Apple is ending My Picture Stream in favor of iCloud Pictures

It may be time to improve your iCloud storage, because the decade-old My Picture Stream(opens in a brand new tab) service from Apple is ready to finish on July 26(opens in a brand new tab).


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Is My Picture Stream completely different than my iCloud Picture storage?

My Picture Stream was launched alongside iCloud in 2011, a free Wi-Fi primarily based possibility for customers to briefly retailer photographs in a single digital location after which save or add them throughout the remainder of their Apple gadgets on-the-go. The service is out there on:

My Picture Stream solely works for JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and RAW picture codecs, and saves them at a decrease decision to cut back storage on iPhone, iPad, and iPod. My Picture Stream is not obtainable for Apple Watches, does not apply to Reside images, and will not save edits made to images throughout gadgets. My Picture Stream could be accessed in a consumer’s gadget settings, however is not obtainable for customers who’ve lately created their Apple ID.

The stream retains as much as 1,000 information for 30 days, appearing as an iCloud stepping stone for customers storing photographs each regionally and within the Cloud, however is just not a everlasting backup possibility.

Recordsdata stored within the free My Picture Stream did not depend towards a consumer’s iCloud storage restrict.

Will I lose any of my photos?

Based on the corporate, information will cease importing to My Picture Stream one month earlier than the service shuts down on July 26, permitting customers 30 days to avoid wasting information to different gadgets or add them to their iCloud account. As soon as the stream is gone, all photographs will stay on the gadget they had been initially taken, so no want to fret about shedding any information.

How do I save photographs from My Picture Stream?

My Picture Stream could be accessed by going to your gadgets Picture Library. Choose “Albums” after which navigate to “My Picture Stream.”

As soon as within the My Picture Stream album, merely choose and obtain any images you want to save to your gadget, or drag the images into your Mac’s Picture Library.

Apple recommends establishing iCloud Pictures(opens in a brand new tab) throughout gadgets to avoid wasting and sync photographs, movies, and edits.