iPhones and iPads are phenomenal devices used for different reasons and various situations. This means some features that are available on the one you may not want or even need on the other. Moreover, having some apps, features, and functionality on one may save you space on the other and on iCloud. As such, let’s look at how you stop sharing photos from your iPhone to your iPad.
Let’s Look At The 4 Ways In How You Can Stop Your iPhone From Sharing Photos With Your iPad:
- Sign Out From Your Apple ID
- Unsync Sharing With iCloud (iOS 15)
- Unsync Sharing With iCloud (iOS 16)
- Unsync Sharing With iCloud (iOS 14)
1. Sign Out From Your Apple ID
The first thing you should take note of is that your iPhone stores your syncs your photos to iCloud, and this is how your iPad and other Apple (iOS devices) gain access to them.
The easiest way to stop this is to sign out of your Apple account (your Apple ID), although this is not the preferred method because, as you should know, you will need to be signed in to your Apple account to access all Apple services.
However, if you are on vacation (or some other similar situation) where you find yourself taking many photos, then this could be a quick solution to a tedious problem.
You will only need to head to “settings” on your iPhone, select your account and choose to sign out. This means that no syncing will occur with the cloud, and when you need to store your photos before reconnecting to your account, you can do so by file transfer to one of your other iOS devices, PC or Mac.
2. Unsync Sharing With iCloud (iOS 15)
The only other option you have available to you in order to stop sharing your photos with your iPad (and other iOS devices) is to desync it from iCloud. We will consider how to do this on iPhones that run iOS version 15 because, besides iOS 16 (that has just recently been released), which we will also cover, it is the most current.
On your iPhone that runs iOS 15, navigate to “settings” and then tap on your Apple ID banner at the top of the screen. This will take you to a new section where you will see the “iCloud” option/setting. Tap this option to be taken to iCloud storage options.
Browsing through the iCloud navigation pane, search for “photos,” and select that option. You will then be prompted with a new screen where you will find the options to desync iCloud photo sharing. You will do this by selecting the options “Shared Albums” and “iCloud photos.”.
Doing this means any further photos you take will not be uploaded (synced) to the cloud and will not be available on your iPad. Note that photos you have previously taken will still be available and will need to be deleted or removed.
3. Unsync Sharing With iCloud (iOS 16)
iPhones that run the latest version of the Apple operating system (iOS 16) will have a slightly different method in order to desync from iCloud. However, it is still easy enough.
Once again, you will need to open up your “settings” application. Here you will not tap your Apple ID banner, but you will rather navigate down the menu, find the “photos” option and tap it. Here you will find the same page/layout as the iOS 15 iPhones, whereby you will need to select the two options that will desync your iPhone from the cloud.
Select the “Shared Albums” option and the “iCloud Photos” option to desync your iPhone from the iCloud. Make sure that when selecting these options, the indicator turns from green to grey.
4. Unsync Sharing With iCloud (iOS 14)
For older iPhone models that use iOS 14, the process is very similar to that of desyncing iCloud from phones that use iOS 16. Take note that iPhones that use iOS 14 were released in 2020.
Here you will (again) navigate to your settings menu. Once here, you will scroll down to find the “photos” option and select it. Once you are taken to the new screen/section, you will need to select two options that will allow for the desyncing of your iPhone from iCloud.
These two options are “My Photo Stream” and “iCloud Photo Sharing.”. Now that you have done this, any more photos that you take will not be shared to the cloud and will not be available on your iPad.
What Is The Best Way To Manage And Store Photos On Your iPad?
The easiest and most preferable way that most iPhone and iPad users use in terms of storing and managing their photos is using iCloud. However, you may not realize that the storage (space available) on iCloud is not that much. This means that many photos can fill up your cloud storage very quickly.
Take note that the space available does change significantly for the paid subscription plans (which we will discuss below).
Fonetool is an app (and perhaps the best iOS photo backup software) that allows you to transfer photos, music, videos, contacts, and more to another iOS device or computer. It gives you the flexibility of transferring unlimited files from your iPhone to these devices, and if you intend on saving iCloud storage space, it is a must-have.
Also, if you want to know how to easily transfer files from your iPad to your PC, then check out this article here.
Why Would You Want To Stop Sharing Photos With Your iPad?
One of the main reasons you would want to stop sharing your photos on your iPad is due to the limited storage space that iCloud has available. It will help if you remember that the synced photos get stored on the cloud, and unless you upgrade to a paid version of iCloud, you will only have 5GB of storage.
Consideration has to be taken into the upgraded plans because Apple does offer two premium memberships that upgrade your total iCloud storage to 200GB or even 2TB. The prices for these are respectively;
- $2.99 per month (for USA residents) for 200GB
- $9.99 per month (for USA residents) for 2TB
However, most individuals don’t opt to purchase these monthly memberships and are limited to 5GB of cloud storage. If you consider that new iPhones have the capacity to store up to 1TB of data (this includes photos), then it is no wonder why many users may want to stop their iPhones from syncing to the cloud.
Where To Next?
This blog is a blog dedicated to using modern computing devices to run and manage a business. If you’re interested in using an iPad for your business, either as an entrepreneur, a small business owner or for your employees to use I recommend reading the following articles: