POPSUGAR Tech Tech Tips How to Turn Off iCloud on iPhone Why You Might Not Want to Use iCloud to Back Up Your Photos by Nicole Nguyen 9/02/14 50 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest View in slideshow Image Source: Shutterstock Nude photos of celebs like Jennifer Lawrence have been leaked all over the Internet, and many think that Apple's iCloud is to blame. Still, most users don't realize that deleting photos from their mobile devices doesn't necessarily mean they're removing photos from their iCloud account, which is why it's easy for images to fall into the wrong hands. This matters if the photo backup feature is enabled in your phone's settings. Apple and the FBI are looking into the violated iCloud accounts, but before they get to the bottom of it, you may want to do two things to protect your private photos: 1) enable two-factor authentication for iCloud (which requires a code sent to your phone in addition to login credentials) and 2) stop autouploading photos to iCloud. Don't get us wrong: iCloud's photo backup feature can be useful because you can just "set it and forget it" without having to worry about whether or not your pictures are saved. But, as this Reddit user points out, "My issue would be the fact that I have it set to automatically sync and I'd forget . . . I take a picture then delete it, and 10 days later I find it on my computer." It's not hard to see how these celebs could mistakenly leave private pics in their hackable iCloud photostream. So, if you'd like to disable iCloud's autoupload feature (and prevent prying eyes from seeing your pics) we've put together a quick guide on how to opt out. Step One What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Shutterstock Open the Settings App, then select iCloud. Now, tap on Photos. 1 / 3 Step Two What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Shutterstock Disable automatic upload by swiping the My Photo Stream toggle to the left. 2 / 3 Step Three What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Shutterstock Delete unwanted photos from iCloud by opening the Photos App. Tap Albums then select My Photo Steam (not Camera Roll). Tap Select to tap one or more photos, then tap the trash can and select Delete Photo. Poof! It's gone! For real, this time. 3 / 3 Back to Homepage Comments Read More Tech TipsICloudTech NewsDigital Life Tech News Microsoft Has Finally Made Its Own Laptop, and It's Breathtaking The Surface Pro 4 Is a Beautiful Product That You Need Right Now Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft's Newest Phones You Can Finally Buy the Hermès Apple Watch But There's a Catch Digital Life 16 Texts Only a Best Friend Can Send 25 Photos All Disneyland Fans Must Take on Their Next Trip This Is Why Selfies Are More Dangerous Than Sharks 17 People Who Emoji Better Than You Tech Tips The Genius Snapchat Trick You Had No Idea Existed Customize Your iPhone Homescreen With These Sweet Apps 19 Lesser-Known Apps You Shouldn't Live Without Here's How to Tidy Up Your Laptop in Under an Hour POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Home Vegetarian DIY Food Love and Sex Tech Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions Truffol 1 year A very timely article! Bet all celebs have been busy deleting pictures from iCloud this past week though rather than going for the two-factor authentication.