How do I activate iCloud Photo Library?

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  1. sohaloh macrumors regular

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    Just wondering where the option is? I searched all over. In my iCloud Drive menu i only have the option for photostream.
     
  2. profets macrumors 68040

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  3. amareto macrumors newbie

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    I can't find anything about iCloud Photo Library.
    Also I se a Developer option under Settings>Developer

    I have the 8.0 (12A365) version is that the GM?
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    It isn't under iCloud Drive

    Settings > iCloud > Photos > iCloud Photo Library (Beta)
     
  5. WB2Colorado macrumors regular

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    I don't have an option for iCloud Photo Library either, just Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing (Shared Photo Streams)
     
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  7. sohaloh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Checked but no option there. I'm in Canada if that makes any difference. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1410386321.298953.jpg
     
  8. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I have the same options here.
     
  9. sdlevi27 macrumors regular

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    Is it just me, or did Apple pull the reference to iCloud Photo Library on their iOS 8 page: https://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/photos/
     
  10. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just noticing all that when I went to search for more info and all the cached search results referred to details not on the page.

    I have a suspicion that Apple has elected to delay this feature. The rollout as originally described didn't make a lot of sense – it basically left the Mac out of the equation entirely. You wouldn't be able to edit or work with your photos on your Mac at all – iPhoto doesn't doesn't support Photo Library, and Apple's new "Photos" app isn't coming out for a few months at least. What's the point of a "unified" workflow that doesn't let your work with your photos on the desktop?
     
  11. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to only be available to devs who have registered their UDID:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1774931

    So people who have acquired the GM version of iOS 8 who do not have a dev account will not see this feature until it is publicly released.
     
  12. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, it's pulled from that page. The old version: https://web.archive.org/web/20140902203024/http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/photos/

    Also, this iCloud page mentions a lot of new iOS 8-related features, but not iCloud Photo Library: http://www.apple.com/icloud/

    This corresponding page did: https://web.archive.org/web/20140902222327/http://www.apple.com/icloud/preview/
     
  13. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    not true. I'm rugged and don't see it
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    not a registered dev.
    UDID not registered.

    I have it...
     
  15. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    My phone is registered and has been so forever. The option still doesn't show up.
     
  16. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    So that's that theory out the window then.

    Strange how some people have it and some don't.

    Is it something to do with location? I'm in the UK and don't have it.
     
  17. amareto macrumors newbie

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  18. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    No dev account, doesn't work for me on iPhone 5s or iPad 4 in US. No option even to turn it on.
     
  19. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    I do see the iCloud beta option on my phone.

    My question is, how do i get my shared photo streams off the device and in the cloud only? I plan on getting a 16 GB 6+ and prefer to have those 1.5 GB of pics in the cloud rather than on device storage. Thanks!
     

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  20. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I want to turn this on, but I want the new storage pricing. Have they switched it over yet?

    Edit: Oh they did, sweet. Buying 200GB
     
  21. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    So what works here? Will icloud photo library only work if we have 20 GB+ of storage? Still very confused on this even more since apple removed it from the iOS 8 marketing pages.
     
  22. VacTacks11 macrumors member

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    I have it (Dev, UDID registered, Canada).

    BUT when I go to enable it, it tells me that the pictures I've copied over from iTunes (via iPhoto) will be deleted from my phone.

    So how the hell am I supposed to get my pictures onto this thing??
     
  23. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Ok so do you also have more than 5GB of storage as a dev? Is this confirmed to be only working for devs? Seems odd since its the GM and is also mentioned to be included in the GM release notes.
     
  24. Wbutchart macrumors regular

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    Hi all, read http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/09/09Apple-Announces-iOS-8-Available-September-17.html

    Photo library beta will not be released until October sometime.

    So those who have it seem to have landed well! The rest of us have to wait it seems. Perhaps trying to protect servers....
     
  25. iL15hts macrumors regular

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    Mine is there. Please check, its in Settings>iCloud(not photos) >Photos.
     

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