How to Delete Google Photos Without Deleting from iPhone

Google Photos is a popular app among smartphone users for storing their photos and videos. However, sometimes it can be challenging to delete Google photos without deleting device photos and videos. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of deleting Google photos without deleting photos and videos from your iPhone.

Firstly, open the Google Photos app and find out which email account your backup was stored in. You can see this information in your storage settings. Once you have identified the email account, close the app, and uninstall it or turn off the backup function.

Now open the Safari app and type to access your photos and videos stored in the Google Photos app. Sign in to your Gmail account where the backup was done and select the photos and videos you want to delete. To do this, click the three dots on the top right corner, select the photos and videos manually, and tap delete. Then click move to bin and tap “got it.”

All your Google photos and videos will now be moved to the bin and automatically deleted after 60 days. If you wish to delete them permanently, click on the bin icon and tap “empty bin.”

After following these steps, you can check the photos app on your iPhone and confirm that your device photos and videos are still available.

In conclusion, deleting Google photos without deleting device photos and videos is easy if you follow these simple steps. By doing so, you can free up space on your Google Photos app without losing any important photos or videos from your iPhone.


How do I delete all photos from Google Photos but not on my iPhone?
On your mobile device, turn off backup and sync in the Google Photos app.On your computer or in the Chrome browser on your mobile device, go to and remove your selected backed up photos and videos from Google Photos.
Can I delete Google Photos without deleting Apple photos?
You can log into Google photos from a computer browser and delete whatever you like. This will not affect your photos on your device or iCloud. I switch between Android and iOS pretty often. I use Google Photos on all of my devices and have the photos option for iCloud turned off.
Does deleting from Google Photos delete from iCloud?
Once you delete a pic on Google Photos, it will disappear on local device too. As long as it is missing on local device, you won't see the deleting photo on iCloud either.