iCloud and photo stream questions!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by prvt.donut, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    I am worried about using photo stream, when it was first launched, I enabled it and lost a bunch of photos from my wedding anniversary.

    That sucked!

    Immediately turned it off after that.

    Has that been reported by anyone else? I think the photos and
    Videos were taken from the lock screen camera for those 'on the spot quick photos and videos'. I remember checking them out and being happy at the time, but the next morning, they were gone!

    I was expecting them to have been stored and saved on the apple servers but I never saw them again, I only found a thumbnail of an image when using the file browser software to search the iPhone file structure.

    Another question is that apple says the photos stay in the photo stream for
    30 days, what happens after that?

    Do they auto save to iPhoto?

    Finally, what's the point of upgrading my cloud storage? Photo stream doesn't count, and why would I care about my apps being backed up?

    Oh! And what happens to video I take, non cloud, they just load into iPhoto during a sync. But if I recall correctly, they don't load into the photo stream!
  2. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008
    They won't auto save to iPhoto you have to drag them off of PhotoStream to permanently save I believe, after the 30 days they are gone. 30 days being the timeframe you should do something with them e.g. back up

    - Video is not uploaded to PhotoStream, photos only
    - The point of upgrading storage is because some people have a ton of apps across multiple devices which will easily use up 5GB
    - I would back up Apps, if you ever lose your device and get another one it restores everything from the cloud
  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Videos don't back up to iCloud just photos.

    They do auto save to iPhoto. Will probably list an Event like "February Photo Stream" or "January Photo Stream".

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