iCloud access from ios - yes again

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by deafred, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. deafred macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    Ok ok, have read and search forums/google.

    Just like to share my experience with iCloud,

    Before anyone loses the plot about the topic surfacing yet again, let me explain my issue....I don't have a pc or a Mac, am traveling ATM with an iPhone 4s & iPad (new).

    Given I use the iPhone as my happy snap camera, I now have in excess of 4000 pics on it. Yes I should have managed and removed them on the fly but thats beside the point. I purchased extra iCloud storage and at the minute have used 12gb of 25gb, mainly all of which are pics.

    It seems from the net research I can't access iCloud directly from either idevices as per a pc/Mac? The reason I want to do this....is twofold 1. to check what pics are up there before I delete them all from the phone (ie have no confidence in iCloud due to photostream issues) & 2. Would like the ability to access "old" shots on both devices. Photostreams inability to do this is frustrating.

    Am I missing something or is iCloud completely flawed for pics? It's works very well for everything else, calanders etc. Is there a work around?!? I have reverted to uploading all 4000+ pics to Dropbox, which needless to say is painfully slooooww.

  2. wharzhee, Jul 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012

    wharzhee macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
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    i read the other thread, i guessed you're well versed.

    so to your questions, if it was backup'ed to icloud. i don't think you can access them with a mac/pc anyway.

    No work around, for the moment, I guess. So I guess the uploading of 4000+ pics is your only option.
  3. deafred thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    Thank you. So iCloud isn't accessible from a pc/Mac either?!? Just iTunes I presume? As haven't used it with a pc/Mac yet have no idea, currently using a lot of storage on iCloud, have 25gb. Must be able to access to the data somehow.. Gathering iCloud isn't like Dropbox, which I prefer now anyway.

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