Where did all my photo stream pics go?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by michael31986, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    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?
     
  2. sunfire7 macrumors member

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    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 :)
     
  3. jpadhiyar, Sep 26, 2014
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    jpadhiyar macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  4. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is that true? Has photo stream always done that? I remembering having the same pictures on there, but maybe i never had reached up to 1000.
     
  5. Bugdozer macrumors member

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    I do not believe this is correct. I have 1,699 photos in my recently added folder from my trip to Disney World a couple weeks ago. I believe that after 30 days they no longer show up in the recently added folder but can be found under the photos tab.
     
  6. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What is the iCloud Photo Library? And wait so any picture I take on my iPhone after 30 days gets deleted?
     
  7. sunfire7 macrumors member

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    No no, I was talking about photo stream, not iCloud photo library...

    The truth is this is a mess :)
     
  8. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Lol I'm so lost. So the 30 day thing was before when we had photo stream? After 30 days any pic over 1000 would be deleted?
     
  9. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is there s tutorial or something that explains all the changes to photos?
     
  10. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry: it just works!

    Hopefully once Yosemite is released, and iCloud Drive / iCloud Photo Library / iCloud Drive / Photos / yada yada are all up and running, there'll be a 'iCloud for Dummies' type book. Just what the hell iCloud is actually doing is opaque enough at the moment, and it's only getting worse...
     
  11. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    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
     
  12. PNutts macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  13. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Let me know if you find out!!
     
  14. kbondo macrumors newbie

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    Photo Stream Gone

    I have tried to access it under moments and albums…not there! I've lost 1000 pics! HELP
     
  15. MWB1124, Sep 28, 2014
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    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.
     
  16. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's cool. I never knew that since I didn't have more than 1000
     

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