’s going to undo your previous selections.

5) Click the trash icon located at the top of the browser window, then confirm you indeed want to delete the selected items.

Delete several pictures from iCloud Photos using a web browser

Finally, to remove the images permanently, go to the Recently Deleted section and hit Delete All.

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