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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Will iCloud photos be deleted after 30 days?

According to Apple support page, iCloud stores your photos for 30 days. After that photos are deleted. Will they be deleted from all iOS devices as well using Photostream if they were not saved to camera roll?
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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According to Apple support page, iCloud stores your photos for 30 days. After that photos are deleted. Will they be deleted from all iOS devices as well using Photostream if they were not saved to camera roll?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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According to Apple support page, iCloud stores your photos for 30 days. After that photos are deleted. Will they be deleted from all iOS devices as well using Photostream if they were not saved to camera roll?
I wasn't aware of this, but my photostream has been up and running along with my camera roll ever since I have been using iCloud and they are all still there.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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I wasn't aware of this, but my photostream has been up and running along with my camera roll ever since I have been using iCloud and they are all still there.
They are still on devices but not in icloud anymore? If this would be the case, deleting on one device should not delete on another if icloud doesn't have them anymore.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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They are still on devices but not in icloud anymore? If this would be the case, deleting on one device should not delete on another if icloud doesn't have them anymore.
Still on iCloud and my devices.......haha I was having the exact opposite problem of you, I didn't want some of my pics going to iCloud and couldn't figure out how to delete them
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Here is Apple's FAQ document for Photo Stream:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4486

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Here is Apple's FAQ document for Photo Stream:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4486
I read the FAQ but it doesn't say what happens to the photo stream photos once they get deleted after 30 days. Will they be removed from devices photo stream section or only from icloud?
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I read the FAQ but it doesn't say what happens to the photo stream photos once they get deleted after 30 days. Will they be removed from devices photo stream section or only from icloud?
Okay, see below for what sounds to me like a legit explanation not only of how Photo Stream works in general but also why Photo Stream can take up space on an iPhone:

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As the Apple website reports, iCloud stores your pictures in Photo Stream for 30 days.
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iCloud manages your Photo Stream efficiently so you donít run out of storage space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you have Photo Stream enabled on your iOS device, every single photo you take appears in a special Photo Stream album that holds your last 1000 photos. You can delete any photos you donít want from the Photo Stream (Photo Stream photos downloaded to an iOS device with iOS 5.0.1 or earlier must be deleted manually after updating to iOS 5.1 or later.). To touch up a photo or keep a favorite shot permanently, simply save it to your Camera Roll. iCloud stores new photos for 30 days, so you have plenty of time to connect your iOS device to Wi-Fi and make sure you always have your most recent shots handy.
After 30 days pictures are removed from iCloud but not from the Photo Stream album on your devices.
If you remove a picture stored in the Photo Stream album from one of your devices
  • Before 30 days, the picture will be removed from all your devices
  • After 30 days, the picture will be removed only from that device, because the picture is not anymore on iCloud.
You should also consider that pictures are removed from your Photo Stream albums on your devices when they reach the 1000th picture.
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iCloud pushes all your photos to the My Photo Stream album on your devices and computers, and manages them efficiently, so you donít run out of storage space.

Your iOS devices keep a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos in the My Photo Stream album. From there, you can browse your recent photos or move the ones you like to your Camera Roll or another album to keep them on your device forever.

Since 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, be sure to select 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 Photo Stream enabled in the Control Panel, all of your photos will be imported into C:\Users\\Pictures\Photo Stream\My Photo Stream.
N.B.1 You can always reset you Photo Straem from www.icloud.com.

N.B.2 You should satisfy the following requirements
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Deleting individual photos from Photo Stream is supported by iOS 5.1 or later, iPhoto 9.2.2 or later, Aperture 3.2.3 or later, and Apple TV Software Update 5.0 or later. You will need to manually delete photos you downloaded to iOS devices using iOS 5.0.1 or earlier after updating to iOS 5.1.
Source: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/73698
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:24 AM   #9
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Makes sense now. Thanks.
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