iCloud Photos -Shared Albums

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by lawful, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. lawful macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    If someone shares me a photo album through iCloud (shared albums), those photos are automatically downloaded into my library or do I have to download them manually if I want to keep those photos / videos no matter what happens afterwards with that shared album? Thank you.
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    No, the photos stay in the shared albums. They download to your device, but only for viewing. If the owner of the album deletes the photos, you will lose access to them.

    If there are photos in a shared album that you really like, you should save them to your own library. Once there, you have them for good regardless of what happens to the shared album. Note that the saved photo will show up in its appropriate location date-wise based on when it was taken, so you may not see at the bottom where you'd expect. Go into "All Photos" album to find it at the bottom.
  3. lawful thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    Wow, thank Sr. wonderful explanation! And very helpful...

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