How to set up Photostream in iCloud (iOS 7)
Photo Stream is the iCloud feature that lets you view your recent photos on all of your devices wirelessly, and share selected photos with people you choose. Photo Stream includes My Photo Stream and Shared Photo Streams. With My Photo Stream, the photos you take with your iOS devices or import to your computers appear automatically in the My Photo Stream view on all of your devices. It’s a great way to get all your latest shots on all your personal devices.
Turn on Photostream on any device that you want to be part of your photo stream.
Take a photo with your iOS device, or import photos from your digital camera to your Mac, iPad, or Windows computer.
Photo Stream automatically uploads the photos to iCloud over any WiFi or Ethernet connection, then downloads them to your other devices.
The photos appear in the My Photo Stream view on each device: in the Photos app on your iOS devices; in iPhoto or Aperture on a Mac; under Photo Stream on Apple TV; or in the Pictures folder on a Windows computer.
iCloud stores your new photos in the cloud for 30 days so your devices have plenty of time to connect and automatically download the photos. Your iOS devices keep a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos and you can save your favourite shots to your Camera Roll or any other album to keep them on your device permanently. Because your computers have more storage, they can keep all your Photo Stream photos.
With My Photo Stream turned on, new photos taken with your iOS device appear in your photo stream when your device is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi. The new photos appear automatically in My Photo Stream on your other devices set up with My Photo Stream, including your Mac and Windows computers.
How to enable Photostream
With Photo Stream, any picture you take with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is automatically stored on iCloud and pushed down to any other device logged into your iCloud account. Photos are only transferred when you're on Wi-Fi.
Launch the Settings app. Tap iCloud.
Turn Photos ON. Tap the arrow to open photos.
Turn on: My Photo stream and Photo Sharing.
Once you've enabled Photo Stream on your iPhone, iPod touch, and/or iPad, MAC computer, Windows PC, you'll be able to see any pictures taken on any of your iOS devices, on all of your other iOS devices. Photo Stream only stores and pushes photos when you're on Wi-Fi. So, if you don't see your latest photos, make sure you connect your device(s) to Wi-Fi and wait a few moments.
In this picture, a photo was taken on the iPad and then streamed wirelessly to iPhoto on an iMAC computer within a few minutes.
To see the photos in your Photostream on the iPad and iPhone, open the Photos app, tap Albums, then My Photostream.
Setup Photostream on a MAC or iPhone
You must enable Photostream on all your devices - including Windows PC.
On a MAC, iPhone or iPod Touch, open the System Preferences or Settings tabs. Open the iCloud tab and turn on Photostream.
Setup Photostream in iPhoto on a MAC
In the iPhoto menu, Preferences, Select Photostream and turn on all the options. Your Photostream will be accessible via the left sidebar in iPhoto.
Setup Photostream on a Windows computer
- Launch theiCloud control panel (log in if you aren't already).
- Check the Photo Streambox.
- Click Options next to Photo Stream to customize Photo Stream settings further.
Your Windows PC will start to import your Photo Stream photos. Depending on how many photos you have and how fast your internet connection is, it might take a few minutes.
Enable Photostream on your Apple TV
Your Apple TV can wirelessly stream all the pictures from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It's a great way to share pictures with friends and family on right on your home television.
Launch Photostream. Confirm your Apple ID. Choose whether you would like to use Photostream as your screensaver. iCloud will start to populate your Photo Stream on your Apple TV
How to delete photos from Photostream
If you have personal, private, or any photos you simply don't want to be stored on Photo Stream, you can delete them from iCloud without deleting them from your device.
- Launch the Photos app.
- Tap Albums.
- Tap My Photostream.
- Tap Select .
- Tap any photos you want to delete.
- Tap the Trash. (This will appear in the top left corner when you have selected a photo to delete).
Note: this will only remove the photo from Photo Stream, not from the Camera Roll of the device with which you originally took it.
Video: How to setup a shared photostream iOS 7
Video: Demonstration of Photostream on the iPad