Will iCloud photos be deleted after 30 days?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by stiwi, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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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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    We need to see direct links to see the full story.
    Myself - No one gets my data on some mystery cloud more fragile than ice crystals on trailing edge of B1 Bomber.
     
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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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    JoshMKB24

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    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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    r2shyyou

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    Here is Apple's FAQ document for Photo Stream:

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

    Okay, thanks.
     
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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?
     
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    r2shyyou

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    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:

    Source: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/73698
     
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    Makes sense now. Thanks.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Generally speaking, it will delete your photos in iCloud after 30 days, however if you keep the iCloud backups for a long time and do not change it, then it might be kept for a long time.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    That's for photostream. When iCloud Photo Library comes out, there will no such restriction. However, they will use your iCloud storage space - Photo Stream does/did not use your space.
     

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