Photo Library v/s Camera Roll Backup

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Undertakercl, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Undertakercl macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2011
    Quick question: Do I need to keep my "camera roll backup" active on my phone's iCloud Backup if I enable iCloud Photo Library?

  2. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    Th iCloud photo library is not a backup. I understand it's what people were expecting but it's simply (and rightfully so) a centralisation of your photo's. Keeping all your devices the same and giving web access is it's purpose and that is very useful.

    Backup should never be done in the cloud. You need to manage your own backups.

    Having saidf that, Onedrive will backup your photostream into their cloud which will not replicate changes such as deletions from your devices. They will give you 30gb for free. You could use that as backup in the hope that Microsoft don't lose it. But, they also then co-own those pictures.

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