Photos in the Cloud question

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ProwlingTiger, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    Now that Apple has made the photo storage unlimited, does this apply to previously taken photos? Will photos I took before iOS 8 automatically be backed up?

  2. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    There's no unlimited photo storage. Photo Stream has always stored the last 30 days of photos, and they count toward you storage limit. iCloud Photo Library stores all your photos permanently, but DOES count toward your storage limit.
  3. ProwlingTiger, Oct 15, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014

    ProwlingTiger thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    Okay, so iCloud Photo Library is something that, once I enable, it will immediately backup all my photos in the cloud, but not download them to each device? But I can still view them from each device? And does it backup all old photos?

    Now I understand the difference between photo stream and the backup option, thanks.

    EDIT: Think I found the most helpful webpage about this and answered my questions.

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