One of the biggest drawbacks of the iPhone 5, regardless of the model of it that you have, is the limited amount of space on the device. You can fix some of these issues by deleting songs, for example, but there are many areas of the device where a lot of space is being used. One of these areas is the Photo Stream, which allows you to share images between your iOS devices. This feature is enabled by default, but not everyone uses it, meaning that you might have a Photo Stream album on your iPhone 5 that is taking up a lot of space. Fortunately you can disable the Photo Stream option on the iPhone 5 to delete those images from your device and get that space back for other things.
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Get Rid of Photo Stream on the iPhone 5
Note that this process is going to delete your Photo Stream pictures from your iPhone 5. Photo Stream will continue to work on other iOS devices connected to the same iCloud account, but images you take with your iPhone will not be uploaded to Photo Stream until you re-enable the feature on the iPhone. So once you are ready to turn off your iPhone 5 Photo Stream, you can follow the steps below.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Photos & Camera option.
Step 3: Move the slider next to My Photo Stream from the right to the left.
Step 4: Touch the Delete button to confirm that you want to turn off Photo Stream and delete your Photo Stream pictures from your device.
When Photo Stream is turned off, it will look like the image below.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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