How to Set Up iCloud Photo Stream on iPad, iPhone [iOS 7.x]
Photostreams is Apple’s way of connecting all your devices (via iCloud) so that when you click a photo on one device, that photo appears on all other devices.
If you have an iPhone, iPad and a Mac/PC, enabling iCloud Photostreams will make sure that a photo clicked on your iPhone will magically appear on your iPad and Mac/PC – and you don’t need to do anything except clicking that photo.
Setting up Photostreams on any of your iOS device is pretty easy. All you need is an iCloud account and some free space in that account. Here’s how to setup iCloud photostreams on your iPad or iPhone running iOS 7.x:
- Open the Settings app
- Tap on iCloud
- Sign in if you haven’t
- After signing in, scroll down and tap on Photos
- Turn on the switch for Photo Stream
- Optionally, if you wish to share Photo streams with other people, you can switch ON the Photo Sharing switch too.
You can turn ON photo streams through Photo & Camera settings too. Here’s how to do that:
- Open Settings
- Scroll down and tap on Photo & Camera
- Turn ON My Photo Stream
That’s about it.
Now, there are a few things you should bear in mind though.
If you click a lot of pictures, Photo Stream will upload them all to the iCloud when you are connected to a Wi-fi network. Photo Stream does not eat away your iCloud storage space (the free 5GB you get is not subjected to deduction for photos) but iCloud does have an upper limit (1000 photos/hour) when it uploads the photos. There no other limits to the amount of photos you can have on your Photo stream though.