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Photo Stream is part of Apple's iCloud service and can sync all the photos you take on your iPhone and iPad. You can then access them on any other iOS device or from any Mac.

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My Photo Stream still uploads pictures after iCloud fills up?

Please correct me if I'm wrong: It's a good idea to turn on My Photo Stream in iOS or Mac if your iCloud is filling up because, if it fills up, your last 30 days of pictures will still upload even if ...
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Unidirectional sync from iOS device to iCloud Photo Library

I have an older iPhone with limited storage. I use it as a "distraction free" version of my main phone for the gym. I've deleted almost all apps except for Music and Podcasts. I want to be able to ...
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My Photo Stream - Syncing or Storing

I have an iPhone and a Macbook. I have My Photo Stream turned on for both devices. When I go into Photos preferences on my Macbook, I have Copy items to the Photos library checked in the General ...
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Hide Photos from Photo Stream only

I have a couple of sensitives pictures on my phone that I don't want people to see when I'm casually scrolling through my photos (yes it's exactly what you are thinking of right now ;-)). I still ...
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Photos missing from iPhone after upgrading iOS

I lost a good number of photos, about 600 of them, when I upgraded to iOS 12. I can't find them in the deleted folder, and no way to recover in the iCloud, as it says, 'no data to recover'. I also ...
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Why are photo stream photos being saved to my camera roll?

I have a 2016 iPad Pro running the latest iOS version. I have photo stream turned on and iCloud photos turned off. All of my photo stream photos are being saved to my iPad camera roll. Obviously this ...
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Why is Photo Stream not visible in iOS 12?

I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.4, and I recently noticed my photos are not being uploaded to Photo Stream. There is no option for Photo Stream under Settings app → Account → iCloud → Photos, nor ...
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Photos Shared Albums - photo dates are incorrect?

While on vacation, my wife and I each took a number of photos on our respective iPhones. To combine our photos after our trip ended, she moved them all to a shared album. I then imported these into ...
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Meaning and origin of this error upon transferring photos from iPhone onto Photos on Mac?

From time to time I would like to be able to save WhatsApp photos (on my iPhone) into Photos (on my Mac). Here is how I proceed: On my iPhone I allowed WhatsApp to access my Photos (read and write). ...
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iCloud Storage Config: Photos

I'm having trouble figuring out if my iPhone/iCloud is configured correctly? It seems odd that Photos is there in the iCloud Storage config, but then Photo Library is there under Backups config (...
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“Your full-resolution photos and videos stored in iCloud may not fit on this Mac.” even with 45 GB of free space on internal SSD

Somehow I accidentally activated iCloud Photo Library and about 5 GB of my photos now reside there. Since I use other cloud services for my photos, I wish to take these off iCloud. macOS Photos, ...
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Resync iCloud photo library and stream

I have an iPhone and an iPad where I sync my photos and videos on iCloud with the photo library. Now I have deactivated the photo library on my iPad because I created some videos that exceeded the 5GB ...
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Photos not downloading latest images to macOS

Apple's Photos app has stopped downloading photos from iCloud (though I can confirm that they are present in iCloud.com and all my other devices). Only recent photos seem to be missing. I've waited a ...
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Are photos still saved on Mac with PhotoStream after deleted on iPhone?

Been using PhotoStream for years and still don't fully understand it...When I take pics on my iPhone, they show up on my MBP in Photos, via PhotoStream. If I delete them from the iPhone will they ...
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How to reimport Live Photos in Apple Photos?

I use "My Photo Stream" to sync new photos into the Photos app on macOS. I just learned live photos are synced as still images via the stream. When I want to reimport those live photos they are ...
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How do I prevent Shared Photo stream

I have recently bought an iPhone 6s and transferred my 5c to another family member. I have updated both photo libraries of both phones to my Macbook Air. My problem is that all photos appear on each ...
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Does My Photo Stream work without an Internet connection? (local wifi only)

I mean when My Photo Stream is enabled on my iPhone, does it upload photos to Apple servers? Then downloads them on other iDevices?
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Deleting photos from my iPhone - and keeping them in iCloud

I had the Apple Helpdesk helping me to delete all the photos I had on my iPhone. I had to go to Settings and switch off the iCloud Photo Library and my Photo Stream. Well, I thought that would work ...
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Where does Photos store iCloud photos shared with me?

What is the location where Apple Photos stores Shared photos? I'm looking for the photos that appear under the Shared tab, to view them in the Finder. My particular reason is that I'd like to enable ...
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Deleting photos from Photos app once My Photo Stream is disabled

So I recently set up Boot Camp on my MacBook, and I am in desperate need of space. I have disabled iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing. There are still photos on my MacBook ...
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Deleting Stuff Off Of Camera Roll And Photo Stream

If I were to delete all of the pictures on my photo stream, would I still be able to keep the copies on my camera roll, or would they also be deleted from there?
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Photostream screensaver on apple tv3 and ios 10.x?

I have always had whatever photos I take with my iphone, automagically in my photostream, and those then making up the screensaver of my apple tv 3. I guess with whatever is different with apple ...
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Photo stream on iphone has old photos I deleted, but on desktop has recent ones I want to save

I'm trying to clear up space on my iphone , but Photo stream on iphone has about 4GB old photos I deleted, but on desktop has recent ones I want to save. basically Photo Stream on my iphone shows ...
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how to delete photo stream from ipad running ios 6?

