Making Effective Use of iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by AppleVirgin, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. AppleVirgin macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    London, UK
    I have just posted exact same on Apple Support forums.


    I have an iPhone, I have a MacBook Air (current use) and a MacBook Pro (old computer). All have photos on them. Some of them common across all devices, some of them unique to each device.

    My iPhone is out of storage space PLUS I really need to consolidate my photos. Is iCloud the answer?

    I have more than the free 5GB storage allowance and am happy to pay for extra storage. Where do I even begin? Is there a step-by-step guide available anywhere? Is this something that the Genii at the Apple Store can provide guidance on?

    If I place all the photos currently on my iPhone/MacBook Air and MacBook Pro into iCloud I take it I can safely delete them from my each of those devices and will be able to access those photos from iCloud whenever I have a dat connection?

    Any and all guidance, in no-nonsense, non-technical jargon, most appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    About how many GB, not counting duplicates, do you estimate your photos will use?
  3. tomekosiowy macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2013
    For photos iCloud does the job. Just enable on all devices iCloud Photo Library.

    For a better files management and exchanging try and their apps.
  4. AppleVirgin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    London, UK
    I would say around 25GB, if not more.
  5. Paco II macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2009
    1) iCloud Photo Library is *not* a backup solution. I would never have it be the sole source of photos.
    2) Also consider Google Photos.

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