Can iCloud let you access pics on Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by amitdoc2b, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    If I take photos/videos on my iPhone, and iCloud backs them up automatically into the cloud.. can I log into my iCloud account on my MacBook Air and access them there so that I can download them into my laptop? Or do I still have to e-mail them individually to myself if I chose to wirelessly get these pics/videos on my computer?

    Also, suppose I reset my iPhone.. how do I restore an iCloud backup? Does it let me pick a backup date or does it just let me do the most recent backup onto my iPhone?
  2. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    Your photo stream is available in iPhoto. So every time iPhoto is launched, it'll download every picture you've taken with you iPhone from iCloud.

    As for the iCloud backup, when you reset your iPhone, there will be an onscreen setup and there will be an option to restore from an iCloud backup. It'll use the most recent backup.
  3. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    How do photos/videos from my iPhone become wirelessly available in iPhoto? I only see a way to connect it to a MobileMe account not iCloud.
  4. spencers macrumors 68020


    Sep 20, 2004
    Make sure you have installed the Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2 update, and the iPhoto 9.2 update.
  5. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I do have 10.7.2 and this is a new MacBook Air. iPhoto is 9.1.5 but it says there's no new updates. How do I go about doing this?
  6. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    1) iCloud needs to be setup in System Prefs. 10.7.2 added this.

    2) I had the same problem with iPhoto. In short I had to reinstall iLife 11 from CD. Update to iPhoto 9.1 then 9.2 will show up in the auto update. I saved off the other apps from Ilife into a diff folder and then moved them back so I would not need to update the entire iLife. Worked fine. It seems that iPhoto 9.1.5 will not update to 9.2.

    I made a post about it it is the last one. maybe I should have made it into a thread. -
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    If you go to you can download the iPhoto 9.2 update
  8. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    Thanks, I'll look for it and let you know. Will photostream on iPhoto show us the videos from our iPhone's camera roll as well?
  9. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    i haven't been able to get this to work. it looks like icloud will only stream new pictures that you have taken, not the ones already in your camera roll.
  10. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    This is correct.
  11. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    iPhoto can be updated via the Mac App Store if you have the latest iLife version, for those of you asking.

    This is correct. Only photos taken on a device with iCloud and Photo Stream enabled will show up in your Photo Stream. However, you can get all of the photos on your devices to be consistent by syncing with a cable.
  12. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I was able to update iPhoto from the Mac App Store.
  13. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    update iPhone to the new one.... than enable photo stream on the iPhone and than all the photos will copy to your MBA
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Actually, I tried it out on my iPod touch and it asks what backup you'd like to restore from.

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