Photo Stream is an easy way to share pictures between devices and computers, as long as each device is using the same Apple ID.
But if you share an Apple ID with someone else, or if there is something about Photo Stream that you dislike, then you may be wondering how to turn it off on your iPhone 5.
Fortunately, this is an option that you can configure on your own, on each device, allowing you to enable it or disable it as you deem necessary.
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Note that Photo Stream does not count against your iCloud storage space. It is a separate service that is handled differently than the rest of the data that is backed up to your iCloud account.
You can find out more about Photo Stream and how it works on Apple’s site here. Additionally, when you turn off the Photo Stream, all of the Photo Stream images will be deleted from your phone.
So once you have decided that you want to disable the Photo Stream option on your iPhone 5, you can follow the steps below to do so.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the iCloud option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Photos option.
Step 4: Move the slider to the right of My Photo Stream from the right to the left.
Step 5: Touch the Delete button to confirm that you want to disable Photo Stream and delete the Photo Stream images from your iPhone.
Now that you know how to turn off Photo Stream on the iPhone 5, you can stop your device from using it to sync pictures across devices.
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