I would like to delete all of my photos from icloud immediately. The only way I have found to do this is select each individual picture and delete it. There does not seem to be a select all option anymore.

I already know about this. I just don't want to have to wait 30 days.

On your iDevice/s (iPhone, iPad, etc), go to Settings > Photos & Camera > and turn off the "iCloud Photo Library" option.


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On a Mac you can open System Preferences -> iCloud Click the "Manage..." button in the bottom right corner and then disable and delete the iCloud Photo Library.

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  • You still have to wait 30 days for that. I don't want to have to wait 30 days. Thats why I was asking about a select all option.
    – cokedude
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 5:06

Well, I made a small script which do the job. It's simple as a pie, but "just works" ©. Script is implemented using AHK, so you need to be a bit familiar with AHK concept and be able to properly set it up.

 #NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
 #Warn   ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
 #SingleInstance force
 SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
 SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
 Loop, 30
    Sleep 1000
     Send {Del}
     Send {Tab}
     Send {Enter}
    Sleep 1000

^!z:: here is the hotkey that starts the script (Ctrl-Alt-Z) and 30 is a number of loop iterations (number of photos to delete).

Prior to starting the script you should position mouse cursor on the upper left photo, for it to work.

I tested it just now and it deleted 1600 photos brilliantly.

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Can't be done. Must delete one at a time. Thanks Apple

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