So I was sharing an iCloud's account with person I know and lately I took some photos which I later regretted taking. So I deleted them immediately from my iPhone and I deactivated my iCloud photo library, my photostream and my iCloud photo sharing. Then, I logged out and made my own new account.

I am worried that this person has access to my photos even though I deleted them, because I know it's possible to recover deleted photos from iCloud.

It is possible for him to recover the photos? Should I be worried?

  • If he for example tries to recover his deleted photos will he recover mine too? Since we were using the same account?
    – Hannah
    Jul 16, 2016 at 21:29
  • One more thing. If it turns out he can recover my photos, what can I do to stop his access to my photos?
    – Hannah
    Jul 16, 2016 at 21:35
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1 Answer 1


If you deleted the photos, then went into the Recently Deleted folder and permanently deleted them from your iPhone, followed by disabling iCloud Photo Library as you stated, then you should be fine.

  • Yes I did, thank you for answering! The same goes for deleted videos right?
    – Hannah
    Jul 16, 2016 at 22:46
  • @Hannah As long as you followed the steps, yep.
    – Munesawagi
    Jul 16, 2016 at 22:56

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