You might not want every photo from your iPhone to appear on your iPad and vice versa. So, how do you stop that?

I’ll show you how you can stop iPhone photos from syncing to your iPad.

How To Turn Off Photo-Syncing

You will need both of your devices for this. Let’s start with iPhone:

  • Open the ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down and tap on ‘Photos’
  • Toggle off ‘iCloud Photos
  • Top on ‘Remove from iPhone’
  • Confirm.

When you are done with this all the photos taken from iPad and other devices will be removed from your iPhone, you will be left only with the photos taken on iPhone. The photos you have received on your iPhone from sharing also will be there.

If you don’t want to delete these photos, tap on ‘Download Photos & Videos’

Now, Let’s do it for iPad. Grab your iPad and follow my steps:

  • Open the ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down and tap on ‘Photos’
  • Toggle off ‘iCloud Photos
  • Top on ‘Remove from iPad’
  • Confirm.

Keep in mind once you press ‘Delete’ all the photos that are synced to your iPad from other devices will be deleted, if you don’t want to do that download the pictures and videos first.

Now your devices will no longer share photos and videos between them.

If you want to stop storing iPad photos on your iPhone then turn this off only for iPhone and vice versa.

Final Thoughts

This feature is nice, but it also takes up a lot of storage space, so it’s understandable that people want to turn it off.

You can still share photos and videos between your devices, just do it manually using AirDrop, that’s the easiest and most convenient way.

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I'm a writer and editor in iPads & Android Tablets, Windows Tablet section. I'm passionate about technology, especially about tablets. I'm on a mission to assist people in discovering their ideal tablets. In addition, I'm dedicated to producing helpful how-to guides and sharing top-notch tips and tricks. In my early carrier I founded and became and editor at worldoftablet and have been a guest author at many other tech blogs. In wolfoftablet I'm focusing on iPads, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Apps, Reviews, Buyers Guides and Tablet Accessories. In free time I like to play games on my PS5 or iOS.