Truly PC Free iCloud backup

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by theBigD23, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
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    My mom has switched to her iPad full time but after upgrading her to the new iPad and restoring from backup it didn't import the pictures synced from her photos on her old computer. This makes sense of course, however, is there a way to sync the photos and somehow backup the pictures that are synced? I was thinking of downloading the new iPhoto app and see if that will backup everything. Does anyone know of a way to make this possible?
  2. Dan14 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2009
    Nope, photostream will only backup those pictures imported from or in the camera roll. iPhoto for iOS isn't great either as it doesn't sync to the desktop client. If you want a truly PC free setup, you're best to import all your photos from the iPad camera kit into your camera roll and that'll sync it up to iCloud and to any other devices.
  3. rowley macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    London, UK
    Personally Dropbox is a great way of getting all your photos up to the cloud and share with your family.
    Photostream is ok if everyone in your family has the same account so that the photos are dropped into their devices.
  4. Dan14 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2009
    Yes, definitely. Dropbox is definitely the best option for multi-users as long as you have enough space on your free account.

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