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Does ICloud/IStream save your photos until you delete them?

939 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 12:30 PM by randers4 RSS
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I just signed up for ICloud.  I have tons of photos on my iphone 4.  None of those photos are showing in the IStream.  How do you save them to your IStream and if you save them will they stay until I delete them or is it temporary?

iPhone 4
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,585 points)

    Only photos added to the camera roll after enabling photo stream are added to your photo stream (not existing photos).  Photo stream is designed to sync your photos across all your devices, not to serve as a backup.  Photos are only held in your photo stream for 30 days, but they will stay in your My Photo Stream album on your device until you delete them or turn photo stream off for any reason (such as by restoring your device or you turn photo stream off in settings).  To save your photo stream photos, regularly import your photos from the camera roll to your computer (photo stream photos originate from the camera roll), as outlined here:


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