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How do I share photo streams between iCloud accounts?

5493 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2013 3:43 PM by Stephen Spark RSS
Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 11, 2013 12:54 PM

We have two iPhones and iPads with separate icloud accounts.


We want to share one Photo Stream but not the other.


We share a Mac but don't activate Photo Stream on iPhoto.


How do we share the (one) Photo Stream via the iPhone/iPad?


Thank you.

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    I assume you have Photo Stream already enabled on the iOS devices. On the device you want to share from open Photos/Photo Stream and tap the + button then enter the Apple ID for the other persons devices. Only the person who makes the stream can add photos to a shared stream. If you wish to share photos back and forth the other person will have to do the same.


    To set up Photo Stream,


    Photo Stream FAQ,

  • Dartiesdad Level 4 Level 4 (1,095 points)

    Hi Jerry


    Camera roll can't be shared... sorry.  That's what Photostream is used for. 


    You can select multiple photos within camera roll (edit, tap each desired ohoto) to share into your Photostream.



  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Check out DropBox and it's iOS App. I believe it will automatically upload new photos. There 2-3GBs of free  online storage with more available for a fee.

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    The main Photo Stream is for sharing new Camera Roll photos between your own devices not to mention a convenient way to transfer them into an iPhoto Library on a Mac. I believe the iCloud Control Panel can add similar functionality to a PC. It is however limited to one Apple ID.


    Only the Shared Photo Stream can be shared with other multiple Apple IDs or even other people with a web address. It can not be setup like the main stream to automatically populate with the new photos in Camera Roll. Only the photos you add to it will be shared with the Apple IDs you choose.


    As I mentioned above, I believe DropBox will do what you want, I just haven't tested it out yet.


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