Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 7:53 PM (in response to AmberK85)
For starters, Photo Stream is temporary with a limit of 1,000 photos and 30 days.
With a Mac using iPhoto, there is an option to automatically save all Photo Stream photos in the iPhoto library. That way when the 30 day limit is reached with photos or when Photo Stream is at 1,000 photos with new photos added, the photos are saved locally. Not sure if the same is available with the Photo Stream option on Windows.
When turning Photo Stream on with a new iOS device or after installing a major iOS update, it will take some time for all photos still available in the Photo Stream to be downloaded.
Were or all photos that were in your Photo Stream still available in your iPhone's Camera Roll?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 8:07 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)
No I always deleted my photos from my cameral roll once I knew they were in my photo stream. I just dont understand where they wouldve gone and there HAS to be some way to get them all back. I dont understand why not ALL of my pics in my photo stream on my laptop would not be there. Does syncing my phone have anything to do with it?
Also, I did this update on Tuesday, does it take that long for things to come back? Ive heard of people losing contacts but never photos!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 8:15 PM (in response to AmberK85)
Not sure what happened but as already provided, Photo Stream is temporary - 30 days and a limit of 1,000 photos. Syncing has nothing to do with this. Photos in the iPhone's Camera Roll and in the Photo Stream are not included with the iTunes sync process.
It doesn't take that long for the photos in Photo Stream to come back, but since none have come back you may want to try turning Photo Stream off on your iPhone followed by turning it back on.
For future reference if you don't want to import the photos from the Camera Roll with your computer.
Because your Mac and PC have more storage than your iOS devices, you can choose to have all of your My Photo Stream photos automatically downloaded. In iPhoto or Aperture preferences on your Mac, select Photos (or Photo Stream) > My Photo Stream > Automatic Import. All of your photo stream photos will be imported into your Events, Projects, Photos, Faces, and Places folders in iPhoto or Aperture. On your PC with My Photo Stream enabled in the Control Panel, all of your photos will be imported into C:\\Users\<user name>\Pictures\iCloud Photos\My Photo Stream. For iCloud Control Panel 2.0 to 2.1.2 users, the path isC:\\Users\<user name>\Pictures\Photo Stream\My Photo Stream.