I just restored my iPad snd iPhone and all my photo stream pics are gone. Wth. Do I have to tab on iCloud photo sharing?
I think photostream stores 1000 photos or 30 days old, so any photo past that limits are not in photostream anymore but were on your device and devices where it was downloaded. If you don't restore from a backup those photos will not come back.
But wait for a better response since I'm not entirely sure
All your photos are still there. Photos app has changed in iOS 8 and familiar Photo Stream collections are gone. However, your photos are still there.
When you open Photos app you can view the 1,000 most recent photos. Rest of the photos are still accessible from the Moments view. All photos are organized and segregated by a time period. Tap on listing and it will show you moments. Just scroll up or down to view all your photos.
Don't worry: it just works!Is there s tutorial or something that explains all the changes to photos?
I'm just confused because I use to be able to delete a pic on my iPhone and it would stay in the photo stream but now seems I can't and then the 30 day limit
That's the question I have. I want to delete pics from the phone and have them stay in photostream, and also delete pics from photostream and have them stay on the phone. I need them to be separate. I'm still searching for a clear description / article on it.
I think people get confused because the cloud side of Photostream and the local side of Photostream acted differently.
As simply as I can explain...in the pre-iOS8 Photostream system:
Photos were saved in the Photostream "cloud" for 30 days. In other words, if you turned off Photostream on your device, and then you turned it back on, your Photostream would only load photos from the past 30 days.
Locally, your Photostream would show up to 1,000 photos before overwriting the oldest photos. This means that you typically had photos in your device's Photostream that weren't actually saved in the cloud. They only existed locally and perhaps in your camera roll or an iCloud album.
The new iCloud Photo Library should eliminate this confusion because EVERY photo goes to iCloud and stays in iCloud until you delete it. And if you delete it, it deletes it everywhere. Despite some whining on here, this will benefit most iCloud users significantly.