PhotoStream - How much Bandwidth does this...

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kdesign7, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2010
    earth, for now.
    How much bandwidth does this feature use?

    Is it only functional while on WiFi, or does it function on 3G as well? If so, this brings me back to my initial concern of how much 3G (Upload) Bandwidth does this use, per file,...

    I am guessing that PhotoStream uploads the Photo in it's entirety, and then downloads onto connected iCloud devices, such as an iPad or iMac...

    If PhotoStream does use roughly 2MB+ per Photo Upload to iCloud over 3G, wouldn't this drastically diminish a user's monthly allotment of data usage?

    Just curious - I appreciate all replies! :) Thx!
  2. big samm macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2008
    Since photostream only works via wifi you shouldn't worry about it.
  3. 3GEE macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2009
    Does it use an Internet connection on wifi? This is a concern of mine as I have a tiny daily wireless Internet limit.
  4. kdesign7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2010
    earth, for now.
    Aaaah ok - I wasnt sure if it did it on both! Now, that has sent my mind at east! Thank u! :)

    (Not that I was overly worried, I have 6GIGS a month on 3G)


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