Cloud Backup vs Photostream

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lokerd, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. lokerd macrumors 6502a

    lokerd

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    #1
    Are there any guides out there to understand a little better about these two differences?

    I have over 2000 pictures on the iPhone that I would like to see show up on my iPad photo stream.

    But I want the backup to not be stored as I'm out of room. The idea is to make sure I don't have a backup but only a photo stream?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    AFAIK photo-stream is only for "new" pictures and they only stay there for 30 days. Apparently it wasn't meant for a true backup in the strict definition of the term.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    1000 pics on mobile devices, no limit on # stored on a computer.

    Although presumably not "intended" for backing up photos, it effectively works that way if you have a computer receiving the photostream. On a Mac, the stream can feed into iphoto or aperture and thereby automatically import your photos.
     

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