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    Default ICloud Photo Backup

    Is it possible to backup my whole photo in photo app?

    Supposedly I sync them with iTunes using selected folder.

    When I turn on iCloud Backup for Photo Library it prompt me to delete the photos on my device.

    My Photo Stream is working fine but I would like to backup all file in Photos app to iCloud too.

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    Default ICloud Photo Backup

    - Go to Settings --> iCloud.
    - Make sure 'Photos' is enabled.
    - Scroll down to 'Backup'.
    - Enable 'iCloud Backup' from there.
    - Tap 'Back Up Now' (make sure you're connected to a WiFi network).
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    Default Re: ICloud Photo Backup

    If I turn on iCloud Photo Library it prompt me to delete my photos in Photos app.
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    Default Re: ICloud Photo Backup

    Quote Originally Posted by jianrong View Post
    If I turn on iCloud Photo Library it prompt me to delete my photos in Photos app.
    No, you can't delete the photos in your photos app. If you do, they will also delete from iCloud. iCloud is a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. It doesn't work like Dropbox.
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    Default Re: ICloud Photo Backup

    Every users has original 5GB of free storage for iCloud. If you have too many photos on the iPhone, you might need a update of iCloud storage.
    If you only want to store photos on iCloud. Go to Settings > iCloud, toggle off all items but photo.
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    Default Re: ICloud Photo Backup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    No, you can't delete the photos in your photos app. If you do, they will also delete from iCloud. iCloud is a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. It doesn't work like Dropbox.
    Well I mean originally I sync all photos using selected folder feature in iTunes. So albums are appearing in Photos app.

    I had iCloud Backup -> Photos -> all inside on except iCloud Photo Library.

    If I proceed to turn on Photo Library -> it will tell me the existing photos will be deleted from my Photos app.

    Naturally I click cancel. -> Photo Library weren't turn on due to this.

    I had all iCloud backup option turn on except Photo Library and Mail.
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    Default Re: ICloud Photo Backup

    Right now it only backup to iCloud -> those photo I took using camera.
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    Default ICloud Photo Backup

    Quote Originally Posted by jianrong View Post
    Right now it only backup to iCloud -> those photo I took using camera.
    I don't use iCloud Photo Library. I upload all my photos to Box and Dropbox. I know there's an explanation why it prompts to delete. Maybe someone who uses iCloud Photo Library will explain it.
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    Default Re: ICloud Photo Backup

    Each users has orginal 5 GB of free iCloud storage. It's a good idea to sync photos with iCloud but be careful with the storage. Or, backup via iTunes.

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