Apple is ending My Photograph Stream in favor of iCloud Images

It could be time to improve your iCloud storage, because the decade-old My Photograph Stream(opens in a brand new tab) service from Apple is ready to finish on July 26(opens in a brand new tab).


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Is My Photograph Stream completely different than my iCloud Photograph storage?

My Photograph Stream was launched alongside iCloud in 2011, a free Wi-Fi primarily based possibility for customers to briefly retailer photographs in a single digital location after which save or add them throughout the remainder of their Apple gadgets on-the-go. The service is accessible on:

My Photograph Stream solely works for JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and RAW picture codecs, and saves them at a decrease decision to cut back storage on iPhone, iPad, and iPod. My Photograph Stream is not obtainable for Apple Watches, does not apply to Dwell photographs, and will not save edits made to photographs throughout gadgets. My Photograph Stream could be accessed in a consumer’s gadget settings, however is not obtainable for customers who’ve not too long ago created their Apple ID.

The stream retains as much as 1,000 recordsdata for 30 days, performing as an iCloud stepping stone for customers storing photographs each regionally and within the Cloud, however just isn’t a everlasting backup possibility.

Recordsdata saved within the free My Photograph Stream did not rely towards a consumer’s iCloud storage restrict.

Will I lose any of my photos?

In line with the corporate, recordsdata will cease importing to My Photograph Stream one month earlier than the service shuts down on July 26, permitting customers 30 days to avoid wasting recordsdata to different gadgets or add them to their iCloud account. As soon as the stream is gone, all photographs will stay on the gadget they have been initially taken, so no want to fret about dropping any recordsdata.

How do I save photographs from My Photograph Stream?

My Photograph Stream could be accessed by going to your gadgets Photograph Library. Choose “Albums” after which navigate to “My Photograph Stream.”

As soon as within the My Photograph Stream album, merely choose and obtain any photographs you want to save to your gadget, or drag the photographs into your Mac’s Photograph Library.

Apple recommends establishing iCloud Images(opens in a brand new tab) throughout gadgets to avoid wasting and sync photographs, movies, and edits.