Photostream storage time?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by globalist, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I was reading the Photostream FAQ and it says:


    However in my case I still have photos in my Photostream (on both my iphone and my ipad) that are more than 1 moth old. Some go as far back as Christmas 2011.

    What gives?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Me too. The 30 day limit probably applies to heavy users. After all no one can start a class action suit because you misrepresented your ToS by offering MORE than you said.:D
     
  3. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that the 30 days means that the photos are available to be synced to your photo stream for 30 days. It's more than enough time since our computers are always online, however, if your device didn't have access to the internet for 30 days after a picture was taken, it would not show up in your photo stream.
     
  4. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I had a similar issue except my iPhone deleted photo stream pics after a month, but both my iMac and MBP kept photos that were up to 3 months old.

    Im now testing it again since iPhoto was updated.
     
  5. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I believe this is normal as the Mac/PC should store the photos downloaded from Photostream indefinitely, without restrictions. Only in the cloud and on the idevices these restrictions should apply.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    I don't think so but could be wrong. I believe that the photos will only be stored on the device that they were taken on or were originally on. So if you take a pic with your iPhone after it's deleted from Photo Stream it will only be on your iPhone (not your Mac) unless you copied it. Of course I still have all of mine in Photo Stream so I can't verify but in iPhoto I only seem them in Photo Stream Events. So one Photo Stream delete the photos it would seem that the iPhoto Event would also be removed (although it may remain):confused:.
     
  7. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using iCloud for PC and it's so far downloaded all the photos from all my idevices.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Mine go back to Christmas as well. Funnily enough, I have an equal 1,000 in it.
     
  9. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    Ditto on that here. I'm using iCloud on my PC and all of my photos ar downloaded to my pictures folder. Some photos go back to december. They only seem to delete on my iPhone.
     
  10. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And that's how it should be. On my iphone however they go back to December. Maybe it's because I only have a total of 150 of pics taken (i.e. nowhere close the 1k limit)?
     
  11. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Well, you can set the computer (iPhoto) to automatically add photo stream pics to the library, so I don't see why I'd need my computer to keep iCloud photos that aren't in true sync with my iPhone/iDevice?

    As of now, if you delete a photo from photo stream, it gets deleted on everything. So conventional wisdom would suggest if the 30 day window expires a certain picture, it should do so across all apple products.

    I want all my devices to stay in sync.
     

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