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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Confused about iCloud photo backup

An Apple rep on the phone said that iCloud will only back up photos in your Photo Stream from the last 30 days and up to 1000 photos. However, when backing up and restoring my iPhone to iCloud, it backed up and restored my entire Camera Roll, which contained photos older than 30 days. What's the deal? Does iCloud backup the Camera Roll or not?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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An Apple rep on the phone said that iCloud will only back up photos in your Photo Stream from the last 30 days and up to 1000 photos. However, when backing up and restoring my iPhone to iCloud, it backed up and restored my entire Camera Roll, which contained photos older than 30 days. What's the deal? Does iCloud backup the Camera Roll or not?
Yes, iCloud backs up the Camera Roll (you can toggle this ON/OFF in Settings).

The "photos in your Photo Stream from the last 30 days and up to 1000 photos" thing is just that, it's those photos in your Photo Stream.

Photo Stream =/= Camera Roll.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Yes, iCloud backs up the Camera Roll (you can toggle this ON/OFF in Settings).

The "photos in your Photo Stream from the last 30 days and up to 1000 photos" thing is just that, it's those photos in your Photo Stream.

Photo Stream =/= Camera Roll.
So if I turn off backing up to Photo Stream (I don't even understand what Photo Stream is vs. Camera Roll), it says it will delete those photos from my Photo Stream. Will it delete them from my Camera Roll as well?
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So if I turn off backing up to Photo Stream (I don't even understand what Photo Stream is vs. Camera Roll), it says it will delete those photos from my Photo Stream. Will it delete them from my Camera Roll as well?
No. It'll stay in your camera roll.

The camera roll is all the pictures you save, screenshot, take, and film.

You can read about Photo Stream here:
http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/photo-stream.html

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With iCloud, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. And with Shared Photo Streams, you can easily choose which of your photos you want to share and who you want to share them with.
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So if I turn off backing up to Photo Stream (I don't even understand what Photo Stream is vs. Camera Roll), it says it will delete those photos from my Photo Stream. Will it delete them from my Camera Roll as well?
Camera Roll, is where all your photos and images are stored.

Photostream, is a syncronizing tool that temporarily (30 days, 1000 images) between iDevices and Mac/PC.

iCloud Backup, backs up phone settings, Camera Roll contents, and other stuff.
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Camera roll are photos and such that are stored directly on your device.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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So if I turn off backing up to Photo Stream
Photo Stream is not a backup of anything.
You still need to go to your Mac and copy the photos from Photo Stream to iPhoto.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:06 PM   #8
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I turned off Photo Stream because I don't need it.

Can someone please confirm for me that iCloud will backup my entire Camera Roll, however big it is (assuming less than my 5gb iCloud storage) so I can restore it on my new iPhone?

Thanks.
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I turned off Photo Stream because I don't need it.

Can someone please confirm for me that iCloud will backup my entire Camera Roll, however big it is (assuming less than my 5gb iCloud storage) so I can restore it on my new iPhone?

Thanks.
Provided you haven't turned it off in Settings, then yes, it'll back your entire Camera Roll.
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