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    Hi, Can someone explain to me how the iCloud feature works or pros/ cons with it? I wasn't explained this feature, and not sure how to get into or change my account. My second issue is my photos are going to an iCloud album which I didn't put them in. I assume it's automatic. I'm not sure if my photos are being sent somewhere and who has access to it.
    Any help would be great. Thanks!
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    I can't wait to get the answer to this myself. I can't seem to go into iTunes to see what I have in my icloud or even delete individual photos. That is why I use dropbox and amazon pictures. I can then do what I want with my uploaded photos and videos.
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    Icloud is online storage. Just like dropbox but integrated in iOS and some of its apps.
    If your photos are sent to iCloud you have turned it on in settings.

    You can login to iCloud on the web. Photos should be private as default. You have to specify photos or albums to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinlight View Post
    Icloud is online storage. Just like dropbox but integrated in iOS and some of its apps.
    If your photos are sent to iCloud you have turned it on in settings.

    You can login to iCloud on the web. Photos should be private as default. You have to specify photos or albums to share.
    Is there an address? icloud.com? I'm at work so can't access it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comiken205 View Post
    Is there an address? icloud.com? I'm at work so can't access it now.
    Yes, iCloud.com is the right web address for iCloud.
    If you go to Settings > iCloud on your device you can manage what gets synced with and to iCloud.
    Knowing that Apple is very serious about privacy and isn't shy of going against court orders, you can say your data is safe.
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    Ok, but when I go to settings it says photo stream. I turned that off, but do I also need to turn off the photo sharing one. When I attempted to it says all my photos will be deleted from my iPhone.
    Also how do I eliminate my storage or make room. I take a lot of pics which later get uploaded to my computer.
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    It's not like Dropbox. iCloud is not a storage option. It's a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. If you delete from the device, it's also deleted from iCloud.
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    I could give you a very long and involved answer to all your iCloud photo library questions. But Rene Richie has done it already:

    iCloud Photo Library: Explained | iMore
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