How do I stop sharing iCloud on other devices?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To stop sharing an iCloud album on other devices, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Photos app on your device and go to the “Shared” tab at the bottom of the screen.

2. Select the shared album that you want to stop sharing.

3. Once you are inside the shared album, tap on the “People” tab, usually located at the top right corner of the screen. This tab shows you the owner of the shared album and the list of people it is shared with.

4. If you are the owner of the shared album and want to remove someone from the list of subscribers, simply tap on the name of the subscriber you want to remove.

5. A pop-up menu will appear with options related to that subscriber. Tap on the “Remove Subscriber” option to stop sharing the album with that person.

6. You will be asked to confirm your action. Tap on “Remove” to confirm and remove the subscriber from the shared album.

7. The selected subscriber will no longer have access to the shared album, and they will be removed from the list of subscribers.

It’s important to note that if you are not the owner of the shared album, you won’t have the ability to remove subscribers. Only the owner has the authority to manage the list of people the album is shared with.

If you want to stop sharing the album entirely, you can also choose to delete the shared album. However, keep in mind that this action will permanently delete the album and all its contents from all devices it is shared with.

In my personal experience, I have used iCloud shared albums to collaborate on projects with friends and family. It’s a convenient way to share photos and videos, especially when multiple people are involved. However, there have been instances where I wanted to stop sharing a particular album with someone due to various reasons.

For example, I once created a shared album for a family vacation where everyone could contribute their photos. However, after the trip, I realized that some of the subscribers were no longer actively participating or had lost interest. In such cases, I followed the steps mentioned above to remove those subscribers from the shared album.

Managing shared albums in iCloud is straightforward and allows you to have control over who can access your content.