I have iCloud Photos, and for a period had iCloud enabled on my iPhone (6, 12.1.2). Then I had disabled iCloud on the phone to free space. Some photos still stayed on the phone and I didn't delete them for a while. Now after some time again my storage is full on the phone and I wanted to delete these photos, which all perfectly synced to Photos on my other Macs, and which I'd assumed are only local copies.
BUT when I tried deleting them I got this message: "These photos will also be deleted from Photo Stream on all your devices". I've checked and Photo Stream is disabled on the phone. It's not clear to me how things work and why I'm getting this message.
Can I safely delete these photos without deleting them from Photos across all devices?