General Photos from a Shared Photo Stream to iCloud Photo Library

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sims213, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. sims213 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014

    I've been wondering if photos from a shared photo stream (the photos in this stream are from an old iPhone 4) will be imported to iCloud Photo Library if I turn this feature on?
  2. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

    Feb 8, 2007
    Mesa, AZ
    I don't believe so. I think the photos need to be saved on your device in order to be automatically uploaded to IPL when you enable IPL. From what I understand, Photo Stream photos are stored in the cloud (think of it as a different "cloud", seperate from the IPL cloud) and those images are stored there for 30 days, but they do not get uploaded to IPL when you enable IPL on your device.

    I ran into a similar issue as I had all of my photos saved on a Photo Stream in order to save space on my iPhone. I just manually downloaded all of the photos back onto my phone, enabled IPL and uploaded all of the photos to IPL, then used the "optimize" setting with IPL to minimize the space the photos take up on my phone.

    If you don't have enough space on your phone to do this I believe you can import all of your photos from a Photo Stream into iPhoto on your Mac, then uploaded those photos to IPL from there.
  3. sims213 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014
    Hmm okay, but then there's a problem because I can't save the video from the photo stream to my phone - and if I sync with the computer the time it was taken doesn't import, which is kind of annoying :/

    I'm also currently running a Windows pc so I can't use iPhoto
  4. sims213 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014
    Problem solved - I downloaded Wireless Transfer App on both devices and transferede the videos that way.

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