General iCloud, photo stream, same apple ID

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Bugeyeblue, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    My wife and I would like to (and already do) use the same apple ID. I have iCloud turned on and hers is off because 5gb isn't enough for both of us. Here's what I want to do:
    Can we use the same ID, if we pay for more iCloud storage, to put all pictures taken with either iPhone into the same photo stream? We just max out our phones taking pictures of the baby and want to be able to access them from anywhere without taking up phone memory.
    Secondly, does turning on photo stream on your iPhone use the phone's memory to store the pictures or is it just accessed on the cloud?
    And lastly, how many pictures can be kept in photo stream? Do they ever self-delete if you reach a certain number of photos or memory level?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    1000 limit to photostream
    New photos boot off oldest photos

    You should be backing up all your photos as well as using Photostream

    You can share an AppleID and whichever functions you wish to share together.
    And you can each use a separate ID for FaceTime and iMessage at the same time.
     
  3. shandyman Suspended

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    Dublin, Ireland
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    The storage space is for iPhone backup. Photo stream is not included in that. It's the last 1000 pics or last 30 days. For what you want with photos, sounds like Dropbox would be better and easier.
     

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