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Photostream storage limit confusion

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bazzamcnoodle Calculating status...
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Aug 13, 2013 11:56 AM

I would just like clarificaiton on what is the actual storagelimit of Photostream.


I'm just confused today as I happened to find this support article:

which states: "There is no limit to the number of photos you can upload to Photo Stream over time, but iCloud limits the number of photos that can be uploaded within a given hour, day, or month to prevent unintended or excessive use."


But the standard marketing states that there is a 1000 image / 30 day limit.


I currently have images in my stream which are over four months old however I'm under the 1000 limit.

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6 (11,390 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to bazzamcnoodle)

    Photo Stream only holds photos on the server for "1000 image / 30 day". What is on your device is on your device. If you were to sign out of iCloud then back in you would only get "1000 image / 30 day".

    iCloud is more of a sync toll that backup. You should be backing up your photos on your computer. You can have Photo Stream sync to your computer.

  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to bazzamcnoodle)

    If you have old photos in your photo stream on your mac, be sure to move them into a permanent album, otherwise if you some day turn off PS or have to reset the device and restore, the stream will be be set and you'll only find the latest 30 days' worth of photos in the stream album - older ones will have been deleted.  If those were moved into another album, then they will remain.


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