I have an older iPad 3 running iOS6 that I no longer use as my main device, and it is now dedicated to specific apps. I no longer take photos or videos on it, so have no need for the Photo Stream ...
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iCloud photos don't show up in any editor

I am new to MacOS (Sierra). I used iOS and iCloud photos for quite a long time now but I wonder why I cannot open any photo from iCloud photo stream in an editor like Pixlr to edit it directly. I know ...
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What happens to shared photos when i delete them locally?

I am running out of space on my 16 GB iphone 6 (shocker.) I have about 400 family photos that i've taken, and added to a shared album. All of these photos are stored locally on my iPhone. If i ...
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ICloud, and iPhoto

When I have some downtime, I try to tidy up, and delete photos on my iPad, but only some of the photos have a delete button. Is this because those particular photos (ones without a delete option), ...
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How can I delete pictures on my iPad mini without them being deleted on my other devices as well?

If I delete a picture on my iPad mini, it also deletes that picture on my iPhone too. I want to remove a lot of photos on my iPad mini and only my iPad mini.
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I was sharing an iCloud account, would he know about my photos?

So I was sharing an iCloud's account with person I know and lately I took some photos which I later regretted taking. So I deleted them immediately from my iPhone and I deactivated my iCloud photo ...
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Saving video from shared photostream

How do I copy or save a video on a shared photostream to my iPad camera roll? Tapping on the video does not offer a suitable choice. Mail a copy is ghosted out.
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Export from Photo into Folders labeled by date shot

First, just to get this off my chest, I used to have such a beautiful, simple, efficient system of cataloging my photos by date shot, whether from my professional Canon cameras or my iPhone. I did it ...
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Why is it taking so long to upload photos to icloud from iPhone/iPad?

If I want to sell something online and create an ad on my Macbook, then snap a picture with my iPhone/iPad and both are connected to my home wifi, I kind of expect the photo to be uploaded instantly ...
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How to prevent iPhone SE from always uploading burst photos?

I have turned OFF the "Upload Burst Photos" option in both Camera and iCloud settings, but they are still always uploaded to my Photo Stream. I absolutely do not want such photos to upload ...
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How do I download my photostream photosto my laptop

I was able to download my camera roll but not my photo stream. how do I download my photo stream?
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iOS and OS X Photos.app - duplicate photos

when adding new photos to my OS X Photos.app and afterwards sync my iPhone with my Mac I see every photo I just added twice on the iPhone: One synced via iTunes and the other one via Photostream. Once ...
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Apple Watch photo backup

My teenager went fly fishing this weekend... The iPhone has been destroyed, but photos remain on the Apple watch. Is there a way to upload them directly from the watch to the cloud before I reset and ...
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I want to remove some photos from iPhone 4s but keep them all in Photo Stream & iCloud

I want to remove some photos from iPhone but keep them in Photos & iCloud. I want to keep my photoson my Mac Air, & desktop. When I try to delete them off my phone it tells me it will be ...
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How to regularly and incrementally backup photo streams?

I have a bunch of photo streams that I share with my wife. I am already using iCloud photos but we would like to backup certain streams regularly to some external media, like SD-cards or hard disks. ...
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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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Is there any way to access the Photo Stream outside of Photos.app in El Capitan

This is basically a duplicate of this question, which was answered for prior versions, but whose answer is no longer applicable in El Capitan. My question includes programmatically: if there's a ...
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Delete picture from photos view, keep in albums

I don't have any Apple products, so sorry if this is an stupid question - I'm an assistant and have been tasked with solving this for my boss. When you open the photos app, you have two options at the ...
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Macbook Pro using all the bandwidth

My Macbook Pro is using all my bandwidth and making my entire network unstable. I thought this could be the iCloud Photo Library, so I paused for a day, didn't change anything, turned off iPhoto ...
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Can I have My Photo Stream upload only?

I have a iPad and a iPhone. My iPhone don't have enough storage so I want to disable downloading photo from Photo Stream. However, I do want iPhone to upload the photos to Photo stream and access &...
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App to stream photos from my Network share to SmartTV via iPhone

I have photos on my network drive. I want to stream them to a SmartTV; something like: On my iPhone Open network share Find folder with pics Stream to DLNA/SmartTV The only app I've found so far is ...
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iCloud Photo Sharing - Not receiving invitation

I previously had an iCloud Photo Share album and then the pictures would stop appearing on my stream when the other member added new ones. We then removed me from the Stream to re-add. When we tried, ...
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What is the purpose of the PhotoStreamsData folder?

The folder PhotoStreamsData contains the same photos as the DCIM folder, only with a slightly lower resolution. Why create (almost exact) duplicates? Is it only to save some space on iCloud? Can I ...
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iPhone photo recovery

I transferred my photos to the stream and they were all there, I went back recently and noticed a section was deleted, is there any way possible for me to recover those photos?
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Canon SLR photos not uploading from iPhoto to Photo Stream

I uploaded photos from my Canon SLR camera to my iPhoto library last night at 7pm and it is the next day (3pm) and my photos have yet to show up in my Photo Stream album. I have taken pictures with ...
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iCloud photo question

I have iCloud Photo Library turned on for all my devices (iPhone, iPad, IPod). My question: Is there any way to have iCloud turned on but have photos save to just one device with out having them ...
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Access My Photo Stream photos via finder

I have searched all over, and can't seem to find if it is possible to access "My Photo Stream" photos via finder. It seems that this used to be possible with the previous incarnation of Photo Streams, ...