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 55 Shares Like us on Facebook View in slideshow 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. Image Source: Shutterstock 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 Open the Settings App, then select iCloud. Now, tap on Photos. Image Source: Shutterstock 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 Disable automatic upload by swiping the My Photo Stream toggle to the left. Image Source: Shutterstock 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 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. Image Source: Shutterstock 3 / 3 Back to Homepage Comments Read More Tech TipsICloudTech NewsDigital Life Tech News Why You Should Update to iOS 8.4 Right Now This New Apple Maps Feature Is Perfect For Anyone Bad With Directions Google Made a Horribly Offensive Mistake Regarding Black People Here's How You Can Finally Get Apple's New Music-Streaming Service Digital Life Why You Should Update to iOS 8.4 Right Now How to Disable "Seen" in Facebook Messages 17 Hilarious #WeddingFails That'll Make Your Day This 11-Year-Old Just Sent the Sassiest Breakup Text EVER Tech Tips Why You Should Update to iOS 8.4 Right Now How to Disable "Seen" in Facebook Messages The Ultimate Wedding Day Photo Checklist 12 of the Best Free Products on the Internet 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 daily newsletter Food DIY Love and Sex Tech Home Vegetarian Sign up with 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 43 weeks 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.