Photostream and icloud

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Jdiakiw, May 2, 2013.

  1. Jdiakiw

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    iPF Novice

    Feb 1, 2012
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    I have 1000 photos in my photostream. When i add 100 new images i have always assumed my earliest 100 images get bumped and saved in icloud. Now i can not find those earlier images. Have i been grossly misinformed and
    all my images but for the most recent are lost forever?
  2. twerppoet

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    iPad Legend II

    Jan 8, 2011
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    No. It does not work that way. Photo Stream is temporary, and should not be used to store photos. There is no secondary storage when the photos are removed.

    Photo Stream is meant to make it easy to get to recent photos from several devices and computer. It has never stored all your photos.

    The only exception is if you are using Photo Stream with a computer. Unlike mobile devices, the catch on the computer is not limited to 1000 photos. I twill continue to grow until/unless you delete them yourself. It is still not wise to trust this. Save important photos elsewhere.

    The only photos backed up in iCloud are the ones in your Camera Roll; the ones currently in your Camera Roll, not a history of photos there were on your Camera Roll. And you can only restore them by restoring the entire iPad.

    iCloud: Photo Stream FAQ

    Always, always, save your photos off the iPad if you intend to keep them. Either online, or on your computer. Preferably both. Even if you are storing in them in a third party app. Mobile devices like the iPad are subject to 'bad things'. Nothing important should ever be trusted solely into their care.

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